Post # 1
Since engagement I began a new job and had two girls working for me, they were great and have listened to all my wedding planning drama. With 5 months til wedding day they are both leaving (on good terms) and I’ll be hiring 1 or two replacements. I don’t anticipate spending much time with the old girls After our professional relationship ends – do I still invite them? Am I obligated to invite the new girl(s); she will have worked for me for 5 months by weddingdate! I dont really have it in the budget to invite 2 new employees plus The old ones! Anyone have suggestions on how to handle this situation?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
How close were you to your first two girls? Did you spend time together outside of work (happy hours not included)? If you did and you do plan to maintain a relationship with them, by all means, invite them. Otherwise, you really are not obligated to invite your coworkers, new or old, especially if it’s not in your budget!
Post # 4
Thanks! We have spent a bit of time together, but 90% happy hours. Thanks for clarification. Big help! I don’t wanT to hurt anyone’s feelings.
Post # 5
I had a similar situation, except that the new girl was my replacement since I was going on mat leave. We only worked together for 4 months, where as the other girls I had worked with for years and we were all friends outside of work. I invited all the coworkers I was friends with, and didn’t invite the new girl.
Post # 6
I think you should invite the old ones since you talked wedding to them. The new ones- probably no need unless you end up being close to them.