- 7 years ago
I just got off the phone with a friend and I thought I would post this – as there are always many posts about “should I invite my co-workers”.
Her and her husband (the husband is the co-worker) was invited to a wedding of a former co-worker. Apparently, the bride had called another co-worker and asked if people might like to come to the wedding and the advice she was given was – INVITE EVERYONE!
So – my friends got the invite, but the husband wasn’t sure if they should go. On one hand – as invited guests – they don’t want to be rude and decline an invite. On the other hand, they don’t really know these people and the husband doesn’t even work with the person any more (can’t remember if it was the groom or bride he used to work with).
In any case – they decided to go (as to not be rude) figuring if they were invited, they couple wanted them to be there.
My friend and I both agreed that at some point, every invite is just dollar signs and she wondered why this couple even wanted them at the wedding. My gut feeling is they felt like couldn’t invite some people without inviting all – OR genuinely wanted everyone there….
I guess my point in writing this is that IF you decide to send mercy invites to people you may not necessarily want at your wedding but are doing so as to not offend – the recipiant of that invite might be a tad perplexed why they even got an invitation! 🙂