Post # 1
We just got married this weekend. When we came out of the church (where all our guests were waiting) I said hello to all my coworkers first. I hugged them all & thanked them for coming, made some small talk and said Id see them at the reception. We said hi to some more guests and then left to take pics and they left to the go to the reception.
Once in the reception it was a whirlwind. Cake cutting and dances and speeches then trying to eat dinner then talking to the DJ to set up a family dance and in the mean time trying to say hi to all the tables. I managed to say hello to nearly everyone (good friends and I mingled on the dance floor) and my fiance got some tables as well.
after talking today with the hubs I realized we totally missed our work table. I didnt stop there and neither did my now hUsband. I feel terrible!!! i saw all of them on the dance floor except for one lady and her husband. They sat at the table the whole night And then ended up leaving without saying goodbye. I feel so awful that we didnt stop and say hi – does it count that we got to chat at the church? I have a feeling she is upset about it based on her leaving without a goodbye.
i go back to work tomorrow and dont know if I should apologize to her or not – I dont think anyone else (coworkers) cared as I saw them all evening dancing but I can see how this woman might feel slighted. Am I overreacting?
Post # 3
@BigKTibs41: I think it’ll be okay. She may have purposely not wanted to bother you because she gets to see you all the time and a lot of people there probably don’t. I know that at a wedding I went to for a coworker (who was the groom), I spoke briefly to the bride (basically, you look beautiful!) and didn’t speak to the groom at all… they were really busy talking to family and friends from out of state, and I would see him Monday or Tuesday at work (they were delaying their honeymoon a month or so). I bet she’ll come up to you at work and tell you how much she enjoyed the wedding and how beautiful you looked, and that she didnt’ want to steal you from your other guests.
Post # 4
@BigKTibs41: I would try not to stress about this. Like you said, you said hello to them after the ceremony. I personally don’t care if the bride/groom talk to me at weddings because I know how much they have going on, but I might be more progressive on the “etiquette” surrounding that.
If she seems sore about it still, then go ahead and tell her you were sorry you didn’t get a chance to speak with them at the reception. I see it as a 2 way street though – she surely could have come up to you at some point in the evening.
Post # 5
@BigKTibs41: Just go up to her and say- OMG I am so sorry we realised the day after the wedding that we didn’t get a chance to personally thank you for coming. It was such a crazy hectic night. We really appreciate you celebrating our wedding with us. Did you have a good time?
Post # 6
I agree with j_jaye – even if this lady isn’t upset, you’ll have all your bases covered. It sounds like you and your husband made a good effort to chat with all your guests! Don’t beat yourself up over this 🙂