05/30/2012 04:27 pm ET

Twelve Tips For Singles At Weddings

I have been to many weddings by myself, usually in Virginia or my hometown in Maryland.

Wedding planners call me a “single.” Even when I’m attached in life, I’m usually invited to weddings alone because I’m unmarried, which means that I’m the ninth person at a table for eight, the weird bridesmaid who sways back and forth near the dance floor because she doesn’t know what to do during the slow songs, and the guest who doesn’t know where to point her glass when it’s time to make a toast.