Post # 1
My husband and I just received a gift off of our registry. The problem is they only signed their first names and we have no clue who to thank. We have been married almost a year so it makes it even harder to figure out the mystery. I just checked BBB to see if there was anyone with the same name registered and there is not. Any ideas on who to figure out who to thank?
Post # 3
Is the gift from BBB? If so, I would give them a call and ask for help.
If not, can you ask around to close friends and family to see if anyone can ID ___ and ___?
Post # 4
I was going to call BBB in the morning and I have asked family no one knows. Thank you for the help. I guess I will just call BBB to see if they can help
Post # 5
You don;t recognise the first names? Can you not compare it to your invitation list? Surely you have first names on there- just a process of elimination. Go through the list and start by looking for both names if that turns up nothing look for one of the names (as it could be their and guest).
If they aren;t on your invite list I would assume that the gift was purchased by mistake- as in BBB gave the couple the wrong registry list.
Post # 6
Not that this is what happened to YOU, but it did happen to US, so–
we got a gift from the registry from two people we’d never heard of. We asked around, and NO ONE in either of our families knew them either. It became obvious that somehow, some couple out there stumbled upon our registry and perhaps mixed us up with a different couple! It happens.
Post # 7
I now have a full name but they were not invited guests my mom does not know the name so I just texted my Mother-In-Law we will see I guess.
@BothCoasts: What do I do if this is the case?
I checked into BBB site I am the only one with my name registered, I even checked alternate spellings. My husbands name is not on the package anywhere. Now I feel like someone sent us this gift by mistake. What do I Do?
Post # 8
@becauseilovehim: If you (and your mom and MIL) don’t know the person who sent you the gift, then I’m not sure how you would obtain an address to send a thank you note.
Even if your husband’s name isn’t on the package, if it was listed on the registry, then a groom with a similar name could have had your registry mistaken for his. (And if your registry was set up to mail items to the bride prior to your marriage – which is traditional – that would explain why your husband’s name isn’t on the package… Especially if you two weren’t living together.)
Post # 9
It doesn’t seem possible at all to me that someone would even be able to send a gift to someone they don’t know. Never mind why someone would do that. People generally are not that clueless when it comes to who the registry belongs to, regardless if they are familiar with how they work, since you are required to know the names of at least one member of the couple in order to access the info in the first place, and they don’t buy gifts for strangers they have never met and will never see again.
If you truly don’t know these people or who they are and they left no identifying information other than first names, then there isn’t any way to thank them. It’s one of the extremely rare circumstances where it is not expected to give send a thank you card of any kind, since you clearly don’t know who to send it to, much less where they are located. Keep the gift and move on, which is honestly all you can do.
Post # 10
Thank you for all of your help, there are no names that match ours and I found an adress out from BBB but we do not know them I am going to write a thank you anyway. Thank you again
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Did Future Mother-In-Law know them? If not- I’d suggest calling BBB instead, and have the store reach out to them- sounds like they shipped a gift to the wrong couple somehow.
Post # 13
All of our BBB stuff (that was shipped from BBB) came with an address on the packing slip.
That’s so weird. Maybe you can try to look them up in the white pages and call? That would be even weirder. Send a note and say thanks, but you want to make sure it was for you before you really open it. 🙂 I’d be ok with sending a gift on to its intended recipient.