new job– inviting co-workers?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
12873 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nope, I didn’t invite any coworkers I haven’t/wouldn’t hang out with outside of work.  It’s great to get along with coworkers and seem to be close inside the work place.  But if it doesnt extend outside the work place, then they aren’t really “friends” in my eyes and still just coworkers.

Post # 3
1170 posts
Bumble bee

Why would you invite people you don’t know to your wedding? It’s only been a month. See how you feel in February, you’ll have a better understanding of who they are then. Also  you would have to invite them all or none. each of them may have a plus one. if these aren’t people you socialize with outside of work, why would you want them at your wedding?

Post # 4
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would wait until february to make that decision: you dont know how you will like them later, some may become good friends others may not,  if they ask, just say y8ur guest list isnt finalized yet. 

Fyi, im getting married between jobs. I live currently in europe, have a new job lined uo in usa, but getting married in australia.I know thenpeople at my new job, and some Iindicated it’d be nice to be there. I figured anyone prepared to come all the way from usa to australia for my wedding, they were going to be work colleagues and orobably for me the initaial friends,, so they were welcome,  (weve been working with them on a project so talk multiple times per week and on site visits). One is coming. 

Post # 5
869 posts
Busy bee

Wait and see how you feel in february! I’m starting a new job next month and I’m a little worried I may have this problem when it comes to sending out our invites (about a year from now). On the up side, they already know youre getting married and its relatively soon- therefore wont be expecting an invite so any you do give out (if you decide to) will be well received. And if you decide not to , then they wouldnt have been expecting one anyway!

Post # 6
1987 posts
Buzzing bee

I wouldn’t. Most co-workers are interested in talking to you about the wedding because it’s an exciting time for you but they don’t expect an invitation. I would think it odd/awkward (and even a bit gift-grabby, even though I know that’s not your intention) if a new co-worker invited me to his/her wedding.

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