My sister is getting married in a little over three months and I am her maid of honor. Since she has a large bridal party (10 maids), as of right now, the seating for the head table is supposed to be the bride and groom, the best man and his wife, myself and my plus one. My mom and sister thought it would be best this way so that everyone in the wedding party could sit with their date.
The problem here is that I don't have a serious boyfriend and bringing a casual date to my sister's somewhat small wedding (120 guests) seems like it would be a lot of pressure for both of us. I can already picture my extended family asking inappropriate questions to my mystery date.
One of my close guy friends has met my mom a few times and is a very social guy so I don't think he would be awkward in the situation but when I think about bringing I date ideally I would want it to be someone I'm romantically interested in.
I haven't said much to my sister about going alone because she has made it an expectation for me to have a date since day one. Should I appease her and her plans and bring date even though I would probably be more comfortable without one? If so, which situation is better, bringing a platonic friend, or bringing someone I am casually seeing who will likely be meeting my family for the first time at this event?