Being Single at a Wedding

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
Being Single at a Wedding


Weddings are a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and family, but they can also be rather awkward if you are single. Here are some tips for making the most of being single at a wedding.

Do attend the stag do/hen do

If you have been invited to the stag or hen do, it’s the perfect opportunity to get to know more of the people who will be at the wedding. It’s especially useful to attend if you only know the couple and have not met any of their friends or family.

Ask to be with friends or family

If you are close to the bride, or groom (and not likely to get shouted at) you can ask to be put with your friends, or family rather than on a rather dubious table full of random single people. However, if you are not close enough to them to have a say in the table plan, be prepared for some awkward small-talk about how you know the happy couple and what a lovely day it has been so far.

Think carefully about your plus one

If you are not offered a ‘plus one’, do not ask to bring a friend as the happy couple will have carefully considered their list and will not have accounted for an extra person.

If you have been told to bring a ‘plus one’, you might wish to consider bringing a close friend instead of a brand new date that you haven’t had the chance to vet prior to the event. It should go without saying, but make sure that your guest is not someone who is disliked by the couple who have invited you.

Have a flirt

If you are wanting to meet someone, weddings are a great opportunity to have a little flirt with other single people.

Enjoy staying out as late as you like

One of the great joys of being single at a wedding is that you get to stay out as long as you like without having to worry about waking up the other occupant of your hotel room.