One of my friends from afar is coming but he doesn't know anyone..

posted 2 months ago in Guests
Post # 2
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221 posts
Helper bee

Whenever I go to a party where I don’t know anyone, I always find it really helpful when the person I do know makes it a point to introduce me to somebody they think I might like. I think it would make him feel really included if on your wedding day you took a moment to say “hey, I know a person almost as cool as you and I think yall would get along, let me introduce you!” Good luck, I am sure he will have a great time 🙂

Post # 3
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6923 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

If you are doing a seating chart make sure to seat him with people you think he will have a good time with. Or if you have space – I had a good friend come to our wedding who only knew me and my MOH so I sat her with the wedding party.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Have you offered to let him bring a friend as a plus one (as opposed to a date or a SO)? That’s what I did for my friends coming from far away who didn’t know anyone but me! 

Edit: Just saw your wedding is this month, so my advice may be a little too late to be helpful!

Post # 8
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237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I am going to have the same issue with my wedding.  I have a friend who lives in the UK.  We have been friends since I did a study abroad in 2009, but he’s never met literally anybody at my wedding except for me.  I’m so excited to have him come, but I have no idea where to seat him.  I think that I am going to put him with our friends who are around his age, and just hope he has a good time.

Post # 9
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1200 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

littlecats :  we had someone come in from Germany. We live in Ohio. We invited him to the rehearsal dinner so that he could meet people there. He’s a very social guy. I think he met everyone that weekend. Lol Everyone had a Robert story by the end of the weekend. 

Post # 10
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1013 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I went to a wedding where I only knew the bride and one bridesmaid. She made sure to sit me with someone who she knew I’d have things in common with, so we were able to chat. If you aren’t doing a seating plan, intentionally introducing him to some people you think he’ll get along with sounds like a plan – and maybe even give them a heads up that he won’t know anyone else so you’d appreciate them spending time with him.

Post # 11
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5034 posts
Bee Keeper

littlecats :  I am from the UK and years ago attended my friends wedding in Canada, they were so awesome, they made sure we all grabbed dinner a few nights before with some of their friends, a couple of ladies were assigned to look after me and I was put on an AWESOME table with their close friends, we were the last ones there drinking and dancing on the tables- they really made the effort to make sure I wasn’t alone and as I am a naturally out going person had a great time making new friends.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Just sit him with your funnest friends/family. I have one person coming who may/may not bring a date but also won’t know anyone, and I already know who I want to sit her with haha.

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