(Closed) Work Invites

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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2634 posts
Sugar bee

In your situation I’d just invite the coworkers that you WANT to invite. If that isn’t any of them, they don’t invite any of them.

I work in a really small office and I invited everyone, I don’t think they’ll all come (which I’m fine with), but I’m sure the ones I WANT to be there will come.

Post # 4
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3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I have 2 jobs. One job im only inviting the people im close with and would hang out with outside of work. The other job im not inviting anyone (altho i should invite my boss) its a really small place!

Post # 6
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97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I invited only my team (two people) even though I’m close with everyone.  I just mentioned at one point or another (when I was out to lunch with them, when chatting wedding talk) that we have a small guest list and that I wish I could bring everyone, but unfortunately I can’t.  They all seemed to understand.

Post # 7
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2703 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

my “team” is around 12 ppl.

i inivited 2 girls i am close to in my immediate group and 1 girl i am close to in the adjoining group that makes up our entire team.

i sstarted this job a couple of weeks after we were engaged, didn’t start the planning for a few months after that… my two bosses that i would have invited have transitioned into other roles and i don’t see them much anymore… and i didn’t want to invite everyone when i don’t even talk to them for more than five minutes a week.

 

Post # 8
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71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I work in a small department within a bigger department, but we’re all located together. I’m very close with my small department, but usually only do the “Hi, how are you?” with the people in the bigger deparment, even though, honestly, their offices are right down the hall from mine. (They mostly keep to themselves.) I’m only inviting my coworkers in the small department. I read somewhere that you shouldn’t invite anybody that you personally wouldn’t ask out for coffee. And seeing as I’ve worked here for 3 years and have barely said 5 sentences to a few of them, I think it would be weird if I did invite them to the wedding! And I’m only inviting my direct supervisor that I speak with daily and like very much. The ‘big’ boss I rarely speak to and don’t have a relationship with.

Post # 9
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2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I didn’t invite any coworkers, nit even my boss. I thought it was silly because if I left this job, I wouldn’t remain close with anyone here. 

Generally, that’s the rule of thumb I tell people to follow. Only invite coworkers/bosses if you hang out outside the office, or if you would still remain friends if you left the job. Otherwise, what’s the point?

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