(Closed) Because I know y’all love an Etiquette question…!

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What do we do?

    Nothing - it's yeeeeaaarrrs ago.

    Re-wrap original gift, bring it over, come clean.

    Buy new gift, bring it over, come (sorta) clean.

    other...below for opinion.

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

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    @aunt pol: if you’re concerned about it not being nice enough, then i’d suggest giving them the orignal gift plus a little something extra….maybe a nice bottle of wine/alcohol to go with the glasses?

    Post # 18
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Um… that is HILARIOUS. Tell them the story and give them the gift! I’d leave it in the same wrapping too… I would think it was so funny if that happened to us πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Since it’s still in it’s original wrapping, I think it will be pretty funny to show them!  Give it to them and then offer to take them out for dinner or something to make up for it.  It’s a funny story!

    Post # 20
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    haha, wow, that is too funny, they’d probably think so too!  I’d bring it over in its original wrapping and everything, dust and all, and tell the story!  If you think it’s a little dated now, I’d throw in a little gift card to get something more current.  You’ll have to update this and let us know what you did!

    Post # 21
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    Helper bee

    I think it’s such a funny story and they will get a big kick out of it! I think like a lot of others have said, you should give them the original gift just because it’s so funny πŸ™‚ In order to make yourself feel better about it, I would consider buying them something else (as long as money isn’t a big issue) that they would love now to “make up for it” (I put that in quotes because I don’t think you have anything to make up for but I know how you’re probably feeling!)

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    pfft, c’mon you’ve totally gotta give them the original gift in the same ol’ wrapping and tell them the story. you’ll all laugh and then you can either offer to get them a better gift, bring a new one, or buy them the nice dinner that you took them to to present your dated present. no need to get sketchy on them though.

    Post # 23
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I agree that you should leave the gift as is.  Give them the original gift along with a bottle of wine and put them to good use while telling the story!

    Post # 25
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    This is hilarious, I love it!  And I agree with the other bees who say just give it to them in the original wrapping and maybe bring a bottle of wine extra.  This is going to be a story that is passed down in both families, lol.  Good times….

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Tell them the story and give them the gift as is, I think it;lll be more fun that way! Maybe add a bottle of wine to go with it, theyll get a kick out of it, I know I would!

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m with the hive.  I would give it to them as is, I think this is a hilarious story!

    Post # 28
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I agree with pbandj and vitsippa-take the original gift along with a bottle of wine.  It will be a hilarious story and I’m sure they will appreciate the wine!

    Post # 29
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

    If I were the bride in question, I would think this was totally hilarious. Especially the fact that it’s still in its original wrapping and everything. I do agree that it might be nice to also give them a nice bottle of wine or something to go with it–like accrued interest or something Wink

    Post # 30
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    That’s too funny! Yep, I agree that you should give them the original gift. Perhaps take them out for a bite to eat and give them the gift?

    You should update this thread and let us know what the bride/groom say! πŸ™‚

    Post # 31
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    Busy bee

    I’d give them the original gift in the original packaging.  Then I would buy something to add to it.  You are friends, and I think they will get a kick out of the original gift and an additional one too.  Great conversation maker!

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