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by epi on June 12, 2013

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Leigh June 13, 2013 at 6:23 pm

I was recently married for the second time. Although our invitation asked that we not be given gifts many of our guests did bring cards and gifts. One very nice gift did not have a card. Is there any polite way to determine who gave us this gift? I have tried process of elimination by looking at our guest list but I can’t ask people who didn’t give us a gift if this was from them.


Winifred Rosenburg June 13, 2013 at 9:31 pm

You can try spreading the word through the grapevine that “we got a beautiful vase but don’t know whom it is from!” Someone might come forward. Otherwise wait and see if they ask if you got it when they don’t get a thank-you note, at which point you can explain why and send one out promptly.


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