(Closed) Inviting work friends – should I have kept work and personal seperate?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I personally wouldn’t do this, but I think it’s a nice gesture. If I received a invite from an coworker and if I wasn’t busy and the wedding wasn’t too far I probably go and bring a gift. I plan on inviting former two former co workers because they are now friends, and one co worker and his girlfriend. Because we become good friends outside of work. They may come, may not either way you gave them the invites and it’s up to them.

Post # 5
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it’s fine if you guys are close. I personally wouldn’t have hand delivered them, but that’s just me and probably not a big deal. 

Post # 6
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

If you’ve been going out with them for lunch for the past year, I don’t think it’s weird at all for you to have invited them.  If they seem awkward about it though, just wait and see how the RSVPing goes.

Post # 8
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I don’t see how this is a breach of workplace etiquette. Personally, if a co-worker invited me to their wedding I would be super excited!

Maybe they were just surprised by the invites because they didn’t expect to receive them?

Post # 9
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t think that work friends “expect” to be invited because weddings are expensive and we all understand taht.  With that being said, I don’t see anything WRONG with inviting them if you can afford it.  Who is offended by an invite?  I think you’re fine.  🙂  It was very kind of you to include them. 

Post # 10
1583 posts
Bumble bee

@blinx:  My mom goes to wedding with people from work all the time. I dont think it is out of the ordinary if you have a friendly relationship with them. Probably whould have mailed them formally though.

Post # 11
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m inviting a few people from work but I’m mailing invites to their home addresses since I’m not inviting everyone here.  Mainly, the people that I eat lunch with or have hung out with outside of office hours, like you.

Post # 12
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t see the problem; I’m inviting 4 of the girls from work but will be mailing them to their homes.

Post # 13
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@blinx:  I would feel weird if I got a wedding invite from a girl I went out for lunch with, as a group from the office, once or twice a month. That’s not really being social out of work friendships. Lunch is part of the workday.

Post # 14
1144 posts
Bumble bee

It seems like you ladies were close enough so I don’t see anything wrong with inviting them. Now the ball is in their court.

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