When I was single in the 1980’s and getting invited to weddings, each invitation always had my name and “Guest” on the envelope. Apparently, that tradition is changing. Our daughter recently received yet another invitation to a wedding of a close friend without a “plus 1.” And she has a highly-publicized boyfriend!
I’m assuming engaged couples are inviting single friends and asking them to refrain from bringing a guest because of the cost factor? My opinion is that if the wedding is costing so much that you can’t invite your friends and their significant others then it’s time to decrease the guest list. Better that people have smaller weddings and do it right than have a larger wedding and offend their guests.
What is your experience, either as a guest or as a bride or groom. What do you think?
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