Bride and groom broke the gift…am I obligated to replace it??

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 91
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127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Wait, am I correct in understanding that the glass broke but she is asking you to replace the entire, personlized, incredibly thoughtful and most likely expensive frame when they can get the glass sized at any local hardware or craft store for super cheap? 

Post # 92
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16 posts
Newbee

Absolutely not. Is that a joke???

Post # 93
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426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Canvas Event Space

I thought from the title that maybe it somehow broke in transit some time between the wedding night and when they finally got to open it. In that case, I’d still like to say no but there may be a bit of grey area to split the cost at best.

HOWWWWWWWEVERRRRRRR….. ALL KINDS OF NOPE!! I think the absolute worst part is not only wanting YOU to replace it, but wanting you to do so “ASAP” ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! How about a kick in the asap? So rude. SO RUDE.

I’m all riled up! omg lol

Post # 95
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915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

skier11 :  Wowww! I’ve heard it all now! And what she said in your update? Wtf??? So following that logic, when someone gives a bride and groom money at their wedding and they spend it all later, should they send a text saying, “Hey! We spent all the money you gave and would greatly appreciate if you replaced it. Just mail it to me here…” It sounds ridiculous and that’s exactly what your ex-friend sounds like. I’m sorry you even have to deal with someone like that! And also, I would be completely embarrassed if I or Darling Husband broke a gift that was given to us and would be figuring out a way to have it fixed or replaced without the help of the giver. Some people are insane! And this did remind me of the crazy cake thread. Lol I was just as appalled for that bee as I am for you!

Post # 96
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665 posts
Busy bee

skier11 :  I cannot believe how audacious this is. I wouldn’t respond at all. Don’t start a whole fight about it but I don’t think you should acknowledge them telling you to buy them another gift since they broke the first one. Let them call Macy’s or wherever to try to replace it themselves. That’s not your job. I am so sorry you have to deal with this and look at you spending all that time personalizing something so nice. 

Post # 97
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285 posts
Helper bee

Just finished reading through all the applies on this thread, I’m sorry you had to get a text like that op but some of these comebacks are so hilarious it almost seems worth it to use one and just call this “friendship”  as broken as the the gift they dropped.

Post # 98
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2666 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Wow. Learn from this ladies, this is why you should not replace things for children when they don’t take care of them properly. That girl was probably bought a new barbie every time she cut the hair off the old one as a kid, and she grew up to break her wedding gift and then send a text like that. Eww.

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