- 6 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
One of my coworkers (I’ll call her C) is a very nice lady, and we chat occasionally at work. I’ve never seen her outside of the office, but I do enjoy working with her. She was out of the office my last day at work before the wedding, and I guess she didn’t realize why I was gone until later because my office really didn’t make a big deal out of my wedding at all.
Just to give you an idea of our work environment, I didn’t get any sort of card or gift congratulating me, and many people barely congratulated me as I left. I don’t mind all that and did not expect anything, especially since I’ve only worked here a little over a year. I’m just trying to set the stage for C’s actions. By comparison, we always give a card and have cake when someone in the department has a birthday.
Anyway, while on my honeymoon, I finally got to read an email she had sent me the day before the wedding. It said:
I am so sorry I had no idea your wedding was this soon. PLease let me know what you guys need. I truly want to get you something to celebrate this occastion. PLEase plase let me know what you guys need. Have a fabulous wedding and honeymoon. CONGRATS
I am really touched that she thought of me, and it meant a lot that she sent that message. However, I’m at a loss on how to respond. I obviously need to tell her something she can get us, since I think it would probably be rude to deny her offer, but I don’t want to be greedy. What price range should I tell her? Should I just send her a link to our registries? Should I ask for something specific? I have no clue!
Things are kind of weird, too, since I’ve been back at work for three days now and still haven’t responded. My email access on the honeymoon was EXTREMELY limited, and I’m only now getting through the backlog of emails that built up.
What would you do, ladies?