(Closed) Anybody inviting your boss to the wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it’s okay to not invite people from your work that you aren’t close to as long as you aren’t going around talking about your wedding at every chance you get.

Post # 4
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

We invited all 3 of our boss’s, but we waited until the absolute last second to let them know. We like our boss’s a lot, so it was never a question of if we wanted to, but since things change so often at work we thought it would be wise to wait.

Since you like your boss I say go for it! You can’t go back in time and invite yoru boss after the fact and you will probably regret it, especially if you are inviting other people from your office.

Post # 5
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I work in a very small office of 6 people total so I just invited everyone, including my boss.

Post # 6
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am my boss, so I will already be there, but we are also inviting FI’s boss. We aren’t really close to him, but we think that it is only proper.

Post # 7
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Both of us have invited our bosses (as well as other co-workers whom we are friendly or even friends with). Both have us have great relationships with our bosses though. If I didn’t, I doubt I would invite her.

@ModernDaisy You made a good point about waiting until later “just in case”. I didn’t think of that-sent the Save-the-Dates last October. If I had left the company for some reason, that definately could have been awkward or problematic!

Post # 8
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My personal thoughts on inviting coworkers (boss or not): Don’t invite them unless you actually hang out after work, and would still be friends with them if you left your job today.

I don’t think coworkers generally expect invitations to weddings, anyway.

Post # 9
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas

I was debating about inviting my boss, and a week ago, he asked my manager if he was going to my wedding. My manager said, ‘no, it’s in St. Thomas, but I am going to the home party!’ and apparently my boss started asking him all about the home party and who was going. So I kinda felt obligated to send out a last minute invitation. Not a big deal though, cause I was thinking about inviting him anyway.

Post # 10
1250 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with MissAB – you shouldn’t feel obligated to invite anyone from your office, but make a concerted effort to not discuss it all the time.

I for one am inviting my boss…but we’re a really small, close-knit nonprofit and I consider him a really good friend. He’s actually somebody that it would mean a lot to have present.

Post # 11
2681 posts
Sugar bee

I invited my boss but I am close to her and wanted her there.  I think you should only invite someone if you really want them there, not because you feel obligated to.  I would like to think most people would understand why they werent invited.

Post # 12
368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We had the same issue where if we invited some and not others it would probably cause a problem. We both just invited our immediate bosses and kept it at that. Anyone that asked we could say we did it out of respect and tradition or whatever.

Post # 13
745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

No boss – not even coworkers.  I am not sure if I’ll even be at this company come wedding time, and I don’t socialize with anybody but 1 person outside of work (who is my neighbour, so I know her from life before work, and she’s invited).

Post # 14
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

No bosses. My boss is pretty, erm, type A robotic. Not very close to her. I told her I was getting married, and her response was “Ok”. No gushy girl reaction. Definitely not invited.

Post # 15
5498 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m inviting mine…but that doesn’t mean you have to if you don’t want to. MissAsB is correct. If you don’t want to invite everyone, just don’t talk about your wedding around everyone. If you want your Boss there, you should invite them.

Post # 16
711 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was only going to invite one coworker who I am close with but a) I talk about my wedding some at work (can’t help it!) and b) I work in a small office so it would only be 20 or so more people. I’m not sure what I’m going to do but am leaning towards inviting them, I just think it would be awkward not to!

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