Very recently, I attended my best friend's wedding. It was an absolutely incredible day and one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been to. The thing about weddings is that they always bring up a whole bunch of emotions. For married couples, it brings back romantic memories of their own special day. For women who are in a relationship, it makes them wonder if they are ever going to get to walk down the aisle. Finally, for single people, it makes them hope that they will find someone who will make them as happy as the bride and groom are. If you are single and headed to a wedding, here are a few ways to stop yourself from feeling lonely and unhappy amongst all the couples.
Look to the future
Before the bride met the man of her dreams, she was just like you. Single. Not all single women are unhappy, but weddings can bring even the best hidden insecurities to the surface. Just because you are single now, it doesn't mean you are doomed to be that way forever. If anything, a wedding should make you see that everyone has a chance for happiness. If you keep looking to the future, it will stop you from feeling unhappy about your current situation.
Nothing is perfect
Even the happiest couples in the world have their own problems. Under the soft, fairy lights at a wedding, everything has a glow. It seems to cover up the fact that everyone has issues. Couples who seem as though they haven't a care in the world could be hiding all kinds of things. It's a little bit twisted to content yourself by thinking about the bad fortune of others, but that's not the idea. The point is to remember that just because it seems as though everyone is happier than you, it doesn't mean that they are.
Share the love
At any moment when you start to feel overwhelmed by the romance, remember why you are there. Your friends wanted you to be a part of their day, and it is far more important that you are thinking about them than yourself. It's fine if you need to step out for a moment and clear your head, but don't dampen the bride and groom's day by looking unhappy. Instead, focus on the fact that they love you enough to want you at their wedding, and take comfort in that.
Make new friends
Weddings are a great place to meet new people. Not necessarily potential dates, but new friends. At my friend's wedding I met a lot of people I would never have had a chance to meet at any other time, and that was a lot of fun for me. There are even one or two I am planning to stay in touch with. Getting to know different people is a great way to take your mind off any sadness you might feel.
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