Photos and Q&A by Jennifer McNelly
Attending a wedding minus a plus 1 can be daunting. Then again, it can also be an enjoyable evening. We asked a few single Southern Indiana residents to share their thoughts.
WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE THE MOST ABOUT GOING TO A WEDDING AS A SINGLE?
“When you go by yourself to a wedding, or even with a group of friends as a single, it’s always so awkward when you don’t know anyone else. You might go sit down with your friends at a table, and that’s it. You don’t talk to anyone else or really mingle. You talk to who you know and then you go home. I just don’t enjoy weddings where I don’t know anyone else.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT GOING TO A WEDDING AS A SINGLE?
“For me, the wedding reception is the most fun part. It’s all about the type of music they play. As a single, it’s a party – that’s all you think about! You go for the party, it’s all about the music.”
WHAT MAKES A WEDDING MOST FUN WHEN ATTENDING AS A SINGLE?
“I went to a wedding where they did a photo booth and I absolutely loved it! It was interactive, fun and I was able to do it together with my family.”
WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST WEDDING PET PEEVE?
“My biggest pet peeves with weddings is when the bride and/or groom try to set you up with someone else before the wedding. Because then it turns into a blind date and a wedding at the same time, and it’s awkward because you feel like you have to talk to that person the whole time. You just can’t really enjoy yourself. That’s easily my biggest wedding pet peeve. But overall, it’s really fun to be single at a wedding.”