(Closed) Inviting work-people AND their guest?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Honestly, I think that anyone in a committed relationship where they have been together a long time, should have their SO invited no matter if they are family, friend, or coworker.

Post # 4
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809 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

All of the girls in my office (minus one) are dating or married, but we just couldn’t afford to have them all plus their spouses (who we only see once or twice a year). I explained to them all that we’d really love for them to come but that we aren’t able to afford (or have space for!) their spouses. No one was overly concerned about it. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Do you know the SO’s? Are you inviting several coworkers that they will know one another? Are they married or just dating?

I say that anyone who is married should be invited with their partner unless you are inviting a group or department that canattend as a group. If you know the SO, then yes, I would say you should invite them.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re trying to scale down our guest list too. I don’t think it’s necessary to invite the SO’s of co-workers, especiallly if you make it known in the first place that you’re on a budget. Most people will understand. I think that as long as your colleagues can sit together they should be fine. Just be sure to communicate to them that this is what you plan to do, due to budget constraints. That way they’re not surprised and there are no awkward feelings.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We are only inviting work people because we work at the same place and it’s small and everyone has known us only as a couple.  We are only inviting about half to everything, and the other half to just the reception.

It has to be what you are comfortable with…maybe just invite them to the reception.

Post # 9
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454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

i am inviting work people and only one girl is married so we’re also including her husband and sons (they are both under 4 y/o). i don’t know her husband, but i figured she’d be more comfortable with him there. when i handed her our save the date, i told her that her husband was more than welcome to come, but i didn’t know if she just wanted a night out on her own. she was very grateful that she could bring her husband and her sons. the other two girls i work with, one is not in a relationship and the other is, but her boyfriend lives across the country. if he lived closer or with her, i would probably invite him as well.

i agree with missasb, if the person has been in a committed relationship for a while, i see no problem with inviting them and their significant other. i have a few friends that i am actually going to do this for, because i know they have been dating their boyfriends for over a year or so and most are living with their boyfriends.

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