(Closed) Bridal Shower at Work

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think for a bridal shower at work it’s ok to have people who are not invited to the wedding.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree with @Elarissa:.  Even if you are “close” in terms of working relationships, they won’t just assume you are “close” in your personal lives enough for a wedding invite.  Invite whoever you know and are friendly with.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

A work bridal shower and a personal bridal shower follow different rules. I agree with the other posters… at a work shower, the people who attend don’t expect wedding invitations. I’ve gone to many work showers and not the weddings. And I know all of my co-workers came to mine while only two or three are invited to the wedding.

The rules around work showers are just different. You should invite people who you are close with at work. Like your immediate team/area and anyone outside of that area who you keep up with.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

At our workplace everyone is invited to showers. Those who know and work with the bride come, those who don’t- don’t.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

At our office if there is a shower everyone is invited.  I agree that the rules are different for work showers vs personal showers.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I agree with everyone else. I don’t like how I get invited at work showers to people who I’ve never even heard of. I would prefer for my own work shower that only people I know will be invited but I still wouldn’t feel obligated to invite them to the wedding at all. They come wish you well and get cake. LOL

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

don’t invite them.  it sounds like gift-grabbing.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It seems like teachers do these things differently from most other professions. When someone is getting married or having a baby, we hold a shower for them (usually put on my the honoree’s grade-level team). Usually each grade-level/department chips in on a gift for the honoree. It is understood that we are not all invited to the wedding, but it’s a way to celebrate with the bride/groom/mom/dad.

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