Post # 1
I have a coworker that I’ve been close to since I started at my current company. She’s younger than me so I was kind of a mentor to her, but more like a friend. We talked about things outside of work, like my wedding, but only hung out once outside of work. She recently left the company and before she left she said to make sure I sent her wedding pictures in August. I have thought about inviting her, but she would be my only coworker at the wedding and wouldn’t know anyone else. I know she also just bought a house, so I don’t want her to have to buy me a gift for wedding. What should I do?
Post # 3
I would not invite her. I have a few old friends from work that at the time I would have invited but since we have lost touch and don’t see eachother, there is no reason to invite them.
Post # 4
This is such a personal and tough decision, but from what you’ve said, it sounds like you two are friendly but not close friends, so I would just send pictures like she requested. It depends on how big/elaborate your wedding is, though. I would imagine a large, casual affair would allow you to include more people beyond your nearest and dearest.
For people I have worked with, I have drawn the line at not inviting them unless we have hung out multiple times outside of work, and I feel pretty comfortable with that rule. Unless you are inviting her plus guest, personally I would fine it akward to not know anyone besides the bride. You are sweet to consider inviting her, though.
Post # 5
Don’t bother inviting her. She clearly doesn’t expect it, and you don’t want her to feel obligated.
Post # 6
@Fairy Penguin: Oh I would invite her and her boyfriend…but they would only know each other, and of course, me.
@Beckster329: Yeah, I definitely don’t want her to feel obligated.