No, you don’t look pathetic going alone. If you are single, how are you supposed to meet someone at a wedding if you bring a date? It can be a lot of fun going solo!
You get to do what you want, and meet all kinds of people. Drink and eat as much or as little as you want. Dance with whomever you want to (of course depending on the circumstances). You can stay late or leave early if you please. You get to make the rules. There is no one that you have to cater to other than yourself.
Show off your independence and have fun without a date. A lot of people have all kinds of emotions at weddings. A lot of people are there to have fun, and show support. Some have taken time off work to attend the wedding, so they are usually looking to have a good time as well.
When you have this kind of solitude, you can appreciate the little things more. It can be easier to observe everything around you and take it all in. Also, people watching is so much fun. Take a look at the way people are dancing. Did you see Aunt such and such’s dress? Smile and have fun!
People are engaging and open to being chatty when at weddings. They are in a good mood in that kind of setting. Especially if there’s an open bar. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and network. Plus, you’re there to support whomever invited you in the first place. Make the best of it! Free food and drinks? Yes, please!
I almost went solo to one of my good friend’s weddings that recently occurred. I have known him since my college days, but unfortunately I was unable to attend due to other obligations. I love going to events and places solo. It gives you this sense of freedom and empowerment.
So, the next wedding you’re invited to and you don’t have a date (or you don’t want to bring your significant other, ha), RSVP Yes, with no plus one. Have fun and live it up!
“It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.” -Hans F. Hansen