We all see those posts on Instagram of the ‘perfect’ couples who are dressed-to-impress standing outside of a wedding venue. Ninety percent of the time the caption is always, “My forever wedding date” followed by the wedding hashtag and heart emojis. As wedding season is in full effect, I can’t help but feel more single than ever. Now don’t get me wrong, I am ecstatic for my close friends and family to start this beautiful and new chapter in their lives, but it is still awkward to show up with nothing on your arm but your favorite statement clutch. Need a date? Here are some (not so) forever wedding date options:
TAKE A ‘GUY’FRIEND
Do you have that one guy friend who knows you better than you know yourself? This is the friendship that no one understands. Everyone continuously reminds you that many people marry their best friend, and jokingly ask when the wedding is. For me, this guy is Tyler, he is my biggest pain, always has to be right, and rarely laughs at my jokes. However, at the end of the day he gets me. We’ve been friends for nearly ten years and I couldn’t ask for a better guy friend than him…most of the time. Lol.
If you have a friend like Tyler, then take him as your wedding date. Ignore any immature comments or input that others may give you along the way and enjoy yourself…with you BEST friend! I truly am blessed to have a best guy friend to attend these wedding festivities with and someone who isn’t afraid to embarrass themselves with me on the dancefloor.
TAKE A GIRLFRIEND
Don’t have a best guy friend? No problem! Invite that carefree girlfriend who drinks the same wine as you and never lets a car jam sesh go silent. As we get older and begin our adult lives girlfriends become more and more important. It isn’t about the quantity of friends in your circle, but about the quality of friendships that you have. These friends should be by your side during your highest of highs and lowest of lows. Not to mention, it is nice to have a date who will move with you like Beyonce during the cliché “Single Ladies” moment and who will knock the bouquet out of your path.
Just remember, don’t let the ‘perfect’ couple posts on Instagram put a damper in your wedding season. Always be true to yourself and dance like no one is watching.