Post # 1
I’m seeking your help again on the etiquette of inviting guests. 6 months ago, I transferred to a new department from my ex team of 2 years. The ex team was family to me, but due to management issues, I had to transfer out. The two teams actually work together sometimes.
The new team is a different dynamic and we don’t really hang out after work, although we maintain a good work relationship. i’m the youngest and the most junior person in the current team.
I’m sure that I wanted to invite my ex team (of 5 people) to my wedding, but not sure about current team (of 4 people). I might invite one from the current team, but I’m not really close to the rest of the team members, who actually teased me before about inviting them to my wedding.
I have a feeling that it might be awkward to invite the previous team and not the current team, should i just invite everyone? Any good ideas to avoid awkwardness?
Many thanks in advance!!
Post # 2
A good general guideline is to only invite those co-workers with whom you have a social relationship outside work.If you don’t invite them to your home, why would you invite them to the most important social occasion of your life?
Post # 3
I second PP, if you don’t see these people outside of work, they aren’t your friends and you don’t need to invite them.
I work in a small office and invited a third of the people to our wedding because were friends and hang out on the weekends, I think my other coworkers would have found it a bit strange if they got an invite considering we only socialize during work.
Post # 4
I would only invite close coworkers. There are only three people on my team, sometimes we to out for lunch etc. There are two former interns who are now employees but I don’t even talk to them, so I wouldn’t invite them. So of those five, I would invite three.