(Closed) Obvious Re-Gift, Another couples name and wedding date on it!

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What would you do?
    Text her and give the vase back, somehow without making her feel bad : (93 votes)
    69 %
    Toss it and forget about it : (37 votes)
    27 %
    Something else : (5 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    9648 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    give it back to her as if it was a mix up, it has THEIR names on it for heaven’s sake!

    Post # 4
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    2616 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    buy her a cheap bouquet of flowers and put them in the vase and leave them on her doorstep…

    Post # 5
    Member
    1217 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I would just take it to Goodwill and never mention it again. Totally not worth stirring up some drama over. It sucks, but in the end it will make a good story 🙂

    Post # 6
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    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’d play dumb and tell her-gosh there must have been some mix up because the lovely vase they gifted has their names and wedding date. Surely, she would want that back….

    Post # 10
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    6743 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Just shoot her a quick text about how much you love the vase, but that you think she mixed it up with a vase she must have received for her own wedding since her name and date was on it.  It could still be a mixup that she didn’t notice. HOWEVER, it’s probably that she got the gift, didn’t even open it to check what was inside, assuming that it was just your regular crystal vase, not that someone had personally engraved it for them.  Maybe if she knew that, she wouldn’t have wanted to regift it.  Maybe she got 2 vases – and she decided to give you one of them and just picked the wrong one (The one that had the engraving).  I would just shoot her a text and let her know the vase she gave you has her name and wedding date on it and see what she says.  Play it off like you think it’s a mixup, not like you know she’s regifting you something she received. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    635 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Is there a chance they didn’t realize it was engraved? I’d probably give it back myself, rather than donate it. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @asianyoushi:  hahaha

    That’s a toughie… Are her feelings very important to you? I think she would be embarrassed, but really, that’s not a proper gift. 

    Post # 13
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    4951 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’d just be honest and say that you think there was a mix up. 🙂

    Post # 14
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    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Hahahaha.  The audacity of people.  Anyways, I definitely agree with StarryNight2011.  I wouldn’t let it go unsaid or put it to the side.  I’m sure she wouldn’t have appreciated that 2 months ago.

    Post # 15
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    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @futuremrsk18:  Pretty much this. She probably never even bothered to open it (I’m guilty of this, we still have some random gifts sitting around in boxes).

    Just let her know you think there was a mixup and return the vase to her.

    Post # 16
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    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @Mrs.LilyLunaLove:  I would give it back in case it was a mix-up. It sounds fairly expensive, so I think that tossing it could be a mistake. I wouldn’t mention the re-gifting. If it was indeed a re-gift, she will have learned her lesson.

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