(Closed) The typical "Should I invite my boss" question… HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Who should I invite?
    Just the three coworkers I'm close with? : (12 votes)
    75 %
    The three coworkers + CTA Manager + Project Manager? : (3 votes)
    19 %
    The 3 coworkers and all three superiors - including the VP? : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    3823 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I posted a similar question/concern about a week ago about my Fiance inviting his boss. 

    Invite the people that you want there and the people who care most about your well-being and your FI’s well-being. I don’t think you should invite all of these bosses.

    Post # 4
    2188 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2024

    Just invite the people you are close with. Just because they are your supervisors doesn’t mean they automatically get an invite and like you said you aren’t close with them so if you do invite them it may look gift grabby.

    Post # 5
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If you are not close with the supervisors, don’t invite them.  Its not like you are inviting the whole office except for the bosses — you are only inviting 3 people, and they are the ones you are actually close to. 

    Sometimes people feel burdened by an invitation to a coworkers wedding that they are not close with, anyway.  The VP, for example, may not want to go because he doesn’t really even know you, but may feel awkward declining for fear it will make him look bad.  Same thing with your boss.  Could be an awkward situation. 

    Post # 6
    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    this is why i’m glad the wedding is out of state – it gave me an excuse to not invite anyone from the office!

    I say given your relationship and position in the company, just invite the 3 you are close with.

    Post # 7
    979 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t like the whole inviting co-worker thing. If you hang out with them outside of work, sure. If not, then no.  I just told everyone I work with that its a small intimate wedding with family only.   They are like certain family members…you invite A and B, then you have to invite C, D, E and F..and probably G, if not then they’ll get mad and hold a grudge. Last place you want people pissed off at you is at a work place.

    Post # 9
    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If you don’t hang out with them outside of work, then don’t invite any of them.

    Post # 10
    8041 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @futuremrsguerra:  Nah, I wouldn’t invite them. If you’re not close to them, it is just out of obligation.

    Not sure I’d invite any of my coworkers unless I was having a huge wedding, and I talk about personal stuff to plenty of them.

    Nothing wrong w. keeping work/personal life separate.

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