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Just Said Yes December 2020

Plus One

Emilee, on May 12, 2020 at 2:46 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 11
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Is it wrong to tell people they can't bring a plus one to our wedding?

We want a small quiet wedding with only close family and friends, and would prefer not to have random people we don't know showing up.


  • Nicole
    Rockstar November 2020
    Nicole ·
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    Plus ones are for truly single people and are not required. Etiquette dictates that couples (regardless of the length of time of their relationship) should always be invited as a couple (even if you haven't met their SO) as they are a social unit.

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I think if space is an issue then that's totally fine

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  • Jana
    Rockstar June 2023
    Jana ·
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    Plus ones are never required and very often never done. Guests know you will have space/budget concerns. Only put invited guests names on invites and don't let people pressure you.
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    As long as you aren’t referring to a significant other as a plus one it’s fine.
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  • Samantha
    Rockstar October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    We aren't giving our single guests a plus one. As long as you're inviting couples you definitely don't need to invite additional guests.

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  • Brittany
    Devoted October 2020
    Brittany ·
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    At first we were going to give single guests a plus one, but with everything going on, we realized we might have to cut our guest list down. I felt similar to you though, I didn’t want random people at my wedding.
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  • Maureen
    Savvy November 2021
    Maureen ·
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    It’s your wedding. Do what is best for you! We are only doing plus ones if they’re married, or living together but not married, we honestly can’t invite everyone with a plus 1, there’s no room for that many people. Sorry, no plus one if you’ve been together like a month
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  • Belle
    Super July 2020
    Belle ·
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    I saw another post about this, and the polite way to do is to include “we reserve 1 seat for you” thing.
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    Savvy September 2020
    Ashley ·
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    We only dedicated a plus one to our friends/family that is either married or in a serious relationship. Our single friends didnt not receive a plus one due to size/budget concerns. I just felt that it didnt make sense for us considering we are having a smaller wedding anyways.
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  • Nefetera
    Rockstar March 2015
    Nefetera ·
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    I mean for me it's werid however space is limit its not an issue. Werid not in a bad way in a way I m personally not use to hearing
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  • E
    Dedicated September 2020
    E.F. ·
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    I dont think its wrong at all. its your day. if they are married people then i wouldnt not give a plus one though
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