(Closed) Complicated work colleagues and invitations (long!)

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Who should I invite?
    Just my boss, and the boss of lab B plus partners : (1 votes)
    20 %
    The bosses of both labs, plus members of both labs that I like, plus partners : (2 votes)
    40 %
    All members of both labs, without partners : (1 votes)
    20 %
    Invite no-one : (1 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I did this! I invited two coworkers (who i actually liked and hung out with) and then my two bosses. When i handed them the invite (it’s not like i have their addresses), i mentioned i wasn’t really inviting anyone else from the team and they all kept it hush hush. I don’t think ANYBODY knows i invited my two bosses to the wedding. They respected that i kept my work guest list small.

    I don’t see why you can’t opt to invite nobody from your teams. If you’re still close to the person who left, you’re not inviting her as a colleague, you’re inviting her as a FRIEND. Totally different.

    I wouldn’t invite anyone =

    Post # 4
    2201 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think that if you restrict it either go with no one or just the bosses and their partners. No need to invite everyone if you don’t want to (esp. if they take up 2 tables).

    Post # 5
    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I ran into this problem too. I work in retail and all my co-workers are women, so any news travels fast. I can’t count on anyone to keep it hush hush. In the end, I am inviting all the older employees that I have known for a while and none of the new ones, plus my 3 managers. Thank God most of them are young and single. It all amounted to less than 10 people.

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