(Closed) Awkward gift issue

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

I would leave it alone until the gift is actually sent to you. If the gift isn’t from that guest, you’re going to put her in an awkward position of telling you that it wasn’t from her.

Post # 5
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t think anything good can come of asking her if she purchased it. Either she didn’t buy it, and will be put on the spot for not getting you anything, or she did buy it and somehow the gift was lost or stolen (and nothing can really be done about that). I’d just let it go.

Post # 6
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would leave the thankyou note as a thanks for coming, and see if she inquires about the gift.

Post # 7
1452 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

Don’t worry about it.

Post # 8
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I would ask your parents or attendents if they’ve heard anything.  Maybe they can mention in passing that they had one gift unsure of who it was from and maybe that person would say ‘ oh that was from us, I must have forgotten to label it’.  Otherwise I would just stick to your current thank you wihtout mentioning the gift.

Post # 10
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It could have been something that someone purchased for themselves, but it accidently got marked as a registry gift. I’ve had that happen before, I was buying a wedding gift and also bought myself a cutting board. Apparently the bride had registered for the same cutting board I bought, and it got applied to her registry as “purchased” (unfortuantely I didn’t notice that until the day of the wedding when I was attaching the gift receipt to the gift I bought her, and realized I had a gift receipt for the cutting board too).

Post # 11
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Don’t do anything. Send the Thank You card just for attending teh wedding and see if she responds. If you didn’t get it, you didn’t get it I mean I know freak things happen like it getting lost for real in the mail, but you have to assume that no one got it for you if you haven’t received it.


Post # 12
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It could have easily been the stores mistake. Maybe someone bought it then returned it for something else. or maybe they bought it for themselves. I wouldn’t worry about it. If you weren’t looking @ your registry; which typically people don’t do; you would have never known. All it would do is offend the girl.

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