SCG is back! And this time, Arielle and I are taking a trip down the aisle, not as the bride, but as a wedding guest.
And not just any kind of guest, but the single girl guest at a wedding.
Being single at wedding, which is all about love and the celebration of it, can be tough.
Sure, there are options of single men and/or groomsmen who want to just get a piece of ass, but really, it can be a minefield of insecurity and frustration with your own dating life too (or lack thereof in certain cases).
In the next year, I have two weddings I’ll be attending (one family, one coworker) and I will be going to both solo.
And there is nothing wrong with that.
But, since I’m a tad snarky around couples blissfully in love, I have to get my game face on and be able to navigate the wedding scene with the most gracious and charming of ease…and not hit the bar too hard.
So here’s how I plan to kick ass at both weddings as a singleton:
- Social butterfly – I know people at both weddings (win) and with a few drinks, I’m much more talkative with strangers (and that doesn’t include trying to make out)
- Open bar – I mean, it takes the edge off, and is a great place to meet people (see “social butterfly” above). Just remember, it’s not a race to see how much beer/wine you can consume during the reception. Must write that down
- Dancing machine – Oh man, sometimes, the answer to any situation is just to dance it out. And those heels will be off and I will be a dancing machine. I also need to use this time to identify a guy to be forced to slow dance with me so I don’t return to my snarky state
Yes, despite these comments about snark, I am so happy for both of my wedding couples and really, I can’t wait to be there and celebrate their day. And if there is a guy there who is as willing for a random make out and doesn’t repulse me, let’s discuss.
How do you handle being a singleton at a wedding?