For a PhD student getting married in the middle of the degree, is there an established etiquette for invited your peers and/or your adviser to the wedding?
Obviously, circumstances of the wedding affect the answer. But for the sake of argument, assume we're talking about a medium-sized affair in the US that includes extended family and friends (i.e. it's not a small, intimate affair).
For a specific example, I'm talking about a small lab of 8-10 people plus the adviser, most of whom have at least 2-3 years of working together.
The issues I think need to be considered are:
- Does an invitation cross any boundaries?
- Similarly, does the lack of an invitation imply some offense?
- And lastly, is it all-or-nothing binary? That is, do you invite everyone or no one?