(Closed) Thank you note for a gift I never received

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think you probably need to thank them since it was lost at the reception.  Not sure what you should say though.  Maybe that you wish you could have seen it?

Post # 4
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would definitely send a Thank you card.  Like MissAsB, I’m not quite sure how to word it though.

Post # 5
761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I would put more focus on how happy you were to see them at the wedding rather then the gift.

Post # 6
4 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

This seems really tricky, and even moreso if it’s something they lost rather than you. Maybe something that thanks them for coming and the thought of the gift?  

Perhaps something like “Thank you for coming to the wedding and sharing in our special day.  Thank you very much as well for the thoughtful gift of XXXX.  It is a shame that we will not be able to enjoy it ourselves, but we greatly appreciate the thoughtfulness behind your generosity.”


Post # 7
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@bohemianbailie: i agree!  You can never go wrong with a thank-you!

Post # 8
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’d send a note.  Thank them for their attendance and thoughtful gift then express your disappointment that it was misplaced. 

Post # 10
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would say def a Thank you not for their attendance and the generosity of the misplaced gift, but I think I would try not to harp on the disappointment of the gift being LOST, as it could sound as if you are blaming them for bringing the gift to the reception. Regardless of who is at fault I wouldn’t want anyones feelings hurt, I am sure they are already blaming themselves.

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