It’s wedding season!! (only a little bit of sarcasm) As I’m sure most of you know, I attended a wedding over the weekend and didn’t know anyone besides the couple and my boyfriend who was the best man. It was one of the most isolating experiences but I learned from it and have some tips for you to make the most out of attending a wedding, solo or not.
Wedding Tips & Tricks with a little help from Wedding Crashers
“I happen to know everything there is to know about maple syrup. I love maple syrup! I love it on pancakes, I love it on pizza! I love to take maple syrup and put a little bit in my hair when I’ve had a rough week. What do you think holds it up, slick?”
~If there is a church ceremony go to it
I debated going to the church because I had to drive 30 minutes to get to it and then back to the hotel. I’m really glad I went because this is where I made my first “friend”.
“The present you’re holding is a sterling silver fondue set”
While sitting in the pew waiting for the wedding to start I struck up a conversation with a woman sitting in front of me. She was an older lady but her and her husband turned out to be super nice and my saviors of the day.
Although you should talk to people you don’t know, you should also extend a smile or two to make yourself seem less standoffish. People may not smile back but it doesn’t hurt to try!
“Oh, I’ll go all day. Place settings, candle sticks, crystal stemware, which they’ll probably never use ’cause it’s crystal stemware.”
I was very honest in explaining that I didn’t know a soul besides my man and everyone was SUPER nice and accommodating, introducing me to other people that they knew. By the end of the night I was feeling really comfortable.
~When it doubt go to the bar
While I’m not condoning drinking a ton, hanging out at the bar can be a good conversation starter! Oh, the friends you’ll make at the bar…
“We’re a folk singing group from Salt Lake City!”
I danced so much on Saturday night it was great! I find that you can really have fun and let yourself go when you get on the dance floor-I was able to have fun with “strangers” and it didn’t feel awkward.
~Take advantage of a photo opp
This wedding was really fun and even had a photo booth!! Of course I dragged my man into the booth and we had a blast-if you don’t want to be snapping photos all night of a couple you don’t really know that well, make sure you get some good ones of you and your date!
“Ya, you know, this and that. Crashing weddings.”
~When you find a friend, keep them!
Even though my man came down eventually at the reception, I didn’t ditch my new-found friends. I introduced them to Chris and we all had a good time chatting!
Overall, I ended up having an awesome time at the wedding! My feet were killing me from all the dancing and I had a mild hangover from all the vodka-totally worth it in my book! What are your tips for attending a wedding?