Post # 1
Some of my coworkers are throwing me a bridal shower. On the guestlist for the bridal shower are a few people that I had not intended to invite to the wedding because of budgetary reasons. Am I obligated to invite these people now to the wedding as well??
Post # 3
I don’t believe so. My mom is inviting many of her friends to the shower she’s throwing me but we are having a small wedding and haven’t invited all of them. I think that she’s explained to them that we’re having a small wedding (and paying for it ourselves) and we wish we could invite everyone but it’s not feasible.
I would be fine with being invited to a co-worker shower and not being invited to the wedding.
Post # 4
Work showers are not the same as family showers. No one there will expect you to invite them to your wedding. This is just a matter of coworkers wanting to celebrate with you. My husbands work threw us a shower and I had never met any of them! It was a lot of fun and I got to meet his coworkers. They all new we would be having a small wedding, so they knew before throwing it that we would not be inviting them.
Post # 5
My mom has friends attending a shower, but I don’t know them well, so they won’t be on the invite list. I don’t believe any of them expect to be, and I’m flattered that they want to be part of a shower. I agree with the other posters, I don’t think work showers are the same as other showers, and you aren’t required to invite your co-workers. Regardless of whether or not you invite them, make sure you send them thank yous and let them know how much you appreciate their generousity.