(Closed) Bridesmaid present trauma

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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 # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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!! =)

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