Post # 1
My fiance and I are wondering what the etiquette is on inviting a boss and his family to our wedding. We live and work in Boston but having our wedding in California since that is where the majority of our family lives.
We are not sure if we should only invite the boss or the boss and his wife or the boss and the rest of his family. He has two kids 8 and 6.
We have other children at our wedding the only thing is it is a traditional Chinese wedding so we have about 450 people on the list…and that cutting people.
Sorry if this in the wrong board. I am a newbie!
Post # 3
You’d have to invite at least the boss and his wife. It’s considered bad ettiquette to split up a married couple as they’re considered a social unit. I’d say don’t worry about it unless you guys are extremely close with your boss, I would doubt he’ll fly across the country to attend… If you’re trying to make big cuts to the guest list and not bringing his kids is a deal breaker, he can decline.
Post # 4
AS the pp has said, if you invite him you need to invite his wife. There is no obligation to invite the children.
If the boss wants to come he can leave the kids at home and enjoy the getaway with his wife, or he can bring them and hire a sitter through the hotel.