(Closed) My Boss Wants to Throw us a Party…

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That is a tough one! It was so nice of your boss to offer, but does seem awkward since it doesn’t sound like you and your boss are super close. Do you have a big office? Could you politely suggest to your boss that you turn the party into a work day luncheon or something and only include you, your Fiance, your boss, and your coworkers? That way it is more of an office-centered event and you won’t have to worry about inviting outside family/friends to it. Good luck!

EDIT: I should add that my FI’s coworkers actually did this for us when we got engaged. They didn’t make a huge party or anything, but served finger foods and cake in a conference room over lunch one day. It was a little awkward for me since I don’t know them at all, but they were all very sweet, so it was a nice party. It just took an hour or so, and then we all went back to work, so that minimized any awkwardness.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree that that type of thing should be done at work (lunch, brunch, after work drinks, etc).  Maybe you can tell him that all of your weekends look full and you dont’ want to burden him and his wife, blah blah blah. 

I just had a bridal shower at work that was a lot of fun.  Maybe suggest doing something like that.  I was able to share with everyone my wedding plans, etc.  When you first get engaged you may not have a lot of answers so thats hard. 

Post # 6
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695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hooray! I’m so glad to hear that that sounds like a workable compromise 🙂 And it might even be a fun time!

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