Post # 1
My fiance and I were invited to the wedding of a distant friend but could not attend. We sent a modest gift off their registry along with a card. Today we received a thank you note, thanking us for multiple items, including a set of stemware and multiple place settings of china! Obviously there was a mixup, but we’re not sure if we should let the bride know so she can properly thank the correct giver of these gifts, or just let it go. What would you do? (FYI, we were friends with the groom years ago, and have never met the bride.)
Post # 3
Yes, definitely let them know, so that they can find out who really gave them the gifts. Mixups like this probably happen all the time.
Post # 4
I would give a call and explain what happened- otherwise, the people who sent the gifts won’t get thanked, and they will either think the gift didn’t come or that the couple didn’t care enough to send thank yous.
Post # 5
thanks… I figured it was the right thing to do, but also didn’t want to embarass the bride, since we don’t know her at all.
Post # 6
I would let them know. The correct gift giver is not going to get any credit for their gift and hurt feelings may develope. As a bride I would be thankful someone brought it to my attention even if I became embarassed
Post # 7
Yep, call her. As a bee yourself, you can definitely relate to her in a light hearted way about the stress and craziness that ensues around a wedding, and keep it from getting too embarrasing. 🙂 Who knows, you might even make a new pen pal friend, hehe!
Post # 8
I definitely would let them know. Chances are the other gifts had similar wrapping or were send about the same time as your gift. Someone out there is wondering why they haven’t been thanked!
Post # 9
I’d call to let them know. They’ll probably want to make sure that the people who actually bought those items receive the right Thank You.
Post # 10
Since you don’t know the bride, could you contact the groom and let him know? He might take it better since he actually does know who you are.
Post # 11
Definitely let the bride (or groom, since you’re closer to him) know. I’m sure they would want to know, so that the people who actually gave them those things can be properly thanked.