Life is a special occasion

TOTW : Inviting Coworkers

The guest list for any event is typically always an issue, usually because the high number of people on it. Distant relatives that have not been seen in years, 2nd, 3rd, 4th cousins, kids, college friends bringing their newest flame, social friends who aren't really friends, and of course... the coworkers.

Like it or not, coworkers are like a second family. After all, many people spend at least forty hours each week at work. Does this mean that your entire office and your fianc├ęs entire office and of course their spouses all need to be invited to the big day? No. Absolutely not. Only invite the colleagues you are closest with.

So ask yourself, "Do I socialize with this person outside of the office?" If the answer is yes, put them on the list. If the answer is no, there is no need to go any further. That's actually a lie, it does need to go a little further. If you answered no to the question above, be sure to avoid discussing in great detail the plans for the wedding with those colleagues. I consider that type of behavior to be schoolyard rude - because only kids would talk extensively about an event to someone who is not going to be included.

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