(Closed) Wedding shower NIGHTMARE

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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227 posts
Helper bee

Are all of these pieces from different stores? I saw that the starfish was from JC Penney, maybe you can track down your gifts on this website, find the stores they were sourced from and contact each one? It’s the only thing I can think of aside from emailing this website about returns? I’m sorry your bridesmaids were SO off-base! 🙁

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

Oh no…were they thinking this idea would be cute and chic? I usually try to shy away from things like this unless the bride requests. Maybe you could see if they’re returnable to the website. Yikes…so sorry they were way off base!

Post # 5
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1580 posts
Bumble bee

Why is there a link to that website in all of your posts?

Post # 6
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4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@jacqi: Good catch.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Jacqi- I think Vkerry is trying to promote that particular website.. I looked through her posts too and every single one is about jewelry and she always links to that site! You’ve got a good eye!

Post # 8
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605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That’s very strange. I can see doing that for an older or encore bride with an established household, but not for someone who really needs household items. Taste in jewelry is so personal and individual; it’s really hard to give jewelry gifts to people unless you know them very well.

It’s awkward to return gifts from friends, but silly to keep jewelry you’ll never wear. Can you tell them nicely, without hurting their feelings, that you might want to return some of it to get some household necessities?

I notice your wedding isn’t until December. Why did they have your shower so early? Will you have another closer to the date? If not, just make a really thorough wedding registry and hope for the best!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Weird.. never heard of anything like this.. h ope you are able to return!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Good catch Jacqi — this is one of the more sophisticated marketing ploys I’ve seen on here. Usually spammers just talk about how great their site is…but to actually make up stories about a wedding and throw in links to this site everywhere? That is ridiculous. 

Post # 11
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2765 posts
Sugar bee

We’ll remove all the links shortly, but maybe keep the threads up…  as a warning to other spamming promoters (as if it will make a difference ha).

I checked the IP and it’s not tied to another account… at least there’s that.  I’d hate to think a fellow bee would do this to the hive!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Well, if she isn’t a promoter, than hate to say it, but you are being ungreatful! You will probably get house stuff at your wedding. Its a nice idea to have people bring jewelry to help you get a nice selection.

Post # 13
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2859 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

OMG, that is ridiculous and hilarious.

I actually have to commend them for taking the time to write posts where the jewelry links make sense. Hahaha!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

GHAHAHAHAHAHHA agree with dana, i read this post earlier and didn’t really know what to respond… and came back with something encouraging to say about having all that jewelry… LOL, mr. bee – you should def cut the links out…

 

Post # 15
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4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@dana – I agree! It’s kind of clever!

Post # 16
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227 posts
Helper bee

Oooh! I got sucked in! I even went to the website! I feel so used! Now I know… harsh lesson for a “Newbie”! 🙁

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