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12 Ways to Ruin a Wedding

The worst things that wedding guests have actually done (and what you should do instead).

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Show Up With a Date Who Wasn't Invited

If you weren’t allotted a plus-one, there's probably a reason. Maybe the couple wanted to only invite close friends and family to keep the wedding intimate; maybe the reception space is small; or maybe there were budget restraints (just one extra guest can mean up to $1,000 or even more depending on catering costs and all the other reception perks meant for invited friends and family to enjoy).

Instead: If you feel uncomfortable attending alone, ask the bride or groom whether there are going to be any other singles at the wedding. They'll get the hint and hopefully seat you next to someone else who’s also going stag.

Totally Ruined Wedding Scale: 5 out of 5

Photo: Anne Marie Photography