(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 # 33
    2714 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    And please update us on their reaction… If I was the bride and groom I would think this is HILARIOUS!!!!

    Post # 34
    484 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If youre close enough friends… have a laugh about it!  give them the old gift randomly… when they are utterly confused… profusely apologize for the lateness of the gift and give them a supplemental congratulation/Were sorry card with another small gift

    Post # 35
    13561 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I’d totally tell them about it and go ahead and give them the original gift or a new one. Even if their feelings were a little hurt at the time, they can certainly laugh over it now.

    Luckily, it sounds like they’re good people who didn’t hold it against you!

    Post # 36
    1568 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    Be honest and explain what happened, and give them the old gift. They’ll probably think it’s funny, and appreciate knowing that you thought of them.

    Post # 37
    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think you should give them their original gift (with card attached and everything…don’t change a thing).  Explain the situation, and then give them a new card with a gift certificate for their favourite restuarant, or a bottle of their favourite wine (as an updated gift).  I would personally find it hilarious, and would probably get a kick out of it.  It sounds like you are great friends still, so at least it didn’t ruin any friendship.  I truly think they will find it amusing!  Keep us posted ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 38
    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    yeppers give it to them in its original package with maybe a bottle of wine, and the story. if nothing else they will laugh like i just did. its a cute story ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 39
    759 posts
    Busy bee

    View original reply
    @spaganya: I was just about to post the same thing!  I think that would be perfect!

    Post # 40
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I would give them the original gift and tell them the story but I wouldn’t re-wrap it.  Part of the charm of the story is that it was found still wrapped from 7 years ago.

    Post # 41
    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I agree with everyone else.  Bring it over as-is followed up with a complementary gift, such as wine, dinner, etc.  If it were me, I would think it was hilarious!

    Post # 42
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    OMW – that is hilarious!

    I think the idea of giving them the original gift + a nice bottle of wine is a great one. You can start with, “So, you’ll never believe what Mom found the other day…” and end with, “Don’t worry, we won’t expect a gift from you for another seven years.”

    I think this is going to be something you guys can laugh over for years to come.

    Post # 43
    875 posts
    Busy bee

    I think if this is a really close friend, I would give them the gift in the old wrapping paper as well as a new gift that matches what you purchase for weddings today!  They’ll think that it’s extra fun!

    Post # 44
    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    i think it’s a funny story!!  Seriously, take the prsent as is to them and explain the story.  It’s a good laugh and friends can understand these things happen!

    Post # 45
    22 posts

    I would love an update! Did you give them the present?? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 46
    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would totally love it if someone came up to me and told me they found a gift they meant to give us.  I would keep the oringinal wrapping and everything.  what a great story.  If you feel it might be outdated you can always add a gift card or something to it.

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