So…my wedding weekend turned into a game of Clue…

posted 1 year ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
9589 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

oh that sucks!  I hate when things like that happen, and you know most likely is its some dumb but innocent explanation (got knocked in to the trash, e.g.) but that doesn’t make it any better, you just want your things back!

Post # 3
9805 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Bet Sarah did it, the bitch.

Post # 4
3376 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

It was either Sarah or one of the bridesmaids… sorry to say!

Post # 5
7413 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

 they’re going to turn up in someone’s washing machine or some other random place, after getting shoved in a clothing bag or something by accident.  Nobody steals perfume. You can’t give an open bottle of perfume as a gift, and you can’t sell it. Your friends wouldn’t want it in their house for fear of getting caught and the housekeepers aren’t going to risk their 40-hours-a-week job for a bottle of random perfume. 

Post # 6
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Canvas Event Space

slomotion :  lmfao! If I had been taking a drink, I would have done a spit take! 

Yeah, I’m gonna have to agree it was her as well. I just always have a really hard time believing that hotel staff are ever likely to risk their jobs for most things they’ll find in a room. At best, they may have spritz’d themselves but I doubt they’d take perfume.

Post # 7
2690 posts
Sugar bee

So sorry that happened, bee!! At least you’re being reasonable about it!! There was a bee a few months ago threatening lawsuits over her “stolen” flowers!

Post # 8
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Yeah, I don’t think any maids would risk their family income on a couple bottles of perfume. While they have sentimental value to you, they would be basically worthless to anyone else. My guess is that they were accidentally tucked into some dirty sheets or what have you. 

Post # 9
3563 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

npoliver :  firstly, THIS ISNT YOUR FAULT. You should in no way feel bad for leaving perfume bottles sitting in your hotel room! You did nothing wrong bee – it not like you left them in the lobby of the hotel. You left them in your room! 

Secondly, I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this. That sucks, and i hope that it doesn’t damper your wedding. 

Post # 10
125 posts
Blushing bee

I’m sorry that you have lost things that were sentimental to you. I really hope that they’ve just been misplaced or something.

However, if they were indeed stolen, which unfortunately seems more likely as the two perfumes were in separate places, then I would bet that it was Sarah. She was the last known person in your room according to the electronic logs and to everyones story but her own. If she did call housekeeping, there would be a record of the call which the manager should be able to confirm. And unless she answered the door to both staff members, there would be a log of them entering the room.

Also, when people are lying they will often give too many details. The fact that Sarah can recall exactly where both perfume bottles were seems strange. Then add in that she was so specific about her reasonings for calling housekeeping and the timings of the staff members’ visits to your room. Additionally, the fact that she didn’t tell you most of these details when you first asked her about it, but only when you later emailed her, makes me suspicious.

She is also the least likely to get caught. If it was a friend then you might smell it on them or see it at their house if they aren’t careful, so that would make it an odd thing to steal. Plus, they are your friends and you would probably have a feeling if it was one of them because you know them better, so would have a better chance at telling if they were lying/acting odd. I doubt a staff would steal perfume as it would cost them their job if they were found out, and a couple of bottles of pefume are obviously not worth that risk. Sarah is your wedding coordinator and likely won’t see you again after your wedding day. Plus, she can’t get fired when she has already done her job for you.

Anyway, enough armchair sleuthing for me, I could be completely off base. Hopefully they’ll turn up!

Post # 11
760 posts
Busy bee

I’m betting on Sarah. 

Post # 12
2410 posts
Buzzing bee

I am leaning towards Sara.  I don’t be think the hotel housekeeping staff would risk their jobs for some perfume.  Plus, I think it’s odd that Sara was able to describe exactly where both bottles were located.

Post # 13
68 posts
Worker bee

I agree with everyone else thinking it is Sarah. She is way too specific about the actions. Most people (including the housekeeping, if you asked them) would probably be like, “I don’t remember if I saw the perfume, I wasn’t really paying attention.”

maybe put out an announcement that the perfumes are extremely important to you and they can be returned anonymously with no questions asked. 

Post # 14
6434 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I just can’t imagine that tow bottles of used perfume would be something ANYONE would want to take. Realistically, of all the things someone could swipe… perfume? I’m betting that they’ll either turn up or that somehow they got mixed in with towels or sheets and were accidentally taken with linens or trash. Were they close enough to an edge that they could have fallen off? 

Post # 15
11654 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I agree that I can’t understand someone stealing used perfume. I have had things go missing from hotel rooms before, and once it took weeks to get my clothes that were sent to the laundry and “lost” returned but eventually these things have been found. Hopefully that happens for you as well, Bee! 

So sorry about your loss!

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