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Getting invited to a friend’s wedding is fun. You get to celebrate a marriage with delicious food, good music, and endless drinks. However, if you’re attending the wedding solo or don’t know the people attending the reception, you might feel uneasy and forget to enjoy yourself. 

It can be difficult to find a wedding date if you’re not in a relationship or dating someone at the moment. Showing up to a wedding alone can be intimidating, especially when you may be surrounded by tons of other people who are in relationships. It’s normal to want to compare yourself to these people and spend your whole night worrying about what they might think about you. 

Finding a plus-one for a friend’s wedding can be a stressful experience, but it comes with lots of benefits. If you’re looking for a wedding date and don’t know where to begin, here are three places to start. 


Consider Bringing a Close Friend as Your Wedding Date

A “plus-one” doesn’t always have to be someone that you’re falling for. It can be someone who is close to you or someone within your circle of friends. Seriously, think about how much fun it would be to attend a wedding with a good friend! Not only does bringing a friend make attending the reception much easier, but it’s also great for making the wedding more memorable. If your friend is easygoing and sociable, you may be able to walk out of that wedding with even more new connections. 

Bringing a friend as your wedding date can help you overcome the fear of going alone, and make the wedding even better than you expected it to be. Some reasons you should consider a friend as a date include: 

  • Helping you get out of your comfort zone 
  • Striking up conversations with others 
  • Having someone to dance with 

In fact, having a friend as a date can relieve the pressure associated with taking care of a date. It can be a burden having to introduce yourself and a partner to everyone at a party and making sure your date feels comfortable. By bringing a friend, you have less to worry about and more time to mingle with other people. This way, you don’t have to feel guilty about leaving your friend alone for a few minutes. 

Can Online Dating Help You Find a Date? 

Depending on how much time you have until the wedding day, online dating can be a convenient way to match up with someone with similar interests. If you start looking for a match a couple of months before the wedding, that could give you enough time to get to know and build a relationship with someone you’ve met online. 

Online dating offers a quick way to find someone you’re attracted to or interested in. There are many different types of online dating websites available, and this can be an excellent resource for finding a wedding date. It’s possible you’ll find that you actually like this person, so once the wedding is over, you now have someone you enjoy hanging out with, and it could blossom into a more serious relationship. 

Whether or not you’re looking for a romantic partner, online dating can provide you with a large platform to build relationships with people in your area who you wouldn’t normally meet on a regular basis. 

Who knows …you could even meet the love of your life. 

When in Doubt, Ask the Bride and Groom

If all else fails, think about asking the bride or groom if they know anyone else attending the wedding who is single. If they say yes, it’s clear you’re special to the bride and groom since they’re extending the chance to bring a plus-one. Weddings are expensive, so check to see if there’s an opportunity to take advantage of another person who is riding solo on the invite list. 

Another thing to consider is that the bride and groom have the ability to handle the seating arrangements. The gesture of introducing you to another guest would be subtle if they seated you together during the reception. 

You might show up alone and single, but there’s a chance that the person you meet at the wedding could be deserving of a romantic night out. 

A Charming Central Jersey Tent Wedding to Cherish

At Windows on the Water, we understand how important your guests are to you. We want your special day to focus solely on the joy and future ahead of your marriage, and making your family and guests feel included and welcomed, as well as safe. Consider planning your perfect wedding with our gorgeous outside and tented wedding venue selections that can accommodate up to 250 guests. 

Our years of recognized service and knowledgeable staff will get you through this process with minimal stress and assurance that everything you want can happen without any issues. If you’re ready to start planning your outdoor wedding in Central New Jersey, then contact us today at 609-208-9475 to receive our Windows Wedding Packet that contains menus, pricing, photos, and additional amenities and services that are available.