Return gifts?

So my fiance and I went to a wedding 6 1/2 months ago.  Now, we just found out that the bride was cheating since even before the wedding.  Nice, right?  Now they're separated, but dating... whatever.  Jokingly, I said they should return the gifts they received since the gifts were meant for them to start a life together... but they're not together anymore (kinda).  What do you think?

Re: Return gifts?

  • edited May 2010
    Well, they got married, so no, they aren't under an obligation to return gifts.  The rule is that you shouldn't use gifts until the wedding just in case something happens and it is cancelled, because then you are supposed to return them.  So if they are already married, they have already used the gifts and there's really no point.

    ETA:  couples who divorce after 15 years don't return gifts. I don't see why it would be any different for a 6-month marriage. 
  • edited May 2010
    If they're still married and planning on staying together to work things out, fine. If they are going to divorce and then "date", then yes, they should return the gifts. At least, I've heard that if the couple divorces within a year, it's proper to return them.
    my read shelf:
    Meredith's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)

  • I agree with heels - they got married so you don't get the gifts back. I hope they can work it out.
    <a href="">My TTTC blog</a>

    <img src="" width="250">
    <img src="">

    TTC since July 2011
    Dx: Annovulation, u/s dx of PCOS
    HSG = all clear
    February-March 2012: 50 mg clomid + trigger+ TI = BFN
    April 2012: 100 mg clomid + trigger + IUI = BFN
    May 2012: Follistim + triggger + IUI = BFN
    June 2012: Benched due to cysts
    July 2012: Follistim + trigger + TI = BFN
    August 2012: Benched due to cysts
    September 2012: Follistim + HCG trigger + IUI = BFN
    October 2012: Benched due to cysts
    November-December 2012: IVF #1 Stims start 11/30 27R 20M 19F. Transferred 1 amazing blast and froze 8. 12/23: BFP! Beta #1= 86 Beta #2=186 6 weeks 1 day saw h/b; u/s at 9 weeks 1 day, no h/b D&C 1/31 FET scheduled for April 2013

  • Well, the wedding occurred, so etiquette-wise, they're entitled to keep the wedding gifts.  It's really no one's business, in my opinion. 
  • I ditto the others.  The wedding happened so they aren't obligated to return the gifts.
    The Bee Hive Est. June 30, 2007
    "So I sing a song of love, Julia"

    BFAR:We Defined Our Own Success!

  • They actually did get married so they don't have to return them.

    She sounds like she's no one to brag about but the gifts get to be kept.
  • They get to keep them, but I'd be annoyed too!

  • Jenna - that pretty much sums it up.  I definitely won't be calling them to demand my gift back, but it's still annoying.
This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards