Post # 1
A little background I’ve worked at my current company for 15 months, at the time I got engaged I’d been here for 11 months. We’re having a semi-destination wedding (it’s approx. 2.5 hours from where we live in a vacation town). All of the hotels require a 2 night minimum (most people are renting houses).
I’m not inviting anyone else from work but I feel like I should invite my boss (etiquette-wise isn’t that what they say you should do?) I don’t want him to be insulted if I don’t invite him but I also don’t want him to feel obligated to attend. He wouldn’t know anyone & he has 2 little kids that he’d have to leave at home.
Post # 3
I am having the same struggle… and my boss is a single 55 y/o woman who lives with her sister, so she would come alone and not know a soul. I would feel responsible for her not having a good time if she came, but feel equally awkward not inviting her.
I have been trying to stress at work that we are trying to keep it small and both have huge families. I plan on sending out a general e-mail to the folks in my branch (small), inviting them to the dance w/ best wishes only.
The boss thing confounds me though.
Post # 4
how well do you get along? if you are work friends, then it might be fun for you if he came. but if you are strictly professional only, it could get awkward for you both. I’m sure he would understand if you did not invite him in that case. it doesn’t hurt to hint to him if the wedding is small.
I invited my manager, but that’s because we get along really well, like a couple of girlfriends. also, she has given me tons of planning advice. we even went to a catering open house together. she is coming, and I am glad for it.
Post # 5
@SarahSmilesDec28: My boss sounds very similar to yours!.. single, older lady.. I’m still going to invite her. She probably won’t come.
@james79: Don’t worry about taking care of her! When I went to weddings alone I had a good time eating and just watching things happen around. It’s not so bad. Your boss will feel apreciated for being invited even if he can’t go.