One of my coworkers mentioned the other day that there was a girl who worked there in the past who didn't invite anyone from the workplace because she was only inviting close friends and family. "Our feelings were all so hurt, because we thought we were her friends too," she told me. "At least we know that's not going to happen with YOUR wedding!"
I actually wasn't planning on inviting anyone in my department for the same reason as this other girl. To be honest, I'm a little irritated that everyone is just assuming that they'll be invited, especially when I have said several times that we're trying to keep it small for budget reasons. How do I nicely break it to them without hurting any feelings or making things awkward?