Weddings are without a doubt beautiful events that bring people together to celebrate the love of two individuals. Despite this, they are one of the most dreaded events to attend if you are single because for some reason, they appear to be specifically designed to torture people who do not have a significant other in their lives. We see this all the time at our events and me and the guys put together some top tips to find dates at weddings! Trust us we have been to enough!
If you have ever attended a wedding on your own you’re bound to have suffered through singles’ tables before where you were forced to participate in unbearable small talk with total strangers or people you didn’t like…. You can talk to strangers on the internet when dating for that!
You would also have faced the third degree from relatives inquiring why you do not have love in your life or awkward conversations where they are trying to give you advice about your love life as if you are doing something wrong.
However, weddings do not have to be bad experiences to single people .In fact, you would be surprised to find out that attending a wedding without a plus one isn’t as bad as it first seems, and that weddings are great places to find a date. With all the love in the air, an open-minded person can easily meet someone new turning someone else’s big day into the beginning of their own fairy tale.
So without further ado, here are 5 great tips on how to go about finding a date at a wedding.
1. Ask to be seated at the singles table.
Once you get an invite to a wedding you should reach out to the bride or groom and ask to be specifically seated at the singles table. The reason why you should do this is because wedding planners always assume people want to be seated with people they know so you will often be placed at tables with friends or family. This is of course great for you if you want to feel comfortable but these tables are horrible for getting to know new people.
2. Always attend a wedding on your own.
Many people find it awkward to attend a wedding on their own which is why they bring platonic friends as their plus ones to the event. Sure, this will make the wedding a lot easier to bear but in the long run, the only person you are fooling is yourself. The only thing this will achieve is ruining a perfectly good occasion to find a date since many people will already assume you are romantically attached to the person you came with.
3. Mingle with everyone at the wedding.
You should always try to strike up conversations with everyone at the wedding including married couples and even older people. This might seem counter-intuitive if you a looking for a date since these people are definitely not viable options, but the truth is you never know if they can set you up with someone they know, that is, if they like you. This is why it is incredibly important to leave a great impression with everyone you talk to.
4. Be confident and take your chances.
You will need to be confident to make the most out any wedding. Your body language is also extremely important when it comes to finding a date at a wedding so you should seem approachable and interesting. This means you shouldn’t isolate yourself in some dark corner like a hermit but instead be bold, talk to people, dance, and have fun. You never know whose eye you may catch.
Once you find someone you like at the wedding, be brave and ask for their contact information do not assume you can get it from other people from the wedding at a later time.
5. Try to stand out.
You should also know that you are not the only one trying to snag a date at the wedding so try to stand out as much as possible in a good way. This means you should dress your best and be perfectly groomed and conduct yourself accordingly which means you shouldn’t drink too much. You could also make a toast to the bride and groom in you share a close relationship with them making sure you set a good impression with everyone at the wedding.
We hope this little guide helps you singletons out there!