How to Turn Down a Wedding Invitation (or Attend a Wedding Alone)
An attached wedding guest is invited — without a plus-one. Should she turn down the invite? Or go alone?
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Sometimes, a limited wedding budget (or another issue altogether) forces a bridal couple to cut their guest list. While not many people enjoy attending a wedding alone, they must always try to be sensitive to the couple’s wishes.
Dear Wedding Guru: “I’ve been invited to a friend’s wedding. The bride and groom both know that I’ve been in a long-term relationship with someone. Despite this, I’ve been invited to attend solo. I’m going to decline the invitation, because I simply wouldn’t have any fun going alone. Should I tell the bride and groom the reason why I’m not attending?”
(Our answer on next page)