Single wedding guest

Dear Queenie,

  I’ve been dating this guy for several months now but when I was invited to my cousin’s wedding he was not included. I called and asked if I could bring him with me, but they said, “No,” because they did not know him and they would not have room for him.

  Queenie, he is not just a casual boyfriend, we are in a real relationship and I would like my relatives to get to know him. If we were married they would have invited him.—Single wedding guest

Dear Wedding guest,

  Wedding receptions are expensive and I am sure there were a lot of other people your relatives would have liked to invite but could not afford to do so. Surely there will be other, less formal and less expensive, family affairs where your relatives can meet your boyfriend. Meanwhile, it is up to you to decide whether you want to attend this wedding alone.