I am in the beginning stages of planning my wedding and I learning the ropes of etiquette, so please excuse any ignorance on the matter.
I recently served as a team leader with AmeriCorps (basically the domestic Peace Corps) alongside 28 other team leaders. Over our term of service, we became a small family and I intend to invite every one of them to my wedding.
My question is this: in the time between the end of my service with them (about six months ago) and now, a handful of them have entered into relationships. I am wondering if it would be considered rude of me to extend the wedding invitation to the individual i served with and only that indivdual (basically not including any boyfriends or girlfriends they may have gained since). The reason I don't feel that this would be unreasonable is this: there will be a large group of the team leaders there, 28 if everyone attends. Thus, it will almost be a mini-reunion of sorts for the AmeriCorps alums who served together and hopefully this would eliminate any feeling of "if only I could have brought so-and-so, I don't know anyone here". Additionally, I feel that I cannot extend invitations to a handful of peoples' significant others without offering a plus-one for each team leader, effectively adding 28 people to my guest list.
Again, I am learning the ropes of etiquette and am concerned about whether or not this would be inconsiderate/rude/unacceptable/generally frowned upon.
If I am inviting a large group of people who know each other from a shared year-long experience, must I also invite each of their boyfriends/girlfriends?
Thank you in advance for your input!