- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I feel like i’m posting on her 24/7 at the moment! I’m looking for some cultural advice so i don’t insult a colleague of mine.
I’ve invited only a small number of colleagues to my evening reception as the ceremony and meal are for family and close friends only because of budget issues.
We have a chinese exchange colleague with us at the minute who is the most lovely, kind hearted woman. I speak to her occasionally but do not socialise with her or anything. One of my colleagues just asked me why i’ve invited this lady to my ceremony but noone else…..except that I haven’t invited her to any part of the wedding, not even the evening reception! My colleague told me this lady was saying she’s really excited to see me in my dress and see a British wedding ceremony i.e she’s presumed she’s invited to the whole shabang.
I feel awful but there’s no way we can invite her …is the presumption a cultural thing i.e are weddings normally much larger in China where you would automatically invite colleagues? Will she be extremely offended if I tell her no because I can’t invite her and none of my other colleagues? I don’t want to insult her at all…any idea on how to broach the subject?
Thank you 🙂