Hi everyone. One of my brides canceled her wedding two weeks before the big day. Now she wants to know if she should return all the gifts and money she received at the shower only 6 weeks ago.
What is your opinion on this?
What is the right and fair thing to do, you might want to ask her. Is it right and fair that she accept gifts intended for her wedding when she has decided not to go through with it? I believe that she should return all the gifts, including the monetary gifts she received. That is my opinion on it.
Arlene from OutdoorWedding
Yes! It is the proper and right thing to do not only for her concious, but for her guests. The gifts are in celebration of her marriage and to help her and her groom start their new life together. Since that is not happening the gifts and money need to be returned, perhaps with a thank you for the kind gesture.
I am a Professional Bridal Consultant and have studied wedding etiquette as part of my certification....yes, etiquette does dictate that all wedding gifts be returned if the wedding has been cancelled. However if the wedding has been cancelled to be rescheduled to a later date ( probably due to a family emergency or any other reason), the gifts do not have to be returned. It is only required that the guests be informed about the changes in date & venue