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What is the right thing to do? Etiquette question.

MisterCuriosity | Jan 14, 201512:45 PM

Hosting a small retirement catered party for a colleague who has retired after working 35 years for a wonderful business. We (two other colleagues also helped with the planning) sent an email to all the co-workers that this person wanted to invite. One of the people involved was the CEO of the business. Unfortunately, the CEO is unable to attend the festivity. My question is, is it proper etiquette for the CEO to ask us if the wife can attend in lieu of the CEO?

Also, if in the invite we do not specify significant others to attend, what would be the right thing to tell people these people? We obviously have a limited guest list and wondering if there is a natural implication that the spouse/significant other is invited as well?

Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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