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Tales from the Single Relationship Expert: Stepping into Wedding Season Single AF

Stepping into Wedding Season Single AF!

If you’re anything like me you have a bunch of kick ass friends who are smart, fun, witty, have great careers and are either madly in love with their long term significant others or seeing someone very special. Spring had sprung and love is in the air and invitations to baby showers and weddings are flooding your mailbox, texts and emails. If you’re lucky everyone is registered at the same place so you can do some serious one stop shopping. Bed Bath and Beyond and those wonderful coupons saves lives.

After you get through the anxiety of going through your calendar praying you don’t get double booked, you now have a more important question especially for a wedding… can I bring a date? Since my friends know me well, they have already decided that I am an RSVP for 1. I like to think of myself as quiet and an introvert really, but I guess not. Perhaps they want me to mingle with the single hot brother/ best friend of the groom or a young uncle that is tall, dark and handsome who is great with money and wants to buy me an island. A girl can dream. The reality is weddings are expensive and no one wants to pay for a stranger’s plate especially if that could be the last time they will ever see them.

Now I know there are some of you out there that cringe at the thought of doing anything alone. A movie could be easy if it’s a matinee right? For those who are little bolder, perhaps a meal at a restaurant, of course with a really good book, magazine and a fully charged cell phone. Am I right? Well I hope one day you are so comfortable with yourself that you enjoy doing more things alone. There really is something so liberating about it. There may even be days when you prefer it. Oh hey self-care, how you doin?

If you are heading to a wedding this season and you are going alone, here are 10 tips to ensure a great time:

  1. Wear something that makes you feel fabulous. If you look good you’ll feel good.

  2. There’s going to be free food and drinks. Fill up. You can go back on your diet tomorrow. Vegans be sure to carry snacks in your bag.

  3. Give compliments. It’s a great conversation starter and you’ll make someone smile.

  4. Make sure your phone is charged so you can take pics. Not just selfies, but pics of the wedding to share with the bride and groom. A "backup" photographer if you will.

  5. If you need a moment go to the bathroom and text some friends or check social media for a laugh.

  6. Participate in the group dances. No one is alone when it’s time to “Cha Cha Slide”

  7. Pay attention to who catches the garter. It may determine how hard you go for the bouquet toss. Just saying.

  8. Laugh, I promise you someone is going to grab the mic that really shouldn’t and it will be epic.

  9. Wear waterproof make up in case you experience tears of joy or tears from laughing your butt off.

  10. Enjoy the moment. Love is beautiful. Attract all those good love vibes and have fun.

If after all of that you are still throwing yourself a low key single girl pity party, remember that Wonder Woman, Bat Girl and Super Girl are all single. Throw your cape on and get your superhero ass out there and show off those Beyoncé moves you’ve been practicing at home.

Cheers to Love!

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