Did you invite your boss to your wedding, or will you?

posted 4 months ago in Guests
Post # 16
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971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Noooope. But I’ve never been close with a boss. To me, if I wasn’t hanging out with them outside of work, I probably wouldn’t invite them. I did invite several co workers, but they were people I spend time with outside of work. marybee22 :  

Post # 17
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12224 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

No matter how many relationship stories you share, make no mistake, it’s still a boss, not a friend. I would not invite anyone from the workplace with whom you don’t socialize outside of it. There’s a power imbalance in this case on top of that.  It has nothing to do with fear of acting in an embarrassing way and everything to do with professional boundaries.  It’s a wedding not a club scene. 

Post # 18
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1973 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

marybee22 :  To be honest, I did consider it, but looking back now, I don’t know why. She wouldn’t have wanted to come, and it would have been awkward. 

Post # 19
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738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I eloped & am having a reception. I did not invite anyone from my work because I’m not close to anyone and didn’t want to deal with the drama of people getting their feelings hurt because they weren’t invited. My husband on the other hand invited one of his bosses and tons of his coworkers. Totally up to you and your comfort level!

Post # 20
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4122 posts
Honey bee

Yes, Im inviting some coworkers. We invite each other sometimes to parties outside of work. marybee22 :  

Post # 21
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974 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I invited a few coworkers because we are friends outside of work.  My moh was my coworker, who is also my best friend.   She has since left the job and we are still best friends and hang out several times a month.  I’m not friends with my boss though and so did not invite him.  

Post # 22
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577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

No, I didn’t invite anyone from work. Although I considered inviting two colleagues. I prefer to keep work and social separate, although they are nice people.

I seem to be in a minority though; there have been a lot of weddings for work people in recent years and all I know about invited at least one work colleague. 

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