- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
Alright, so I recently started a new job in the summer, at a small law firm. I previously worked for 4 years at a small real estate office.
At my former job, I became close to my boss and his wife, as well as a couple of the agents, so they made it onto the initial draft of my guest list.
The dynamic of my current work place, is that it is a tiny firm founded by two partners, I am the assistant to one of the partners.
My wedding is in September, so by that point I will have been working there just over a year. I had planned to invite my current boss and his wife, but there have been some recent conversation that has made me think that everyone else at my work feels that they will be invited.
My guest list is already kind of maxed out (due to space, and some other political factors [oh how I love wedding politics]. If I invited everyone at my current job it would be:
Current boss and his wife
Partner and his wife
Partner’s assistant and her husband (who lives out of town on the weekend)
Associate A (no date)
Associate B and his wife (associate B just started this week, and will only be working part time).
That is 7 people more than I accounted for, in my already maxed out guest list.
My feelings are, that it should be not be a big deal if I just invite my boss and the partner (who is also kind of my boss, since he half owns the firm) and their wives. But because it is such a tiny staff force … I don’t want to make a faux pas that makes people feel slighted.
I guess in the worst case scenario, I could scrap inviting people from my former job, to save face at my current place of employment, but I really want those people to be there, but obviously maintaining a good image at my current job is important too.
I’d like to think that I have a good rapport with my current boss, and that if I asked him … he’d let me know if it is just the partner who believes he will be invited, or if it is being thought that my wedding will be a company affair.
But, do you guys think that there would be grounds for hard feelings if I only invite boss and partner and their wives, especially if anyone asks I can say that there are restraints due to space.
’tis the downside to working in small intimate “family run” type businesses.