MySingleFriend’s guide to surviving (and enjoying) wedding season
Weddings are such a joyous occasion, yet for so many of us it’s a moment of dread and fear. It’s not that we’re not happy for our friends, we are, but constant reminders that you are somewhat lacking in the significant other department can become a little tiresome. So many singles see wedding season as a slog to get through. Like a muddy Glastonbury. Or the Hundred Years War.
But fear not as MySingleFriend.com, who know a thing or two on the subject, have put together a Buzzfeed style article on their top tips for this year’s wedding season.
1.RSVP – If there is anything that gets on brides and grooms nerves before the wedding, it’s guests failing to RSVP in a timely manner. Plus it gets the awkward ‘will you be needing a plus one’ conversation over with
2. Outfit to die for – First impressions count for a lot on a wedding date, particularly when you may never get a second one. But wear something that reflects your personality and that you feel comfortable in so you can bust some moves on the dancefloor post speeches
3. Mingle – If you don’t already know the other people sitting at your assigned tables, be sure to introduce yourself and get chatting. You never know who you might meet! Even if you don’t plan on having a long conversation, it’ll make your meal less awkward and lead to an overall more enjoyable evening
5. Don’t drink too much – Yes we all love a free bar. But don’t go overboard. Pace yourselves. If you are going along, it is easy to be tempted to indulge in a bit too much dutch courage. But if you’re planning on sipping champagne all day long, it’s important to either eat beforehand or get some food in you at the reception before you start popping bottles. Sure, weddings are boozy, but it’s always a good idea to ensure you’re not the sloppiest guest there
6. Stay away from the best man – Just no. PARTICULARLY if you are a bridesmaid. Too cliched
7. 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 in tow and bust a groove
8. Have fun! – Nobody wants to bring someone miserable to a wedding. The most important thing about nearly any social gathering is that you have a good time. Go to the wedding with an open mind and enjoy yourself
Sarah Beeny from MySingleFriend.com commented :
‘’Weddings are great fun, so skip the pity party and make the most of it. Catching up with old friends and family, getting dressed up and a glass or two of champagne; what’s not to like! Plus, weddings are a great melting pot of different people and you never know who you might meet. By the time the cake is cut, you could have found your Mr Right. Or at least had a cheeky snog!”