Kim Kardashian Marriage Lasts 72 Days: Should the couple return wedding gifts?

Kim-Kardashian-and-Kris-Humphries-what to do with wedding gifts?Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are getting divorced after 72 days of marriage. We’ve been getting media calls here at the Institute about what should be done with the wedding gifts.

It’s a sad and difficult thing when a marriage ends so quickly. For a marriage that ends within a year of the wedding, it’s best to return any unused and non-personalized or non-monogrammed gifts to the sender with a short note, thanking them for their love and generosity and explaining briefly that the marriage is ending which is why you are returning the gift. If the bride and groom find themselves too distraught to write the notes and send the gifts, very close family members or friends may step in and help with this difficult task. If you want to read more, check out my etiquette advice regarding Kim and Kris in RadarOnline and Yahoo

Side Note: Typically wedding guests have up to three months after the wedding to send their gifts. In this case since the wedding is ending within that time frame, wedding guests who have not yet given a gift do not need to send one.

Etiquette Daily Readers: Do you think Kim and Kris have already sent some or all of their thank-you notes?


  1. Zakafury

    I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and say they have likely sent all their thank yous.

    I think it is sad that these events are given so much press.

  2. Grace Foxwell Murdock

    This is sad on so many levels. While Kim and Kris will recover from this brief chapter, it will haunt them. I am sure their publicist has already sent the appropriate note to all gift givers. Just sad.

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