(Closed) Inviting my boss… minus guest?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i say boss plus her spouse and eliminate the other co-worker. I feel it would be impolite to not let spouse come.  Besides, this person does your evaluation at work.  🙂

Post # 5
636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah, I’d invite the boss plus her husband.  I would find a way to invite the coworker plus one, too though since she helped you with your invitations.

Post # 6
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had this dilemma – some of my co-workers plus partners (which would be 2 tables at the wedding), or all of them alone (or none…I wouldn’t miss them on the day!)

I went with them alone – I’ve heard wives who’ve had to go to their husband’s coworkers’ weddings complain about not knowing anyone, and so I figured that all my coworkers can just socialise with each other. 

I’m sure people will complain, but if they’re that offended, they can just not come – I’ve had to not invite lots of friends because of limited space, so people who happen to work in the same office as me are really low priority for me. I just felt that the line had to come somewhere. I don’t feel great about the decision, but I’m not losing sleep over it – whereas I would lose sleep over having too many people for the venue!

Post # 7
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You can’t invite your boss without her husband (you can’t break up social units i.e. long-relationship couples, couples who live together, engaged couples, and married people).  So if you have to not invite someone, don’t invite your co-worker and invite you’re boss with her husband. 

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