Couples can ask single friends whether they plan to bring a date to the wedding and who their dates might be.
Another consideration is how many single people will be invited to the wedding.
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You've probably heard it before, and which guests should or should not get to bring a date is a seriously controversial topic on our Etiquette board.
Generally a phrase is used instead, as in “if you are bringing a plus one”, or “the person whom you are accompanying”; people who are directly invited (not plus ones) can be referred to as invitees.
Proposed terms and their problems include host (suggests the ultimate host), escort (sexual connotations), chaperon/chaperone (suggests older supervisor), and guest-bringer (technical, awkward).
Couples tying the knot typically want to share their excitement with as many friends and family members as possible.