So you’ve made it through Valentine’s Day relatively unscathed, and no one needs to know you spent it indoors and alone in the company of Made in Chelsea re-runs. But wait a second….what’s that rustling at the letterbox? Yep, the first embossed ivory invite/emotional sucker-punch (depending on how you look at it) has just hit the doormat. Wedding Season is upon us and to the many singles out there, it’s as much as an ordeal to survive as a joyous celebration of love.
Survival tips at the ready, then. We’ve teamed up with the lovely relationship experts at MySingleFriend to share our 5 IDEAL tips for surviving (and enjoying) wedding season.
Nothing gets on brides and grooms nerves more before the wedding than guests failing to RSVP in a timely manner. It’s just plain rude and makes planning and preparation so much more difficult for the stressed couple. Plus, it gets the awkward ‘will you be needing a plus one’ conversation over with. And we’re British; we hate awkward.
If you don’t already know the other people sitting at your assigned table, be sure to introduce yourself and get chatting. If you don’t get the pleasantries out the way, there’ll be no chance for the gossip, the shot downing, the snogging a stranger, that later might bring.
DON’T OVER INDULGE
A free bar is a wonderful thing, but unlimited shouldn’t mean a licence to empty it. Don’t go overboard. Pace yourself. If you are going alone, it’s easy to be tempted to indulge in a bit too much dutch courage, especially as having a drink in hand gives you something to do and relieves a bit of posture based awkwardness. Sure, weddings are, and should be, boozy, but it’s always a good idea to ensure you’re not the sloppiest guest there, unless you want to get tongues wagging for all the wrong reasons.
STAY AWAY FROM THE BEST MAN
Just no. PARTICULARLY if you are a bridesmaid. Don’t be a cliche, a figure of fun whose story is rehashed and retold at every subsequent wedding for the amusement of others and embarrassment of you.Like we said before; just no.
DANCE LIKE NOBODY’S WATCHING
Regardless of the type of wedding, there are a few things you can count on: dresses, drama, drunk family members, and dancing. So you may not have anyone to smooch up to on those slow numbers, but hit the floor with pals or good natured family members in tow and bust a groove and show the world you’re happy being single.
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