Post # 1
So FH and I are getting married in less then 3 months. We are trying to keep the guest list count low due to our budget. I have worked at a bar for 4 years now and have made some wonderful friends. Although I wish I can invite them all, we have kept the guest list to strictly family and our closest friends. Recently one of my friends from the bar got engaged and has asked for my address, let me mention, I never hang out with him and his FW unless it is at work, but along with others they have supported my relationship with my FH and I have supported his with his fiance since the day they met.
Where I get stuck is, do I invite them to mine cause I feel like they are going to invite us to theirs, or do I explain our tight budget, and let them decide on if or not they invite us to theirs? Then I wonder about the others and what they will think..
Post # 3
If they are inviting you then you should invite them. It will be really awkward otherwise
Post # 4
I would just explain your tight budget and the fact that you are only able to have family and close family friends at you wedding. Tell him that you would love to be able to invite all of your friends from work, but your budget just doesn’t allow you. At least now it’s out in the open and noone will be hurt by the lack of an invite and you want feel akward if and when they decide to invite you to their wedding.
Post # 5
I think etiquette technically says you don’t have to, but like Bells said, it could get awkward. If you’re having a very small wedding, though, I think you would be fine.
Post # 6
if you don’t hang out with him other than at work and your wedding is family and close friends only, don’t invite him. you’d had to invite everyone else your’re friends with at work.
you don’t have to invite someone just because they invited you to their wedding. everyone has a different situation.