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by epi on October 1, 2012

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francield October 1, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I have been invited to a wedding that is 2 weeks away, from a former coworker, whom I have seen once in the past 8 years. The invitation wasn’t even mailed to me, it was scanned and emailed! Am I still required to send a gift? I feel like that may have been the only reason I was invited!

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Just Laura October 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

You are not required to do anything other than email back your best wishes along with your regrets (assuming you aren’t planning to attend for whatever reason).

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francield October 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Thank You!

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Jody October 1, 2012 at 6:40 pm

I agree with JustLaura that there’s no gift obligation. Respond promptly that you can’t attend and at most send a congratulatory card — I’d think that would be sufficient.

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