You spend a lot of time and part of your life at work with the people you work with. That said, what are the rules to inviting your co-workers to your wedding? Do you invite everyone and risk going over budget or do you invite a select few?

My general rule when it comes to people you invite whether they are family members, social circles, or co-workers is: Invite people that care about you and you want to share your special day with. There should not be any obligations to invite certain individuals regardless of their relationship with you. If they are your third cousin, twice removed, and you haven’t seen them in 10 years, save the invite and give it to someone at work you cannot imagine them not being there.

When it comes to co-workers, the easiest gauge is whether or not you actually talk to them about things other than work. If you see them as friends and talk to them about your personal life, and have meet up with them outside of work. Easy answer. Of course, you would want to invite them to your wedding. If you have a small office and only talk to three out of seven people there, invite the three. There is a chance the other four coworkers didn’t even know you are engaged or don’t care. Don’t stress about inviting these individuals. If you get a sense their feelings might be hurt, have an honest conversation with them and tell them you are watching your budget and can only invite so many people to your wedding. Tell them that you would love to do something before or after the wedding with them.  Remember, after the wedding you still have to work with these people. Best to maintain a good working relationship with all of them.

Lastly, do you invite your boss? Yes, if your boss has been supportive and you want them there. No, if you don’t want your boss to see you drunk and let loose at the end of the night. Yes, if for office politics. No, if you don’t want to appear you are inviting your boss to get ahead. In summary, invite who you want for the reasons you have set out. There are no right or wrong decisions with who you invite.


(Photo credit: Brides Magazine)

Monica Hui

Hello! I'm Monica and I have many passions. Most of which relate to planning, decorating, and crafting. Growing up as an only child, I frequented fabric stores with my mom and home improvement stores with my dad. Having acquired some sewing skills and a bunch of tools, I love to personalize and make things/events unique. I have a can do attitude, so if I can't buy something, I will try to make it from scratch to complete my vision or project. (90% of the time it works out.) Wishahmon was started in 2008 because I was the go to person when my friends needed help planning or decorating their weddings. I didn't start the business to make money off of them but because I was quickly running out of friends getting married and I wanted to continue to do what I loved. In 2010, I expanded into event planning and design. This was my outlet to give back to communities and help out with their fundraisers. Born and raised in Calgary, I felt it was my duty to help out in whatever little way I could. In 2012, I started a wedding gown consignment boutique but traded that in 2015 after the arrival of my daughter, Grace. While I miss seeing the bride's face when they have found their perfect wedding gown, I don't regret my decision. Grace's smile makes up for everything. Becoming a new "old" mom really kicked my butt. As such, the Wishahmon brand has expanded to include stories about pregancy, babies/kids, and my personal stories of motherhood.

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