(Closed) Inviting coworkers you know can’t make it?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How would you handle this? See below.
    Invite them and assume no one will feel obligated to get us a gift. : (6 votes)
    29 %
    Do not send an invite - make an annoucement that all are welcome to come. Give interested invites. : (2 votes)
    10 %
    Don't worry about inviting your coworkers - they are probably not expecting invites and wont' care. : (13 votes)
    62 %
    Something else - I have a plan... I'll explain below! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1428 posts
    Bumble bee

    If you are not that close with them then I don’t think they would be offended if you don’t invite them, especially since you’re only worked with them for 6 months. I know I wouldn’t expect to get an invite in that situation.

    Post # 4
    596 posts
    Busy bee

    If your coworkers know that the wedding is not local, they probably won’t expect to be invited.  But on the other hand, I have never received an invite and felt like it was a request for a gift except when it was accompanied by the registry card and/or a website link with blatant demands for cash gifts so I don’t think you need to worry about your coworkers feeling that way.

    Post # 6
    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I am in the same situation.  We live in Chicago, but the wedding is in PA.  I invited two co-workers.  I doubt they come, but I asked around to other people at work that have recently gotten married, and the consensus was to invite my boss and our assistant.  If there is someone at your job that you feel you could ask to see what others have done, I think that would help.


    Post # 8
    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My coworkers are all in PA, and the wedding is in Kentucky. I am not sending invitations. I would expect they will give me a group gift, as we normally do for these things, and if I were in the office we would have a potluck and cake. Since I telecommute, that probably won’t happen.

    I’m not inviting coworkers, and it didn’t really cross my mind. I did have a similar question with inviting friends from PA — I didn’t want to exclude them, but I didn’t want them to think I was itching for a gift! In the end, I invited 3 of my closest friends and left it at that.

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