Would you go to a wedding where you don't know anybody?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you go to a wedding if you didn't know anybody?
    Yes, with or without a date : (13 votes)
    36 %
    Yes, only with a date : (22 votes)
    61 %
    No, never : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    988 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Of course, hubby and I don’t have a problem nor feel awkward around people we never meet. We both are social and can start a convo easily. I’m sure your college friend and date will be fine.

    Post # 4
    Member
    7216 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    At our wedding. we had a couple friends who didn’t know anyone else. We put them (and a few other people their age) at the same table, and it was fine.

    I’ve been to a couple of weddings where I didn’t know anyone except the bride and my bf/husband. Each time I found someone I had a lot in common with (after all, we were similar ages and both good friends with the bride) and had a great time.

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    11469 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @MrsCreeToBe:  We did recently. The bride was very grateful that we attended but it was honestly one of the most boring weddings we attended…we even had to sit by ourselves. Despite our best efforts to interacwither the other guests they were more interested in getting plastered rather than making new friends. Needless to say we left immediately after cake cutting.

    Post # 6
    Member
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Yep, I’ve been there. The last wedding I went to, I only knew one person besides people in the wedding party (who were busy all night, so I couldn’t really socialise with them). It was fine! Even though I’m a serious introvert, I still had a great time.

    Post # 7
    Member
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My gut response was “They obviously know you if you’re wanting to invite them”.  Also, depending on the personalities, it might be great fun if they don’t know anyone.  They could just enjoy the day and seeing you married, or that plus they love watching people, or that and they are social butterflies, or that and they love doing new things together, or she wants to see you get married and he’s happy to keep her company and enjoy the day.

    They are adults, invite them.  If they don’t want to come, they will decline.  Or better yet talk to her to see how she/they feel about it.  You don’t know if you don’t try/ask!

    Also, being an introvert (I prefer “happy hermit”), I would go to an event alone for someone I cared about and truely enjoy it and watch people if I didn’t find someone to talk to.  Sure it may feel awkward here and there, but it’s worth it!

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