(Closed) Would you attend a wedding if you weren't allowed to bring a guest?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Would you attend a wedding if you weren't allowed to bring a guest?
    Yes, of course! : (107 votes)
    43 %
    No way! : (44 votes)
    18 %
    Maybe.... : (98 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
    22 posts

    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
    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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
    1638 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @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
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    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
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Probably not.  Darling Husband and I are a double or nothing kind of deal. 

    Post # 9
    1425 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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
    5958 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    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
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Probably not.  I’m pretty shy.

    Post # 16
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    If I knew a lot of the other guests maybe, but in general I wouldn’t go to a wedding alone

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