I think my gut feeling is correct etiquette: say nothing. But then another little voice says that Iím being one of those rude non-RSVPers. Help, please.
Note: I do not want to fish for an invite, I cannot attend anyway, I just want to make sure I haven't committed the sin of ignoring an invite and not responding one way or the other.
A coworker is getting married this weekend, and our office manager asked me yesterday if I was attending, saying so far, she thinks only she and one other coworker are going, but hadnít asked newest coworker yet (our office is 8 people total, including bride). She and other attendee are also some of the longest-employed company members, probably closest to the bride personally as well. Iím in the middle time-employed-wise, right after the bride, and we chat about personal things on occasion, although donít get together outside of work, if it matters.
I never received an invite. Definitely not at home, not on my desk or mailbox at work, and nothing came up in an email search. Thereís not one on the company bulletin board or anything that would imply company-wide invite.
Now, the faux pas I did commit was telling the office manager "I donít think I was invitedóare you sure she didnít just invite the two of you?" when I should have just said "No, unfortunately, I can't attend." But when office manager said that she was under the impression everyone was invited, that little second voice in my head started wondering if a.) the invite was extended on a day I was out of the office (thereíve been a few days in the past month), or b.) just never got to me somehow; and now Iím one of those rude non-RSVPing people. The other voice in my head says that if either were true, Bride clearly would have said something to me at some point, or followed up for head count, but she's also very shy and non-confrontational, so maybe not.
Should I say anything to the bride that can convey "sorry I canít attend, if I was invited, best of luck," or should I just keep my trap shut? If I should say something, can you help with what to say? Because Iím at a loss.