(Closed) Need Invite Etiquette Help for weird scenario!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Who should get invites?
    Everyone, they already received the STD : (9 votes)
    33 %
    Invite all coworkers, but don't invite boss : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Invite only coworkers we stay in touch with : (14 votes)
    52 %
    Invite none of them : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Other-please explain below : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Ouch! Sorry to hear about the layoff.  This is a tricky situation.  I think it depends on how upset your fiance is.  Does he feel wronged by his former boss or was it understandable? I’d leave it up to your Fiance if he wants to invite his old co-workers and throw etiquette out the window.  I’d sure as heck understand if I wasn’t invited to someone’s wedding if i laid him off!

    Post # 4
    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Etiquette says, invite…

    But, I think you could reasonably send an update to previous coworkers/boss letting them know that due to the unexpected change in your fiance’s employment status you’ve had to reduce the guest list but wish them well in the future. If you do stay in contact with anyone from there over next 4 months then send them an invite.

    Post # 5
    7673 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Americano:  I like this answer. The Save-The-Date Cards only went out 3 weeks ago, and I think the former colleagues will be understanding of the change in situation so long as they are notified fairly soon.

    Bear in mind that he may need to use one or more of them as a referee for his CV, so be polite about it!

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