Couples understand that no one wants to attend a wedding alone, however sometimes there are circumstances that influence this decision. Budget being the main reason. Often times couples have to cut their guest list do to budget or venue restrictions. These cuts may include friends and family. So extending an invitation for you to bring a guest is not a priority on their list. Ensuring that the friends and family that they love are invited is most important. Besides, couples shouldn’t have to pay for your boyfriend or girlfriend that may or may not be around in a few months, especially when they have to remove people from the list that they would love to invite. In addition, if the couple doesn’t know the name of your significant other to address it on the envelope, chances are they don’t need to be invited anyway.
What do you do if this happens to you as a guest? Be very grateful that your friend has invited you to witness and participate in what could be one of the most important days of their lives. Show up and have a wonderful time! If you can’t put hurt feelings aside, you should send a gift and not attend.