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    Wedding etiquette

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    My husband and I got invited to a wedding for a guy he knows on his boat. We RSVPed for two, but it turns out that he has duty the day of the wedding. I have only met the couple once or twice and never had a real conversation with them. Everyone on our boat knows that when guys RSVP to things there's always a chance duty will change their availability. I would feel bad about not going since I said I would, but if I go it's going to be really weird going alone because I don't know the couple or hang out with anyone from his boat. I was wondering if anyone thought it was bad etiquette to go alone since I don't know the couple or if it's acceptable that I go for both of us?
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    It's definitely acceptable to go alone, if you are comfortable with that. Just let them know ASAP that you'll be a party of 1 instead of 2, so they can possibly adjust the catering numbers and save some money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by villanelle View Post
    It's definitely acceptable to go alone, if you are comfortable with that. Just let them know ASAP that you'll be a party of 1 instead of 2, so they can possibly adjust the catering numbers and save some money.
    I would just let them know as soon as possible that you'll only be one!
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    If you find it weird or awkward to attend alone, don't go. Simply have your Dh tell his buddy he has duty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayo View Post
    If you find it weird or awkward to attend alone, don't go. Simply have your Dh tell his buddy he has duty.



    If it was someone you knew better and up would know other people to sit with then go. But other than that I'd personally stay home.
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    it's acceptable to go alone, just let them know. you could always just attend the ceremony and not the reception?
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    Personally, I wouldn't go

    But if you're comfortable going, I would say it's perfectly acceptable to go alone.
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    Thanks everyone. I think I'm going to suck it up and go alone. I'd feel bad knowing they paid for our two dinners if I didn't go.
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    I wouldn't go and I would notify them ASAP. There's always a chance that someone will show up who didn't RSVP, so they could have your meal without costing the couple extra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather33 View Post
    Thanks everyone. I think I'm going to suck it up and go alone. I'd feel bad knowing they paid for our two dinners if I didn't go.
    How soon is the wedding? We didn't have to give final numbers until a week or two before the date.
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