Just want your overal opinion again, as I'm once again I'm worrying about what people think! (I will learn at some point not to worry, but I don't feel like that point is going to arrive any time soon).
I work in a call centre in a team of 4 plus a team leader. I have two immediate managers, and also a part time one (as shes just come back from maternity) then an operations manager. I socialise out of work with another 3 colleagues (one of which another team leader), and then 2 others I've known since I started working there and they've always been interested and enthusiastic about the wedding and I would generally call friends.
This is 14 work colleagues, with giving them plus ones, which is what we're doing for all evening guests to make it more comfortable for them as even though we know them and they're people we want there - we're still going to be surrounded by loads of other friends and family so cant spend time with that one person all night if they're on their own and may not know others as well as we do.
The thing is, in the call centre, there is one other team leader I'm not inviting (I've never socialised with her out of work) so I feel bad I'm inviting 2 out of 3 team leaders. Also, there are other people in the call centre, probably about 5-10 more I'm not inviting, even though again I do see them on a day to day basis as they're in the same room (Its a massive office - too big really for the amount of people!) - and they work with the 2 others I've known for longer. Other departments I'm not too bothered with as they're in another room/downstairs so I can hide from them
I'm trying to get their address way in advance, ready for invites to go out later, so there shouldnt be much of a gossip with handing out invites to certain people, but I feel worried that I'm not able to invite them all and I'm not sure they'll understand why some are invited, and they're not.
Is this something to worry about, or does it happen in every work place?
I think it just makes me feel more awkward as the 4+ yrs I've worked there, there has only been one other wedding and as hers was in a pub it was an open invite to everyone (so no one got specific invites)
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