- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
Hi Bees – Q’s about inviting coworkers.
Unfortunately since my wedding is SO far away from a lot of friends and family, a lot on the family/friends guest list cannot make my wedding. This leaves me the opportunity to invite a lot more coworkers! I figure if I’m already paying for a meal if a person is there or not, better just use up the opportunity to invite my whole deparment instead of just a handful.
So.. I’m already planning to invite my whole department and their spouces, and then a few extras that I’ve hung out with outside of work.
1) It’s a Friday wedding. We have flex schedules, so they technically don’t have to take off work. They just can’t show up at 9am and expect to be at the wedding on time.
2) For the coworkers I’m not super close with, I don’t want them feel like I’m asking for gift hand outs. But we are accepting gifts from family and friends, and there is a registry.
Would you write an insert to go in the invites (like below)?
Would you let them figure it all out on their own? Would writing an insert about your presence is your gift to us, and then people bring gifts be awkward?
Please come and celebrate!
This is a casual beach wedding – leave the suit jackets and ties at home.
We know it’s a Friday wedding, so feel free to come directly after work in your business casual attire and enjoy a cocktail under the tiki huts, courtesy of the bride and groom. Be sure to pack a pair of sandals (or go barefoot!) for the beach ceremony! And bring some dancing shoes for the reception.
Ceremony will start at 5:30. Driving to *** from *** takes about 45 minutes in afternoon traffic.
Your presence is your gift to us.