(Closed) Etiquette for inviting friends?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i think that it’s your personal preference. if you feel that your single friends would feel better having a date and your budget can handle it, then invite them with a guest. however, you aren’t really obligated to invite single people “plus one”, so if you prefer not to have strangers at your wedding, that’s your perogative too and i don’ think anyone would (or should) be offended at just being invited themselves, especially if there will be lots of other people at the wedding they know.

in my situation, im inviting single people who might not know as many people at the wedding with a guest, so they have a buddy, but our close single friends who will know everyone are just being invited themselves. and i think they are all perfectly fine with it.


hope this helps!

Post # 4
2640 posts
Sugar bee

If it’s not too much of an imposition to you, I would really recommend allowing them a plus one.  Sometimes the cost would be too much.  But I think, whenever possible, allowing them the choice to bring someone is good.  If they aren’t in a relationship, maybe there is someone they like, and want to ask that perosn.  Or maybe they want to bring someone they can dance with, while all the other couples are doing their own thing.  Or just feel like they aren’t the only ones who don’t have somebody. 

If the cost is too much, then it works out well enough that they have other friends there.

Post # 5
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i think its okay to just invite them sans plus one if there are other folks at the wedding that they will know and can hang with. otherwise, i would try and see if i can accomidate the plus one for them since otherwise they would be alone most of the time.

consult your budget and your guest list and see what works best for you. there really isnt a set protocol. its what you can afford and what you are comfortable with.

we are NOT doing the plus one since its a small wedding – but all the single folks who are coming would know everyone else so its not a problem. the cut off was married, engaged or a longterm live in significant other (i.e. life partner)

Post # 6
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I invited everyone with a guest but I know that isn’t in the budget for everyone.  Whichever choice you make, make it all the way across the board so that some people aren’t favored over others.

Post # 7
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Make sure they KNOW if you aren’t doing a “plus one” (i.e. have someone spread the word) because a TON of my single friends that were not given “plus ones” RSVP’d extra people! eek!

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