(Closed) Coworker bought gift, but wasn’t planning on inviting any…what to do???!!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You dont’ need to invite them.  I had co-workers that got married, and I knew I wasn’t going to get invited.  I totally understand they can’t invite the whole world.  I bought them a gift anyways.  I still wanted to give them a gift as a way of celebrating their big day.  I received a thank you card and that was good enough for me.

Post # 4
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

You don’t need to invite any coworkers if you weren’t planning on it.

He asked you for the information and took it on himself to buy you a gift. He did it because he wanted to get you a gift, not to buy an invite.

When you get the gift, just write a nice thank you.

It’s not like you’ve been passing out registry cards at your office and asking for gifts, he asked for the info from you.

Post # 5
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I agree with PPs. You don’t need to invite him. Some people will want to be generous whether or not they are invited.

Post # 6
9688 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with the others – that was very nice of him, but a thank you note should be sufficient.  You don’t have to feel obligated to invite him.

Post # 7
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i agree with pp.

maybe your workplace is planning a little shower or something for you and that is why he got you a gift??

Post # 8
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

PPs are correct, you do not need to invite someone to your wedding just because they gave you a gift.  He likely knows he is not invited, since your wedding is 2 months away and he hasn’t received any indication of an invitation.

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