Tag Archives: Social Etiquette

How Should I React in a Breakup?

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Why Do We Pull Out A Lady’s Chair?

Have you ever wondered why we pull out a lady’s chair as she is being seated at the dinner table? This act of social etiquette stemmed from the days when the attire of high society women was so elaborate and … Continue reading

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Wedding Receiving Lines are Not Optional for Guests

If you are attending a wedding you are expected to go through the receiving line.  This is a wonderful opportunity to wish the newlyweds well and share in their joyous celebration. I frequently hear excuses such as, “I don’t want … Continue reading

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Crying Babies Etiquette

Children ar<img src=’https://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.M9e23f5a2837d517d866339f66f64b3dbo0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300′ style=’width:142.73702422145px;height:151px;margin-top:0px;margin-left:0px;position:absolute;left:0;top:0′ alt=”/>e not born with proper manners.  They must be taught these skills as they grow and become ready to practice them in social situations.  Until children are able to execute proper manners on their own, their … Continue reading

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Two Groom Wedding – Can You Wear White?

More states are now recognizing same-sex marriages.  We now find ourselves navigating through unfamiliar and new social rules.  The question of wearing white to a wedding with two grooms is not new in regard to traditional rules.  Even though there … Continue reading

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A “Nice” Social Media Rule

You may have heard the saying, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all”.  If you saw the movie “Bambi” as a child,  this was most likely one of the first rules of etiquette introduced … Continue reading

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Knock Before Entering

If a door is closed to a space that may be occupied, always knock before entering.  This includes, but is not limited to, offices, bedrooms, dressing/fitting rooms, lavatory stalls, hotel rooms and hospital rooms. Yesterday, I was trying on clothing … Continue reading

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Unanswered RSVPs

If you have sent an invitation with an RSVP and have not received a response by the requested date, it is most appropriate to contact the recipient to follow up. In most instances, the recipient forgot to respond.  However, it … Continue reading

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Compliment Your Prom Date

A great deal of time is devoted to the planning of a high school prom.  In addition to the decorations and ticket sales, the attire worn to the prom is probably the most time consuming and the most personally sensitive … Continue reading

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Cocktail Napkins

A cocktail napkin is a small napkin usually made of paper but may be linen for more formal events.  It is used to prevent drips from a glass and make holding a cold drink more pleasant so the condensation from … Continue reading

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