Inviting Coworkers

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - The Biltmore Ballrooms

If you do not like someone, do not invite them. Unless they have no idea you dislike them. But it it’s a mutual dislike, you shouldnt. If you have room, definitely invite your coworkers. I personally have no room, so I dont even talk about my wedding at work… only one of my coworkers is invited because I knew her before we worked together. And I even asked her not to bring it up at work. 

Post # 3
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think two bosses plus one good friend is fine. It’d be obvious to the other co-workers that they’re not being excluded, that it’s just that the two bosses and your good friend are special cases. But any more than that, and I think you’ve pretty well got to invite everyone.

I once worked in a small office (I think 6 people at the time) and one person married and only invited the boss. I was fine with it.

I’ll add, your boss was very rude fishing for an invitation, and (by wedding etiquette) it is fine to not invite him if you’re not close. But I also realise that it might be a bad career move not to. You might be able to get away with, “small wedding, could only invite a small number of friends”.

Post # 4
6 posts

well this could depend you your wedding really… This is what I would do;

formal day and evening event – preferred guests only!

formal day but relaxed evening party – preferred guests all day and every on else evening

casual all day – invite everyone, you’ll be so wrapped up in the day you’ll not be bothered that the guy you dislike from the office is there if he even turns up! 

Just go for what feels best for you… Your gut is normally right in these situstions!

Post # 5
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - Old Mill Boathouse

You could always say it’s going to be a small wedding with just family.  If anything more is said by your boss, I’d crack a joke about getting a raise to be able to afford it.  Mind you my bosses are a bit more open to joking that way. Usually if you bring up cost of things people if polite, tend to back off a bit.

Post # 6
1242 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

LMac499:  Don’t mix pleasure and buisness. They are your co-workers. Just tell your boss(es) and co-workers that it’s s small wedding just family and close friends. 

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