The average person will attend around two weddings every year. So, chances are that you’ve got one lined up and ready to head to. Increasing numbers of brides and grooms are offering “plus ones” to their guests. This means that you can bring someone with you to keep you company throughout the event. This, of course, is an extremely generous gesture. But knowing who to bring along can be a relatively difficult and unless they already know other people at the wedding, you’re going to have to make a significant effort to make sure they feel content and comfortable throughout the big day. So, if you have a plus one and are struggling to make decisions, here are a few pieces of advice that should help you to come to a decision and ensure that the day goes smoothly for everyone involved!
Who Should I Take?
The majority of people will take a romantic partner along with them to a wedding. So, if you’re in a relationship, you’re in luck, and the decision process should be relatively simple for you! If you are seeing someone, but haven’t been with them for long and things aren’t official, you may come into a little trouble. Taking someone to a wedding is a relatively high-pressure situation. They will be introduced to your nearest and dearest in a rather full-on setting and they won’t really be able to escape for a moment to themselves, as the majority of weddings are strictly structured. If you feel that it is too soon to take them as your plus one, you should probably go with your gut feeling and not invite them. Alternatively, you can simply discuss the situation with them and decide what is best for both of you. If you are not in a romantic relationship, you can always take a friend!
Making Your Guest Feel Comfortable
Once you have chosen who you want to take as your plus one, it’s time to make sure that they feel comfortable. Remember that they are your plus one, so it’s up to you to make sure everything runs smoothly for them.
Choosing an outfit for a wedding is a relatively intimidating experience. Sure you want to look nice, but also want to make sure that both of your outfit choices are appropriate for the occasion. Avoid anything too casual, you should both avoid wearing white, and if you are wearing suits of sorts, John Henric ties are always a good idea.
It’s generally best to travel to the event together. This means that neither one of you has to awkwardly wait alone for the other upon arrival. You can arrive together and settle straight into the surroundings as a pair!
Seeing as you are the one who already knows other people at the event, it’s your responsibility to introduce your guest to everyone. This will help them to settle in and start conversations with other people around them.
Sure, bringing a plus one along to a wedding is a relatively complex experience, and can be intimidating at first. However, once you’ve both arrived and are chatting away with your nearest and dearest, the day should continue swimmingly!