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Everything you need to know about engagements, bridal showers, and weddings, whether you're the bride, the groom, or a guest.
You Will Need
- A hotel room
- A killer suit or dress
- Conversation openers
- Dance lessons
Get a room
Reserve a room where the bride and groom suggest you stay, likely the nearest place to the reception. You can get rides with other guests, or perhaps catch a shuttle to the festivities. This way, you can drink with abandon and freshen up at will.
Buy a killer outfit
Spring for a killer outfit.
Take dance lessons
If you’re nervous on the dance floor, invest in a few lessons so you’ll feel confident getting jiggy with other solo guests.
Work the cocktail hour
Scope out potential dance partners at the cocktail hour, in case you get stuck at a loser table.
Make the first move
Make the first move—whether it’s asking someone to dance or simply chatting them up.
Talk to everyone
Talk to as many new people as you can; you never know who might know someone who is perfect for you.
Have a nightcap
Have a nightcap at the hotel bar with all your new friends. It’s where everyone who doesn’t have to run home to a babysitter goes when the reception ends.