8 Things You Realize When You're Single at a Wedding
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8 Things You Realize When You're Single at a Wedding

Being single really isn't so bad, until you're at a wedding

8 Things You Realize When You're Single at a Wedding

When you're single, there are already so many things that remind you that you are alone. However, when you're single at a wedding, it can really make you think. Especially if there is an open bar, so you're just sitting, thinking, maybe crying, and realizing a few things.

1. You're single
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An obvious realization, but in that moment, surrounded by so much lovey dovey stuff, it hits harder than usual. Depending on how many drinks you're at, you're either reminiscing about past relationships, or you're thinking about how you can possibly still be single. I am all about being by yourself and loving yourself above anyone else, but it being alone and realizing how alone you are sucks.

2. The concept of marriage is actually terrifying

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As a child of divorce, listening to the promises a couple makes to each other during the ceremony is scary. When that couple is getting married, they are legitimately promising to no longer be independent entities. It's both beautiful and terrifying to think about at the same time.

3. "Single Ladies" makes it easy for guys to know you're single
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When you're stag at a wedding and there are cute guys around, the bouquet toss is the greatest opportunity to show them that that you are single! No need to have the awkward encounter of figuring out if the other is single, let Beyoncé speak for you. So thanks, DJ for helping out the single peeps.

4. Other couples around you make you sick
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Probably the worst part about weddings are the other couples besides the couple getting married. It's one thing to be happy for the couple getting married, but all of a sudden every other couple around you decides excessive PDA is necessary and acceptable. I GET IT YOU'RE "IN LOVE" TOO.

5. Open bars make things more bearable
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After the ceremony, you've probably already found a fellow single person to basically be your drinking and dancing partner for the duration of the evening. If you didn't really know them that well before, thank goodness for open bars, because that person just became your best friend.

6. The bouquet toss is legit
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Back to the bouquet toss, I'm not really 100% sure about what catching a bundle of flowers represents. But from my understanding, it's the part of the ceremony when the really desperate single people, or those in a relationship, are try really hard to hint to the others they are ready for a ring. After a few drinks, some of these ladies will actually throw elbows. It's insane.

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Even though, it does kind of suck to be single at a wedding, you can't help but love all the little details that has gone into the decorations for the reception. The couple's faces and initials are some how on EVERYTHING, and that's pretty awesome

8. There is hope

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The most important realization that hit me was that there is hope. Love is amazing and committing to one person for the rest of your life is a rare and beautiful thing nowadays. Even though I don't have anyone in my life right now, doesn't mean I'm not hopeful that I will find that someone. It might not be today, or even tomorrow, but it'll happen if I have hope.

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