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An old college friend who came to our wedding is getting married soon and didn't invite us. Do I ask her about it? What's appropriate?


If the wedding is really that soon, what's there to ask? The bottom line: You weren't invited. And to say something about it would not only be bad form, it would make you look bitter and petty as well. Remember, when it comes to figuring out a guest list, the budget often dictates who makes the cut. Maybe she's planned a small family wedding (not exactly the place for old college friends to hang out) and couldn't splurge beyond that. Or perhaps her fiancé has a ginormous family that gobbled up the invites. In short, it's almost certainly not about you. Hopefully that helps take the sting out of the snub.