Wedding season is an excellent time for singles to meet their match, but when it comes time to RSVP to that spring wedding, I suggest going without a plus one. Although it can be hard to go alone, weddings offer the ideal setting for meeting the love of your life, and it will be hard to do that if you’re surrounded by your friends.
Below is a story of mine that proves this works — plus my 6 top tips for finding your lasting connection this wedding season.
A Matchmaking Success Story at My Own Wedding
Prior to my wedding, I had a client — amazing single girl — who was frustrated with her search for love. We had met previously at an event, and I immediately knew there was only one man who could make her truly happy: a good friend of ours.
As a matchmaker, I knew in my heart that these two were meant to be together, so I followed my intuition and invited her to our wedding even though I did not know her well.
Being the sneaky matchmaker that I am, I put her at the same table as him and just let the natural chemistry happen. The great thing about weddings is they are the perfect place for someone to let their true character shine through. Often at weddings, you see people’s real emotions, how they interact with close friends, family members, and even total strangers, and how they let loose. But, most importantly, you get a glimpse of their romantic side.
Although not all brides can be matchmakers, there is a chance that you too could meet someone special at a wedding if you take matters into your own hands.
1. Avoid a Plus One & Go Alone If You Can
Going by yourself and without a date or gaggle of your girlfriends ensures that you’ll be able to focus your attention on the company around you and meet new people — rather than tending to the person you brought or only talking to those you already know.
2. Ask in Advance About the Guests & Groomsmen
Knowing who will be in attendance ahead of time will allow you to be strategic and leverage your friendship with the bride and groom, making them your unofficial matchmakers.
3. Dress to Impress
Weddings are a great excuse to look your best, so take the time to splurge on a new outfit or pair of shoes, or get your hair and makeup done at a nice salon.
4. Wear Your Smile & Get on the Dance Floor
A good attitude is contagious and makes you look approachable, even more so than a nice outfit, so remember to always be smiling. And if you’re not a dancer, just have go with the flow and be willing to make fun of yourself.
5. Make Sure Your Body Language is Approachable
I recommend that you hold your drink at waist level instead of up high where it might block your face — this will open yourself up to people and will open the door for unexpected conversation.
6. Be Positive & Optimistic
The entire time you’re at the wedding, embrace every situation and focus on the opportunities that will help you meet a handsome bachelor.
When you’re positive and have a good attitude, people want to approach and be around you.
Wedding season is upon us, so take advantage of these fun events every chance you get. You never know who will be there and whether one dance will turn into a great date or even a long-lasting relationship.