(Closed) Is it okay to invite some co-workers with a guest and some without?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

You don’t have to invite them all with a guest. Invite those that are social units with their SOs (spouses and serious partners), and those that are single without. It’s pretty common. This isn’t date night. 🙂

Post # 4
1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Etiquette rules do not dictate that you must include a date. You should definitely invite established couples (married or not), but otherwise, you can invite them alone.

Post # 5
113 posts
Blushing bee

i would have them with guest… i just asked my mother about my cousin whose 30 ive never met a single bf and dont think she still has one but still give her the option to bring a guest and 2 co-workers i hope will actually include their guest with two other co-workers but i cant ask i just hope they do bc they also are not in a serious relationship.

Post # 6
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I have a few co-workers who are married, their spouses are getting an invite. I have one co-worker who is in a relationship, her SO gets an invite. The other 4 are single and I’m inviting them all solo. They are all excited to hang out with each other, so I figure they won’t be lonely. One of the single co-workers is on match.com and she goes on tons of dates each week, I thought about giving her a +1 but decided against it. I had to draw the line somewhere. Hope this helps 🙂

Post # 8
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I would limit the +1’s to serious relationships…married, engaged, or significant others.  I’m sure that your team would understand. 

Post # 9
3639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Seeing as there are 5 single co-workers and a lot of other co-workers that they will know – go with no guests. They will have plently of other people to talk to.

Many people, when invited with a plus 1, seek to find a plus 1.

Post # 10
690 posts
Busy bee

I think its fine as long as you have a clear cut off when deciding who gets a date, and who does not.  We did a guest when the person was married, engaged, living together or in a serious relationship (exclusive I guess?).  Pretty much anyone we could get a specific name for instead of just having a “+1”.  Just don’t be like “Oh susi can bring a random +1 but you can’t”

Post # 11
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

No need to invite guest to all!!!   If they have an ounce of class, they’ll understand.  Don’t worry about it!!



Post # 12
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think TealaB put it well. Have a clear set of conditions or circumstances (married, engaged, serious relationship) where co-workers can bring a guest. Everyone else can just come and enjoy the wonderful party you are throwing!!

Post # 13
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would invite all the marrieds/couplesthat you know of and leave the single people as is, since you know there will be plenty of people they already know to sit/talk with.

Good luck!

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