(Closed) Must I invite my boss?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Do I need to invite my boss(principal) to my wedding? Other staff members (my friends) are invited.
    Send boss individual invitation to ceremony and reception ONLY (same as other staff members) : (11 votes)
    52 %
    Send boss individual invitation to ceremony, dinner and reception (she'd know no one at dinner) : (1 votes)
    5 %
    No separate invitation is necessary : (9 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 3
    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Wait… you’re inviting people to your wedding ceremony and your reception but you’re excluding them from the dinner??? I would be incredibly OFFENDED if I got that kind of invite.  If they’re important enough to come to the ceremony and the reception you should also feed them dinner.  Either that or don’t invite them at all!  Just my opinion..

    Post # 4
    3575 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

      I guess I’m a little confused as well.  How can you have the reception without food of some sort?  I hate to say it but I think I agree with @MaggieGirl.


    Post # 6
    2532 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Your dinner isnt a part of your reception? I think we are just confused because normally dinner is a part of the reception and missing dinner would be missing a HUGE portion of the reception!!!

    Post # 7
    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Stephin, is agreeing with me really THAT bad?? 🙂  I must have a reputation.

    Post # 8
    16018 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    How close do you feel with your principal?

    Post # 10
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I have no clue what is going on with that “different” arrangement of dinner/dancing/wedding activities etc.  random question also: did you structure your wedding to be like the other teachers at your school?

    but I wouldn’t feel pressured to invite the boss.  I didn’t.

    Post # 11
    2866 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @MadtownBride: Considering you’re inviting all the teachers to one portion I’d just invite the Principal to that. It would be different if you were inviting some of the teachers to the dinner then I’d say you have to invite the Principal to that as well (since someone might say something about it).

    Post # 13
    4162 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Now that you’ve explained that other teachers have done it this way, it definitely makes more sense.  With that being said, I suppose it depends on how close you are with the principal.  Would you ask her out to lunch or dinner on any given day?  If not, I would probably invite her to only the same portion that the rest of the teachers are invited to.  This way, she’ll be more comfortable, possibly join the other teachers for dinner, and then show up with them to the dance. 

    Do you know how close the teachers who did invite her to the whole day were to her?  Perhaps they were closer and decided they should invite her.

    Post # 14
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Since you aren’t inviting any of the teachers to the dinner part – I don’t think it really matters.  It would be a nice gesture to send her an invitation (like the other teachers you are inviting) – but it doesn’t make sense to invite her to the dinner, especially if no other teachers will be there.

    Post # 16
    168 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    This is why I’m not inviting any of my coworkers!  (Although they all assumed they were invited…THAT was an awkward day…)

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