Post # 17
It’s not proper. If you like your boss, go for it. If not, then don’t. If you like your boss but are having a small wedding and a huge family and can’t possibly invite any more people than those on your family list (like me), then don’t. And I am inviting friends to the wedding, new and old. But, if I were to include coworkers and bosses, then the guest list would just keep growing.
Post # 18
I think it depends on the industry. I worked in finance/banking for many years and it was definitely standard practice to invite your boss to your wedding. I went to a lot of weddings of subordinates, even people I barely knew who reported to people who reported to me. But a friend who works in software isn’t inviting her boss or any of her co-workers, because it would be “weird” (her word). In your place I would ask a few of my colleagues if they invited or would invite their boss, and see what they say. I definitely wouldn’t take your friend’s word for it.
Post # 19
I think this really varies by a lot of factors. I would have invited my boss if my wedding was local, but it’s 10 hours away so opted not to because of that.