• Why Etiquette Matters

    Grounded as it is in timeless principles, etiquette enables us to face whatever the future may bring with strength of character and integrity. This ever-adaptive code of behavior also allows us to be flexible enough to respect those whose beliefs …

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  • It’s Party Time!!

    It’s all a matter of perspective: your fabulous party with the awesome music could be your neighbors’ nightmare. Many buildings and parishes have noise restrictions or ordinances that address not just the times but the decibel levels as well.

    It’s …

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  • Wedding Budget Worksheet

    It’s easy to lose track of what you’re spending when the cash is flowing out fast and furiously. But this worksheet can make money matters much easier to manage. It’s got every detail covered, complete with columns to list your …

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  • Different Types of Wedding Processionals

    The order of wedding processionals follows a general pattern, but varies according to religious traditions.


    Catholic Wedding Processional

    The priest, groom, and best man enter through a side door and wait at the altar.
    The groomsmen and bridesmaids walk …

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  • What Information is Required on a Wedding Invitation or Announcement

    • Who: Couple’s names, Host’s names
      What: Your Wedding
      When: Date and time (ceremony and reception if there is no reception card)
      Where: Ceremony and reception location(s) (if there is a reception card you need only put the address of where
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  • Do’s and Don’ts for Brides on Wedding Day

    Marriage is the most important day in a girl’s life. It is a very special occasion and is the beginning of your new life with another person. You must have dreamt of this day for years and it has finally …

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  • Standard Anniversary Gifts

    1st Anniversary – Paper
    2nd Anniversary – Cotton
    3rd Anniversary – Leather
    4th Anniversary – Linen
    5th Anniversary – Wood
    6th Anniversary – Iron
    7th Anniversary – Copper or Brass
    8th Anniversary – Bronze or Electrical Appliance
    9th Anniversary – …

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  • Wines and Wine Tasting

    Wine tasting is not the same as drinking it. To experience the true flavor of a wine requires that you slow down and pay attention to your senses of sight, smell, touch, as well as taste.

    The Basics

    Start with …

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  • Start to Finish Guidelines

    How to Use Napkins

    • As soon as you are seated, remove the napkin from your place setting, unfold it, and put it in your lap.
    • Do not shake it open
    • The napkin rests on the lap till the end of
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  • Formal Silverware Functions

    A. Salad fork
    B. Dinner fork
    C. Bread plate
    D. Butter knife
    E. Dessert spoon
    F. Cake Fork
    G. Dinner plate
    H. Salad plate and/or soup bowl
    I. Dinner knife
    J. Teaspoon
    K. Soup Spoon
    L. Place card
    M. Water …

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