The Real Simple Reader Etiquette Poll
Bring it up directly with the bride: 46.6%
Say nothing and attend the wedding solo: 44.3%
Return the RSVP with your significant other’s name written in: 9.2%
Experts say: “A bride who has spent months obsessively editing her guest list may beg to differ, but from an etiquette standpoint, it is OK to ask. Just be prepared to hear that your partner can’t be included,” says Elise Mac Adam, a wedding-etiquette authority and the author of Something New ($15, Simon Spotlight Entertainment, amazon.com). And, no, never just write an extra person’s name on the response card.