Did you miss him? We did too! But never fear ladies, GuyTalk is back and Will Wilson from The Six Thirty is more on point than ever. Summer wedding season is in full swing, and you’re probably getting that first round of save-the-dates for all the upcoming holiday weddings too. For couples, it’s just another magnet to stick on your fridge, but for the single folk out there, it is time to start looking for dates. Will breaks down the dos and don’ts of bringing the perfect plus one to a wedding…
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT BRINGING A PLUS ONE TO A WEDDING
Well, it’s that time of year again. Wedding season.
For some, weddings make you feel unbridled joy full of puppies, sprinkles and candid Instagram photos.
For others, weddings make them feel as single as a drier sock; alone, unmatched, and covered with varying degrees of lint.
Still, being single for a wedding provides unique opportunities only available to you outside of wedlock. For one, you can go as beautiful, single you, or “stag” as we males in single-acceptance mode call it. Who knows, maybe Cupid will be firing a few more arrows your way on someone else’s wedding day.
On the other hand, there’s a good possibility you’ll be given the option to bring a +1. Now if you’re in a serious relationship (or really just a relationship) you’ve already got your +1 figured out.
You’re set. Good. Golden. Practically married. Move along.
But for most of us single folk out there a +1 opens up a whole series of interesting possibilities with whom to bring. Old fling? Current flame? Super-fun-time friend? Or, in the case of an out-of-town wedding, that cute, special someone you know lives in the area.
However, like Spider Man once taught me, with great power comes great responsibility, and there’s some things you’ve got to know before you drag someone along to a strangers nuptials.
KNOW IF THEY WEREN’T INVITED
If your wedding date is familiar with the bride/groom and didn’t receive an invitation, you taking them will going to be incredibly awkward for all parties involved—not to mention there may be a distinct reason they didn’t see their save-the-date show up in the mail.
KNOW THEIR LIMITS
Nobody appreciates a boozehound getting sloshed at a wedding where they know no one. Even more so, no one at a wedding wants their day ruined by the lush who’s slurping up their open bar two drinks at a time.
Obviously you want someone who is fun, but you also want someone who can keep their shit together and keep that overpriced wedding cake from coming back up.
KNOW THE WEDDING PARTY
The wedding party is like an extension of the bride and groom themselves—they went to the bachelor/bachelorette parties, they paid extra for their outfit, and they’re the ones standing on the altar. That being said, you should definitely make an effort to find out if your date has any scandalous history with wedding’s VIPs. This one comes from firsthand experience, and I pass this wisdom onto you.
KNOW WHERE YOU STAND WITH YOUR DATE
While weddings are indeed a great time to get all “can you feel the love tonight” with your date, you should be able to have a clear idea of where you stand romantically with them before you start putting on the moves. Remember, this isn’t your special day, it’s the bride’s. That means no drama, no visible sexual tension, and no awkward sleeping arrangements.
KNOW YOUR DATE
Do not bring a rando to a wedding or you will 100% be strangled in your bed by the bride.