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Declining an Invitation 

"Regrets" need not be attended to with the same speed as acceptances.    False! Regrets are always given the same consideration as a positive response. Your promptness allows the host to invite others. 

By |2015-10-14T12:51:34+00:00October 14th, 2015|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Declining an Invitation 

Pass the Salt Please

The salt and pepper should be passed together even if someone has asked only for the salt or the pepper.             This is True The salt and pepper are "married" and stay together on the table. They are always passed together even though someone may have requested one or the [...]

By |2018-11-01T09:30:23+00:00April 17th, 2014|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Pass the Salt Please

Proper Place Setting

What is wrong with the place setting in this picture?                   In America, at a correct table setting, every fork from left to right is married to a knife. The two utensils are picked up together as you begin a course. This setting is missing a knife!

By |2018-11-01T09:30:24+00:00April 2nd, 2014|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Proper Place Setting

Proper Introductions – Whose Name Should I Say First?

When introducing two people of the same age but different sex, it doesn't matter whose name is spoken first.   This is false. When introducing a male and female to each other, say the female's name first. Example: "Avery, this is Patrick. Patrick, this is my friend, Avery." Remember simple courtesy goes a very long [...]

By |2018-11-01T09:30:24+00:00February 14th, 2014|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Proper Introductions – Whose Name Should I Say First?

Eating Before Everyone Has Been Served; Is That Okay?

A party of eight are dining together in an elegant restaurant. The food arrives staggered and some of the people begin eating when food is placed before them. Is it okay?             Always wait to begin eating until everyone has been served. One or more person's food, for whatever reasons, [...]

By |2018-11-01T09:30:24+00:00February 14th, 2014|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Eating Before Everyone Has Been Served; Is That Okay?