Post # 1
Just something that was on my mind while I was planning my wedding. We decided to give everyone a ‘plus one’ because we both agreed that we wouldn’t want to go to a wedding if we didn’t have people we knew there. I’m not talking about your best friend or family members wedding, just someone you know but not super well. Would you go if you couldn’t bring someone?
Post # 3
I wouldn’t want to go to a wedding alone, and for that reason I do plan to have a +1 for everyone I invite too. Although I have gotten +1’s to weddings in the past that I didn’t bring anyone to. So I think it depends more on where that person is at in their life. I don’t think everyone would bring a +1 just given the opportunity but it’s a nice offer.
Post # 4
It would depend on who’s wedding it was.
If a colleauge of mine invited me and the only people I knew were the newlyweds, probably not. I’m super social but that can be awkward.
I’m giving everyone a +1 too
Post # 5
@Birdee106: Before I was married, every wedding I went to I was never given a +1 for budget reasons.
When I got married due to budget, only those married, engaged, and in long term relationships were invited as a couples. Everyone else was not given the option.
Post # 6
Now that I’m married I expect to be invited with my husband. When I was single/dating I would have gone solo for a friend. I can usually make friends once I get somewhere.
Post # 7
I would attend a wedding as an unmarried person without a +1. That said, I always appreciate the invites I received that had a +1 (even though, unless I was dating someone, I rarely used it).
We decided to give a +1 because we felt guests that would prefer a date, would feel more comfortable and enjoy themselves more if they had the option. Some used it, some did not. It didn’t matter to us!
Post # 8
Probably not. Darling Husband and I are a double or nothing kind of deal.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
I’ve only gone to one wedding alone, and that was because I knew I’d have several friends there too (some without dates also). It is tough when you don’t know anyone except the bride or groom, and I don’t want anyone to feel lonely so we’ll be including plus ones for sure.
Post # 10
If I was a single lady and I couldn’t bring a guest, my attendance would hinge on a couple of things, if I was a family member to the bride or groom that would be fine, you can always hang with your cousins, but if I was just a friend and expected to go alone, I would decline and send a gift…weddings can amplify lonliness to the size of the Grand Canyon, so keep that in mind when you come to the +1 situation.
Post # 11
I agree that it depends on whos wedding it is, how many people I would know there, how comfortable I would feel, etc.
Post # 12
It absolutely depends – Will I need to travel far? Stay over night? Will I know many people there? How close am I to the bride and groom? There’s no black or white answer here.
Post # 13
Yes! I’ve attended several weddings without a guest. I think it’s rude to mandate that you need a date to have fun! It makes me sick when I hear people “scrambling for wedding dates.” umm no. A wedding isn’t just your time to get a free date out of the night.
Now that I’m married, though, I expect Darling Husband to be invited…
Post # 14
Theres no way I’d go alone unless it was one of my sisters or my brother but even then I might not… They all know and like my husband.
Post # 15
Probably not. I’m pretty shy.
Post # 16
If I knew a lot of the other guests maybe, but in general I wouldn’t go to a wedding alone