Post # 1
So I bought my bridesmaids a nice bath set, a photoclip and a charm each all the same of a little church as it was the only thing weddingy that I could find for the type of bracelets they have. Since then I was given the same charm as an early wedding present and at least two of my bridesmaids have said they don’t like the charm I have and it’s now two months too late to return them.
I have no idea what to do, the whole wedding is on a very tight budget so my future husbands and I can’t afford to buy anything different for them. I have no idea what to do. If I give them the charms then I know these two won’t like them, if I don’t then my other two bridesmaids who’ve said nothing will end up losing out on the main gift.
Does anyone have any advice for me? At this point any sort of help would be appreciated.
Post # 3
Why can’t you return them? Maybe you could trade them in for a different charm? I don’t think I would give a gift I know for sure my bridesmaids wouldn’t like. (Although I do think it was a bit on the rude side for two of your bridesmaids to tell you they didn’t like your new charm!)
Post # 4
I bought the charms from a website that specifies 30 days to return, I didn’t think I’d have a problem so I assumed this was okay and I tried to get an exchange in the store a little while ago and they refused to take them without the receipt which I don’t have because I didn’t buy them instore.
Post # 5
Could you try to sell them on ebay for at least part of the price so you get something in return? Maybe you can just post 2 on ebay, give the original charms to the bridesmaids who won’t mind them and then replace the charms for the bridesmaids who don’t like the chapel charm.
I’m sorry that this turned out the way it did. I can understand how it might hurt when you put your heart into a gift and the recepients don’t like it.
I hope you find a solution!
Post # 6
I would try to call the website…maybe they will feel for you and allow the exchange. It can’t hurt to ask. Maybe if you explain that you would like to exchange them for a different charm, they will allow it because they wont be losing any money. You could even offer to pay for the additional shipping costs.
Post # 7
Ooooh sorry to hear that! I would try calling the website, too, it never hurts to try. Maybe they are willing to do an exchange if a return cannot be done
Post # 8
I’m confused by the whole story, maybe its this headache, but… Your date was in January, so the wedding didn’t happen then? Just askin’. Also, you showed some of your girls the gift before you gave it to them?
If I were a Bridesmaid or Best Man, I’d ‘love’ anything you gave me. I would never voice discontent. BM’s aren’t in it for the swag, they’re there because they love you. The gift is minor. I’d still give the other girls the charm, and maybe just get the 2 that don’t like it something else. That way you won’t be spending as much money.
Post # 9
@Jennifer I think she has the same charm on her own bracelet and she asked them if they liked her’s…to which they responded ‘no.’ I don’t think they realized that they’d be receiving the same thing.
Post # 10
Definitely call the website and play the wedding card – people can be very understanding when it comes to events they know take months to plan.
Also, and some might find this unethical, I had a friend with a similar situation with her wedding and she told the store that her wedding was called off by the groom – they felt so horrible for her that they let her return her items for a full refund.
Just an idea 🙂
Post # 11
TRY TO RETURN THEM ANYWAYS! most places will give you credit or trade for something else! =)
Sorry for the unfortunate course of events!
This is completely fixable, tho!! =)