Post # 1
Would you mind if a guest invited a random +1, someone they didn’t even know to your wedding. I’m just curious because a man posted to fb that he’s looking to “hire a +1 for his sister’s wedding”. He’s willing to pay $1000, provided that she meets certain physical characteristics.
Part of me says ‘oh well, who am I to judge anyone’s +1″, but another part of me says “this wedding is supposed to be for family, friends, and people who actually want to be there not just for the paycheck”.
What are your thoughts?
Post # 3
I didn’t know 55% of the people at my wedding. They were mostly my in-laws friends and my husband’s friends. I had very few people “on my side”.
I gave people a +1. I didn’t care who their +1 was.
Post # 4
That’s just weird to me…but I guess he really doesn’t want to go alone? Haha, wow…I’ve never had a friend do this!
Post # 5
If you extend a plus one to a guest, they get to choose their date.
If you want to limit the guest list to friends and family, you need ot find out the name of the date and send them an invitation in their own name.
Post # 6
If I invite someone with a +1, it’s not up to me to say who that +1 is. I wouldn’t really care.
Post # 7
We only gave plus ones to family and friends who had partners that we knew. No one will have “guest” or +1 on their invite, it will have the couples names.
The only thing Im worried about is FI’s cousins (they are VERY close) still live at home and are teenagers, Im not a fan ofinviting their on-off boy/girlfriends or flavour of the month. Ill cross that bridge when it comes though!
If you don’t want strangers, don’t give out unnamed +1’s 🙂
Post # 8
Perfect example of why you don’t invite someone as +1 and always get the name to invite them personally.
Post # 9
If the invite doesn’t specify a certain person’s name, it’s up to the recipient to choose his/her guest.
Post # 10
I don’t care who the +1 is. I just prefer that there BE a plus 1 bc we are afraid that we won’t meet our minimums.
Post # 11
Uhh ok I thought at first you meant someone I didn’t know, then sure fine whatever. But basically hiring an escort? That’s beyond weird… I don’t know how you’d say no to that though.
Post # 12
so….what are the physical requirements? I could def use $1k! haha jk
yeah that’s weird…is that even legal? must be a Vegas wedding lol
Post # 14
@renwoman: seriously?! He must be really concerned about going alone if he’s willing to pay $1000 for someone to go with him. And they have to meet certain physical characteristics? Blech.
Personally, I would only invite people and partners I know.
Post # 15
If someone gets an unspecified +1 on their invitation (and guest), then who they bring is then up to them…
This is why I didn’t give many unspecified +1s except to groomsmen and older adults who needed someone to drive them.
Post # 16
@renwoman: If someone is given a +1, then they can bring whoever they like. If the couple wanted a certain person to be brought along then the invitation should have been addressed to both people and not just said “+1.” I fully expect that anyone who has a wedding will not know every single person who attends. I can’t wrap my head around spending so much money on strangers, which is why I eloped.