Not Invited to a Co-Worker's Wedding

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

She’s not a friend. Stop helping her and move on.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

And next time someone mentions the wedding, just tell them bluntly that you weren’t invited, but you hope they have a good time. That’s the truth and not catty.

Post # 5
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3230 posts
Sugar bee

@maronk:  Wow, she is so rude!!! I would just give her short replies when she askes me a wedding related question and try to ignore her for the most part. Don’t confront her or anything. It is her wedding after all.

Post # 6
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488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@hisprettygirl:  +1

I agree next time someone asks just say you didn’t receive an invite but you hope they enjoy the wedding.  I would actually do it in front of the bride to be, because at this point it really sounds like she’s just using you

Post # 7
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9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@maronk:  This is exactly what happened to me when I worked at a small office.  Everyone else was invited except me.  I was disappointed but I got over it.  I ended up stuck answering phones at the office on the day of wedding which I learned later was the whole reason I wasn’t invited (someone had to be at the office that day to take messages even though we had an answering service.)  It sounds like she is being nice to you so you will pick up the slack with the work she isn’t doing because she is wedding planning.  With a small office it’s probably not worth complaining about.

You know where you stand with her.  I wouldn’t give her any more advice and I would gently remind her of her job duties and refuse to do some things for her from time to time.  She’s your co-qorker, not your friend.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@maronk:  I’d have to agree with PP, it’s rude (IMO) to involve someone in a wedding as much as she has you, asking your opinion and what not. I wouldn’t talk to her/anyone about the wedding or just say you would rather not talk about it. I’m sorry she has hurt your feelings Frown

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yeah, do your job, refuse to do hers, and don’t get worked up over her wedding. I personally don’t go places where I’m not wanted.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Tell all your co-workers that you were not invited.  It’s really that simple.  It sucks that she hasn’t chosen to invite you but you need to cut your loses and not help her anymore.  When she wants to show a slideshow or talk about the wedding, retreat to your desk and continue doing work.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

What a biatch! That is so rude!!!! It’s also rude to just invite a few co-workers and not all if you work in a small office and are all close. I work in an office of 9 and I didnt invite any of my co-workers to me wedding

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@maronk:  Well, she’s not obligated to invite you but it is pretty shitty of her to invite everyone else and exclude you.

Distance yourself.  Be polite, be cordial but keep it professional.  Stop covering for her.  She’s being paid to work – not monitor her registry.  Stop doing her personal favors – you’re busy with your own work.  If she asks for a favor – you’re sorry, you can’t. 

If she tries to talk wedding, change the subject back to work.  If she asks for your opinion, you don’t have one – whatever she chooses will be just fine.

If someone mentions seeing you at the wedding reply calmly that you’re afraid they won’t as you weren’t invited.  Don’t sound resentful or sad – just factual. 

Post # 15
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503 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Is there any chance your invite got lost in the mail, or that this was an oversight? I’m so terrified I’ll accidentally leave someone of the list unintentionally, because it is a lot of information to keep track of, and not everyone is as into cross listing spread sheets as me my betrothed!

If not, then I agree with pp – honesty is your best policy!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The part about discussing her wedding with you and using you as a pack mule all the while excluding you is beyond rude.

 

But having her lie and cover for her at work so she can do wedding stuff instead of her job? That’s unethical, unprofessional, and not okay x1000. That’s the kind of thing that could get her and you in trouble. I mean honestly, if I were your boss, I would at least give her a stern warning and maybe fire her for that. I would use @hisprettygirl‘s advice for how to respond if someone brings up the wedding, but you need to stop letting her get away with using you as a doormat to get out of doing her job.

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