Post # 1
Ok, everyone…help me out! I am 24 and entering the “everyone is getting married” stage of life. My boyfriend is in his best friend’s wedding this October and I will, I assume, be his date. However, this wedding is in his college town and I will know ZERO people other than my boyfriend and his friend (whom I have met once). Other than that, NO ONE. I am painfully shy in these types of situations, and I don’t want to appear as a snob or as a grouch, but the thought of entering the church alone, walking out alone, driving to the reception alone, and sitting through all the blah blah blah alone, makes me sick to my stomach! What am I supposed to do in a strage place with strage people?!?!?! Any advice? I know I just need to put on my big girl panties and get over it, but I can’t help feeling anxious. And it will probably be one of those weddings where the bridal party has to sit with the bride/groom, so don’t forget I will be eating alone and with strangers. Please help!
Post # 3
First of all, welcome!!!
Is there another friend he can introduce you to before hand? Someone that you can sit with so you are not alone. Maybe another friends girlfriend? Even if you can at least chat with someone online or through email before hand.
I totally understand how you feel. I get so shy when I’m in big groups of people I don’t know.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas
I know how you feel! I was going to say the same thing as tessabella. You should see if one of the other groomsmen’s girlfriends would want to sit with you as they might be in the exact situation as you. But try not to stress about the seating arrangement for the reception yet. I bet most brides would want their wedding party to be able to sit with their dates. 🙂
Post # 5
I agree with the previous advice, see if there’s someone he can introduce you to. If not in person, then at least over the internet – email or facebook. That way, you can have a ceremony “buddy”. I’ve never been to a wedding where the bride/groom sat the dates of the wedding party with others. I’ve only seen them sit everyone with their dates – so hopefully that’s how the bride/groom will do this seating chart also!