Post # 1
For our wedding, we are already planning on inviting all the SO’s of people who are in relationships.
However, I have a couple of single friends that I’m not sure what to do with. I’m not the kind of girl that has a “group” of friends- most of my friends don’t know each other and live far away. There are 3 different girls that I can think of right now that are invited to the wedding but do not have SO’s. Should I give them the option to bring someone? I know that if I were going to attend an out-of-town wedding where I didn’t really know anyone that I would want to bring someone with me, but at the same time, I really don’t want to spend the money on someone who I most likely will never even see again (if they decide to just bring a casual date or friend or something). I also wasn’t sure if I would be putting them in an awkward position by adding a +1, then having them feel bad that they don’t have a date to bring.
What would you do? Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Normally I would suggest that you don’t have to, but given that it’s an out-of-town wedding and it seems like the women won’t know anyone else there, it might be nice to try to find room to give them a +1. I wouldn’t worry about making them feel bad – I’m sure they’ll appreciate the gesture even if they decide not to bring anyone!
Post # 4
If they’re out of town guests who won’t really know anyone else, I’d definitely give them a +1. I did that for a few of my friends, and a couple of them just brought a friend. You can look at it as spending money on a stranger, OR you can try to look at it the way I did — allowing my friend a +1 ensured that SHE would be there to celebrate with me on my wedding day. 🙂
Post # 5
For ours, we also have a few friends who don’t know other people and we also didn’t want it to be ‘awkward’ for them or have them leave early because they didn’t know anyone. What I did was sent the invitations as just for 1, then gave them calls and said “just so you know, I sent your invitation as 1 but you’re more than welcome to bring someone with you; just let me know when you rsvp”. That way, I left it up to them. If you have the money to be able to add a few extra guests, I say leave it up to your friend to decide if they want to go solo or with a date.
Post # 6
For an out of town wedding where they won’t know anyone else, I’d definitely give the option of a +1. Personally, unless you were a really close friend, I probably wouldn’t travel Out of Town for a wedding if I had to attend solo and wouldn’t know any of the guests.