(Closed) Is it proper/polite to invite your boss to your wedding? Please answer!

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Are you supposed to invite your boss to your wedding?

    Yes, of course, that's standard practice!

    Never heard of that rule, that just seems crazy!!!!

    Not sure, but I plan on sending an invite anyway.

    Not sure, but I would NEVER invite my boss to my wedding--I am not crazy!!

  • Post # 17
    1638 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    800 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    9168 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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.

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