Tips of the Trade
We’re queried about etiquette on a daily basis, and I nerdily love it. It’s innately my temperament to be “in the know” (euphemism for bossy?) and it’s fun to share little tidbits that keep our clients and selves from being anything other than beyond polite and hospitable. I always remind our brides that while sometimes seemingly antiquated, etiquette is “there” for guest comfort, not to be stodgy or old-fashioned just for the sake of it.
I came across these on A Cup of Jo and just had to share . . . .
One always waits until the host or hostess takes the first bite- no matter how good your nosh looks!
Never pass the salt + pepper without each other, regardless of someone’s request for just one or the other . . . they’re mowwied, don’t you know?
A loosely-folded napkin to the left of your plate says “I’m done for the moment” while you hit the powder room. Now I’ve also heard to put it in your seat if you’re planning to return, and to put it on the table if you’re in fact finished altogether. Anyone want to weigh in?