(Closed) Inviting coworkers

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How do I do this?

    Invite only a few people to the wedding and reception

    Invite everyone to the ceremony and cocktail hour

    Invite the people I am super close with to the receptions and the rest to the cocktail hour

    Don't invite anyone :(

  • Post # 3
    45 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

    How many people work in your unit? I’m also a nurse and I invited everyone in my department, but there are only 14 of us. One of my coworkers is a bridesmaid so obviously she’ll get the day off, and I think everyone else is coming if their schedule allows it. My ceremony is at 1 and dinner/reception starts at 7… don’t really like that gap but at least they’ll all get to make it to either one or the other, or both. Everyone’s joking around that we should get travel nurses to work our unit just for that day haha.

    Post # 4
    9918 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it’s inappropriate to invite people to portions of the wedding day – i.e., it’s rude (IMO) to invite someone to the ceremony and cocktail hour, but tell them they have to leave when it’s time to eat and dance.  The reception is your way of thanking your guests for coming to the ceremony, so asking them to leave before it even begins is just not appropriate.

    I would invite the people you are close to all wedding events (ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception), or not invite anyone at all.

    Post # 6
    931 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsvH-T:  Im a respiratory therapist in the pediatric intensive care unit so I understand where youre coming from. We are a HUGE unit so I only invited people that I hang out with OUTSIDE work. I think I ended up inviting a handful of ladies. 

    Post # 9
    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m having the same problem. I’m not a nurse but I’ve been working with the same 15 girls for the past 7 years and I don’t want to offend anybody by inviting some of the girls and not others. I’ve been stressing over this soooo much!  Let me know what you decide to do.  I’m either going to invite some or all to the ceremony and the reception.  I think it is rude to invite people to just part of your wedding.

    Post # 13
    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @MrsvH-T:  Who cares about etiquette fairies right now! You made a decision!  Yayyyyy 🙂 

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