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Hosting a retirement dinner for my husband. It is a Sat. evening at 6pm at a nice restaurant. Do we need to invite his co-worker's spouses?

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If it is something that the coworkers are coming to straight from work, then no, not really. Those who have families could just make an appearance and leave. However if you are asking them to come on their day off, yes. It is time they would be spending with their families, and will have to leave their families to attend. Be sure to make that is known that it is just for adults,

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fatpenguin10

yes!!!!!!!!!

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Yes, you can also do a "plus one" so they won't bring their kids.

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The other answers are appropriate. I forgot there may be special circumstances.
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fritzmerde

Yes, that would be customary, unless there were legitimate reasons to exclude spouses, say national security reasons. Normally at a nice dining in the spouses are included

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Yep, and I'm coming too, it will be a great time.

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Lol!
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I have been to more retirement dinners that did not include spouses then those that did. I never heard anyone sound as though they were offended. If you can afford it then invite them if you can't then don't. You may also consider hosting it at your home, like a BBQ or renting a place and doing the cooking yourself or getting it catered. It would save you a lot of money.

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I think you should.

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