Post # 1
In an effort not to threadjack i figured I’d start my own thread about this…
A good friend of mine got married a while ago. Another friend organized us all pitching in $100 to buy him a large gift off of the registry. As it turns out, this other friend who organized the gift only signed her name and her husbands to the card. There were 6 of us who went in on the gift.
I happened to be chatting with the groom about this gift two years later and asked how he’d enjoyed it. He was confused as to why I was asking so i explained it was a group gift and who contributed. He had no idea and assumed all along that the other 4 of us had not given a gift.
Post # 4
OH THAT IS DEAD WRONG!!! I would say something to the friend that just wrote her name on the card. $100 ain’t nothing to sneeze at. And especially not no $600 gift!!!!!
Post # 5
@FranksMama: That is pretty crappy on their part. Just gotta say that.
Post # 6
Also, sometimes send gifts later! Two of our friends (a couple) didn’t bring a card or gift to the wedding. A few weeks later they sent us a card in the mail with money.
Post # 7
That other “friend” sounds like a douche! I can’t believe she did that.
Post # 8
As you can imagine I’m no longer friends with this other “friend”. It was definitely very strange. I think the groom was sort of relieved to find out that his friends werent inconsiderate douches two years later.
Post # 9
@FranksMama: That is so crazy! Do you think they did it on purpose or was it a slip-up?
Post # 10
Holy B!tch! I would be so pissed. Thankfully your friend understood and everything was cleared up on that end. How did you approach the ex “friend” that did that? It is SOOOO wrong!
Post # 11
At this point it was already two years later and I already wasnt speaking with her. The friendship fizzled out on its own.
I figured it wasnt worth the drama to reach out to her about it so i just left it alone. I was just happy that it was cleared up.
Post # 12
Wow. Just wow. May have taken two years, but glad this was cleared up! Is he still friends with the ones that signed only their names?
Post # 13
I have a friend whose mom no longer gives wedding gifts but gets the couple a nice gift on their one year anniversary! After buying wedding gifts for several couples that did not even reach the year mark, she was fed up. I think it’s a cute idea and I’m sure the ones that get it on their one year anniversary are excited =)
Post # 14
I initially thought hmm…good idea….but if that happened to me (received a gift a year later) I would have thought…”awesome, they had no faith in us”
Silly to think I guess…but to each their own!
Post # 15
I think waiting a year is even better. Because think of how wonderful it is to have other people remember your anniversary! The wedding is only the beginning to a wonderful life together.
Post # 16
@FranksMama: ohhh wow. That is really rude of your friends (who signed their names). WOW!