Question of the Day

Do I have to invite coworkers to my wedding?

Posted by Liz Taylor Sep 30, 2013

Question of the Day: Do I have to invite coworkers to my wedding?

It’s perfectly acceptable not to invite anyone from the office. But many of us are friends with the people we work with and want them at our weddings. If you are going to invite anyone, begin with your boss. It would be improper and not too smart to exclude your supervisor if you plan on inviting any other coworkers. If you have a regular crowd you lunch or happy hour with, you should go the all-or-nothing route.

The question I always ask people is this: “Is this a person I would invite into my home for a dinner party? Do I socialize with this person outside of work functions?” If so, then ask that person to your wedding. If not, then don’t.

If you do invite coworkers and they are married, engaged, living with someone or seriously dating, you must include partners in the invitation. Also, send them a real paper invite to their home address rather than in their work mailbox. You don’t want others to know that you are inviting a special few as it might cause hurt feelings.

As always, email questions anytime through the website: www.etiquetteprinciples.com.

 

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