- 12 years ago
- Wedding: December 2008
I think it entirely depends on how the guests fits within the group of guests who will be present.
For example, at my wedding I have invited a group of friends (6) who I attended school with but have not invited any of their significant others. My venue is limited in size and inviting 12 people versus 6 people would make a huge difference. I know that although some of these guests are in relationships they will be fine without their partner for one night as they are all very close friends with each other and will be sitting together.
On the other hand, I have a childhood friend who does not know that many people at the wedding. While she may be comfortable without a date (she is in the bridal party), I have opted to give her a +1 so she can bring someone if she wishes.
I think it’s best to consider the individual circumstances of each guest when choosing +1 or no +1. If they will know many other singles at the wedding then I don’t think it’s really a big deal.