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Would You Rather Attend a Wedding Alone or With a Date?

Even if you're in a long-term relationship, it's likely your significant other won't know anyone at a wedding besides you. And even if he does, it's probably through you. So whether you bring a new boyfriend or an old friend, being the only link can be more burdensome than fun.

After all, there are probably lots of people you haven't seen in a while; you'll want to catch up and get all referential. And the only thing less fun than feeling left out of a conversation is worrying about another person feeling left out.

But dates have benefits, too. Having someone to return to when conversation lulls elsewhere can make up for whatever entertaining you have to do the rest of the night. So would you rather use your plus one, or go solo?

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sado44 sado44 5 years
must with a date !!
sado44 sado44 5 years
must with a date !!
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 5 years
Alone or married. A date would be awkward!
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
Come to think of it... I've never been to a wedding with a date.
kulikuli kulikuli 5 years
Not a fan of weddings, but i usually go with a friend or my sister. That way i have someone to talk to, but not a date, and im not sitting there by myself either.
Rwandawithlove Rwandawithlove 5 years
I went with my Mom and brother to a wedding this weekend and was thoroughly bored. I barely knew anybody there and my Mom and brother went off in their own direction leaving me utterly and thoroughly bored. Going with somebody, not neccesarily a date is paramount to not being bored at a wedding.
AlexisSF AlexisSF 5 years
when i'm in a relationship i'd rather be with my date of course, BUT, there's nothing more fun that being a single girl at a wedding with lots of other singles.
pink-elephant pink-elephant 5 years
about to go to my cousin's wedding solo next weekend as my fiance is out of town. but I do know several people there and I'll be attending with my brother, so it's not going to be totally awkward. I wouldn't go if I had absolutely no one to talk to though.
ShaynaLeah ShaynaLeah 5 years
Would rather go with a date to have someone to dance w/ and talk to - the only exception is if I know that a LOT of people I know will be there (friends/family) --- and never a first date!
skigurl skigurl 5 years
it would depend on WHO the date was....if i was dating a guy and he was social, i would rather bring him...but if i was only casually seeing someone or was single, i'd much rather go alone (as long as i knew other people who would be there)
Fixe Fixe 5 years
if i wasn't in a relationship with a guy, i wouldn't bring him along just because i needed a date for wedding. i rather go by myself and not have to worry about entertaining my date the whole time, especially if he didn't know anybody else at the wedding. But if was in a relationship its a different story.
Miss-Infamous Miss-Infamous 5 years
I hate weddings!
Miss-Infamous Miss-Infamous 5 years
I hate weddings!
ayuninur ayuninur 5 years
Definitely would rather go with a date
twk601 twk601 5 years
alone is so much better you don't have to go back to the table is your date having fun he doesn't really know anyone... please i'd rather hang with the people i know and have a blast
kurniakasih kurniakasih 5 years
I've gone without a date to wedding before when I didn't have a steady bf. It's the wedding of really really good friend of mine so it wasn't awkward, we all know each other and had a great time even I didn't bring a date.
mkls6044 mkls6044 5 years
Why do I know the people getting married well enough to be invited yet my SO knows no one else? I know this happens sometimes, especially if the wedding is for someone you dont see very often, but I would hope that if the person is truly important to me then my SO would at least have met them. That being said, it depends on who is getting married and the other guests that are going. If all my girls are going to be there, sans dates, then I would rather go alone. If its family, or someone we both know, I would hope my SO goes with me!
mkls6044 mkls6044 5 years
Why do I know the people getting married well enough to be invited yet my SO knows no one else? I know this happens sometimes, especially if the wedding is for someone you dont see very often, but I would hope that if the person is truly important to me then my SO would at least have met them. That being said, it depends on who is getting married and the other guests that are going. If all my girls are going to be there, sans dates, then I would rather go alone. If its family, or someone we both know, I would hope my SO goes with me!
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
I think the best way to go to a wedding is with a platonic friend. Most invitations say you can bring a guest, it doesn't have to be a date. If a go to a wedding with a friend, I have someone I can talk to, but I can still pick up groomsmen if I want.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 5 years
Either/or is fine with me. When it comes to social events, I can fly solo or be accompanied with a date.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 5 years
I seem to get hit on a lot at weddings (I blame the movie Wedding Crashers) so I actually don't mind either. When I have a boyfriend I obviously want him to come to avoid awkwardness but when I'm single going solo isn't awful.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 5 years
The only way I see this being a problem is if that partner bf/gf can't hold their own in a social atmosphere. IMO it's no different than going to the sports bar or family bbq. A social setting is a social setting. Find a dude you vibe with and hang out with the boys while she makes the rounds. It's really not that traumatic
tlsgirl tlsgirl 5 years
Definitely would rather go with a date. Luckily, my boyfriend is super outgoing, so I've never had to worry about him feeling left out, even when I've been a bridesmaid.
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