How To Survive Your BFF's Wedding When You're Chronically Single

When it comes to the single life, no one quite knows it better than Raj from The Big Bang Theory. That's especially the case with big social gatherings like weddings. Doubly so when the bride or groom is your best friend! As the latest season of The Big Bang Theory continues, let's look at some wedding survival tips for when you're chronically, desperately single. Watch all-new episodes of The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Take Rajesh Koothrappali, for example!

Take Rajesh Koothrappali, for example!

When it comes to the single life, no one quite knows it better than Raj (Kunal Nayyar) from The Big Bang Theory. That's especially the case with big social gatherings like weddings, which are prone to reminding singletons that they're, well, single. Doubly so when the bride or groom is your best friend.

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As the latest season of The Big Bang Theory continues, check out these wedding survival tips for when you're chronically, desperately single.

Watch all-new episodes of The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
Play in the band.

Play in the band.

Got a musical instrument? Know how to use it? Rock out on stage and become the life of the reception! If there's one thing crowds love, it's a wedding band member.
Bring a friend!

Bring a friend!

Just because you're single, that doesn't mean you can't score a date. If you don't have any romantic prospects, ask a friend to be your plus-one. Nothing helps you get through nuptials like a good buddy next to you in the pew.
Dress for the bae you want, not the one you lack.

Dress for the bae you want, not the one you lack.

Trouble finding a date? Time to shut up, and tux up. As long as you're looking fly, going stag is totally doable. Who knows, maybe you'll even find a date on the dance floor! Speaking of which...
Dance like there's no tomorrow.

Dance like there's no tomorrow.

If playing in the band isn't an option, you can always cut a rug! Heck, you don't even need a partner to jam out to your favorite anthem.
Liquid courage does wonders.

Liquid courage does wonders.

Raj knows better than anyone that a little hooch can help you loosen up and mingle. And when you're feelin' that single life hard at your BFF's wedding, you're definitely gonna want to keep a flask nearby—or, better yet, get to know the bartender.
Officiate the darn thing.

Officiate the darn thing.

If you're not already part of the wedding party, acting as the minister/priest/rabbi/what-have-you gets you an automatic "in" with the guests. Plus, it gives you an opportunity to hone your public-speaking skills, which will come in handy for future social interactions.
Bring an emotional support animal.

Bring an emotional support animal.

There's no rule that says you can't bring a pet to a wedding! In fact, if you plan ahead, you may even be able to pass them off as a ring bearer.
Seek advice from your pals.

Seek advice from your pals.

Still not sure how to go about this whole wedding thing as the bride and/or groom's BFF? Ask for help! Your friends and family are always there to guide you through the tough times—especially when those tough times involve you being the only guy or gal without a paramour at a big, swanky event.

Watch all-new episodes of The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.