News Ben Affleck Is Not at George Clooney's Wedding But Why? By Rosalyn Oshmyansky 5:24 PM PDT, September 27, 2014 Getty Images While the George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin nuptials in Venice are star-studded, one invited guest had to send a message to the newlyweds from the United States. PHOTOS: George and Amal's Guest List Actor Ben Affleck, friend and colleague of Clooney's, could not attend the wedding, because he was working and doing press obligations for Gone Girl.He told ET Canada, "Yeah. Some people have to work and everybody else gets to be in Venice. But [George] found a great girl and I'm happy for them. I wish them the best." Sending his well wishes from afar for now, Affleck's friend Matt Damon is there to tell him all about it later.Affleck and Clooney won Oscars together for producing Argo.Clooney and Alamuddin tied the knot today in a private ceremony at the Hotel Aman Canal Grande. NEWS: George Clooney Marries Amal Alamuddin To see more about George Clooney's destination wedding, click on the video below.