(Closed) Two guests coming to Bridal Shower bought same gift, help!

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly I would wait until the actual party, who knows it might be just a glitch on Macy’s website. Also a lot of stores do let you return or exchange things. I really wouldn’t worry about it.

Post # 4
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Maybe you could have a bridesmaid or Maid/Matron of Honor be “over” the registry to make sure that doesn’t happen…. and they could talk to the guests that bought the same gift?…

not real sure what the etiquette is on this one though

Post # 5
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I wouldn’t say anything, you will probably get more duplicates, especially at the wedding. Sometimes people miss-read registries and sometimes systems can get backed up, not showing a purchased status for a while. And then, there is a slight possibility that when they checked the registry and 0 had been actually been bought. Calling them would make is obvious you have been checking your gifts and they might get the wrong idea. Just exchange it later.

Post # 6
46596 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

In the days before online registries, you didn’t have the added stress of knowing about this situation ahead of time. It still could be a mistake.

Just wait till the shower. If they did indeed buy the same bedding set twice, I am quite sure that as soon as the first one is opened  , the giver of the second one will likely approach your Maid/Matron of Honor and have the second gift pulled to the side. She will also likely offer to return it and purchase something else off your registry or let you do it.

Just be grateful and gracious. These things happen. Compliment them both on their excellent taste.

Post # 7
2154 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yeah, I think you should just play dumb. It’ll sort itself out at the shower.

Post # 8
49 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would wait until the party and be surprised.  They will probably jump in and return it for you you. 

I’m registered at Macy’s too.  I have a few double wedding presents shipped to me.  I think it could be that they ordered online at the same time.  Macy’s does not stop you fom purchasing if it says “fulfilled”  it just shows the quanitites.  So that could be just an oversight on the part of guests rushing to make a purchase.

The good thing is Macy’s allows you to exchange as much of your wedding presents as you want and they will give you store credit too.

Post # 9
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We got two of the same item from our registry as well.  Most guests included a receipt with the gift, so I could return it if I wanted to. 

Post # 10
34 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hopefully even if they forget the receipt Macy’s should return it. Isn’t it kinda Macy’s fault for selling two and you only asked for one? Ughh I haven’t started a list yet and need to get started.

Post # 11
13 posts

I got three crockpots at my shower! All will be fine… and stop peeking at the registry! You want to be surprised! (PS- i couldnt stop looking at mine either. lol)

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