I work at a small office and am planning on inviting my coworkers. We are a very close group of girls. While I do not have a problem inviting them and their spouses, my problem is that my fiance and I want to keep it as small as possible, so we are trying to keep invites to married/dating couples only. We do not plan on giving single invites a plus one, we want to be strict on this, so we can keep our numbers down. The dilemma is that one of my coworkers is divorced so she would not be given a plus one, while the other 4 girls would be allowed to bring their spouses. They will most likely all be sitting at one table together. Is it rude to have them all sit together and her be the only one without a date?
We have talked about only inviting my coworkers and not their spouses but we feel this is more rude as I know them all.