(Closed) Help – someone that wasn't invited bought a gift on our HM registry!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 4
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Send a genuine thank-you, that’s it.

Some of the most generous gifts we received were from people we did not invite to the wedding and who knew we had no intention of doing so.  My boss, his dad’s friend from grad school, his parents’ neighbors, my parents’ neighbors….

Post # 5
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@crystalrae:  Is he by chance aware that he wasn’t invited?  We received some gifts from people that weren’t invited, but they just wanted to get us something!  From your post I’m assuming invitations haven’t been sent out yet, which is a sticky situation.  I don’t think a gift makes you obligated to invite anyone.

Post # 6
8422 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@crystalrae:  If it were me I’d just invite him….chances are that many people aren’t gonna do this and he sounds as if he was eager to get you something for your wedding!

I’d personally feel very bad if someone got me a generous gift and I didn’t invite them!


Post # 7
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We, too, had a small wedding, and we also received gifts from people who were not invited. We just sent heartfelf thank yous to those individuals.

Post # 8
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

This happened to me with 1 uncle, we just invited him.  I think it depends on how many people it will add to your guest list.

Post # 9
2084 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

As invites haven’t gone out yet, I’d invite him.

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