No ‘Plus One’? No Problem!
Hollywood loves to stick singles in a dark corner of the reception at the kids’ table, but I’ve got a different take on it. (“Nobody puts Baby in a corner!” Sorry. I had to.) A few years back I attended a dear friend’s wedding out of state – and traveling alone. It was precisely my status as a single bridesmaid with a car that positioned me to become chauffeur of The Official Bridesmobile (which appropriately also happened to be a lime green Fiesta). I had the distinct honor of not only carting around the bride throughout the weekend, but also being *exactly* where all the fun stuff happened because of that role. Being the single girl with the car played a huge part in the hilarious and happy memories my friends and I share from that weekend. Had I been tethered to a date (or concerned about leaving a date to fend for himself while I was hanging with the girls), that experience would have been much different.
2. You’re a cheap date
3. Have fun with your friends and family
4. No adult babysitting
5. Zero awkwardness around the bouquet / garter toss
Still need some convincing? Here’s how to make the best of going stag:
- Elevate your mind – YOLO! Have fun and remember that you’re there because the couple wanted to celebrate a really important moment with you.
- Bond with family and friends – Dance, sing, take photos of yourselves doing incriminating things. Be present and enjoy the company that is there. Bask in the intense connections that are always present at weddings. And rock out to We Are Family.
- Water chasers – Drink plenty of water (especially while traveling) and find a healthier outlet if you need to blow off some steam.
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- Be fabulous – Honey, just because you’re going solo doesn’t mean you can’t be fabulous anyway! Wear that power lipstick, dye your hair, rock out in a hot new dress or suit – whatever gives you that added boost of confidence. Just remember that the only person you need to impress is yourself.
What are some other perks to going solo to a wedding?