Post # 1
So I am really hoping to get some opinions on this.
My fiance and I are having somewhat of a destination wedding that is 3 hours away in a nice summer vacation town. I have the space to invite quite a few of my co-workers. I have approximately a group of 20 co-workers, however, I am really only close with about 8 of them and I have only been at my current job for a year. I talk to everyone but the group that I am closest too I have lunch with and chat with about personal life more. Initially, I was just planning to invite those that I am a bit closer with. After thinking about it though, I don’t want anyone to be offended. If my wedding was local I would probably just invite everyone but I feel that most people (even those I am closer with) wouldn’t be able to come anyways due to the distance and I feel strange inviting them to a distant wedding.
Any thoughts on the best way to handle this?
Thanks so much for any advice!
Post # 3
@Laky: How big is your wedding? 20 is a lot of people to invite, especially since most probably have partners and you should invite partners.
There’s nothing wrong with only inviting your lunch group. People have no right to be offended, I’d be surprised to get a wedding invite from someone I’ve only known for year unless I’d got really close to them.
It’s also ok tono one from work, I didn’t invite anyone who I’d known less than year. (Except partners).
Post # 4
@paula1248: my wedding will be fairly small. We are inviting approximately 170 and are likely expecting less than 100! My initial plan was just to invite those that I am closer with. Even with that because of the relationship and distance I can only see maybe a couple actually attending!
Post # 6
I was kind of in this same situation with my wedding being about an hour from where my coworkere live. I only invited people I spent time withe outside of work and felt close to, and my boss. I had been employed for 1y9m at the time of my wedding. It is your wedding. Invite the people you want. Just don’t make a big deal out of it to those who were not invited.