How to Decide Who Should Get a Plus One to Your Wedding

On January 20, 2016

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It’s tough coming up with a guest list. It’s even harder to decide who should, and who shouldn’t get a plus one to your wedding. The last thing you want to do is hurt a friends feelings, but you also don’t want to break the bank.

Here are 4 things to think about when deciding whether or not your guest should get a plus one.


1. Consider the cost of allowing a plus one for each guest.

Each guest is an added cost for you. Having a plus one for every guest can really add up.  It isn’t always necessary to allow a plus one for each guest either.

2. Is your guest in a relationship?

It usually goes without saying; if they are married, you should invite them both. You should also give a plus one to your friends/family that have been with their significant others for a while (especially if you know them). It’s the grey area with guests that are single. For the most part, these guests do not always need a plus one. You might also want to consider who they might bring as a date if they do get a plus one.


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3. Be consistent when making up your guest list.

If you don’t give a plus one to one of your single friends but you do for everyone else, this is considered in poor taste. Keep everything consistent to avoid hurting your friends and family.

4. Ensure your guests will be comfortable.

If you are inviting a single friend who doesn’t know any other guests, you should allow them to have a plus one. You want your guests to be comfortable at your wedding. This really should be your main concern when trying to decide if they should get a plus one.


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