The other thread made me think of this.
Last year, I was dating someone seriously. When I received the save the date card for a good friend's wedding, my boyfriend said he'd love to go with me. A few months later, he unexpectedly dumped me (d'oh!).
Fortunately, I hadn't RSVPd for both of us yet -- the wedding was still a few months out. But if I had, and he dumped me closer to the wedding, what should I have done?
I see three choices:
a) Change my RSVP to one person, and apologize to my friend the bride.
b) Change my RSVP to one person, apologize to my friend the bride, and offer to cover the cost of my date if she'd already given numbers to the caterer.
c) Keep my RSVP to two people, and ask a friend to be my date. If it were in town, this would have been easy, but the wedding was quite far north and involved travel. The travel would be more expensive than covering my date's plate in option B, if that makes a difference.
What would you do? I'd prefer A or B, as I have no problem going to a wedding alone. A would mean the bride was out the cost of his supper. But B might be awkward. C would be the least awkward for the bride, since she hadn't met the boyfriend and wouldn't know the difference, but the most awkward for me (I'm not a casual dater).
Or is there an option I haven't thought of?
I hope never to run into this situation in the future, but I'm curious anyway!