Wedding Gifts: Ordering from a Bridal Registry (and What to Do If the Gift is Lost in the Mail)

A local bride is told her wedding gift is in the mail — but she never receives it. What’s the best way to ask her guest about it?



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Bridal registries have made it easy to select a gift that you know the couple will enjoy. Receiving wedding gifts is one of the very pleasant parts of getting married. Almost every couple can fondly remember the time when the party was over and they sat together, perhaps with very close friends or family, and opened their gifts. Sometimes, however, the process goes awry...

Dear Wedding Guru: “While speaking to a family member (who was invited to my wedding), she mentioned that she’d sent me a gift. I waited two weeks, but no gift arrived. I feel really uncomfortable about this. What should I do?”

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Congratulations — you're involved in a wedding! Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride or hubby-to-be, an attendant or a guest, Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all your need-to-know questions about your nuptials.

Judy Lewis is the founder of HudsonValleyWeddings.com, the one-stop resource for services and products, promotions and specials, a Regional Bridal Show schedule, Wed Shop, and links to money-saving and wedding-related Web sites. In her spare time, Judy loves to compose poetry and create collages. She currently resides in Kingston with her husband and business partner, Jon.

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