Friday, September 7, 2007

Do's and Don'ts

Why are wedding planners such sticklers for the etiquette rules? I enjoyed a cup of coffee with 2 of the other wedding planners in our town today. Which is always nice - we can talk about ways to improve our business hear about other fantastical vendors to work with. I really enjoy their company! We talked a little bit about how some etiquette issues are forgotten, and that's sad.

I guess that's what makes us good at our jobs - it's a job in and of itself to stay on top of the trends in etiquette though. One site that I love, is Kim Goddards Proper Protocol she has listed the Top 10 Do's and Don'ts -

  1. Respond immediately when receiving an invitation
  2. Use the Bread Plate to your left (why do people always go to the right?)
  3. Sit straight with both feet flat on the floor
  4. Begin a letter with "You" instead of "I"
  5. Smile when you greet someone
  6. Do unto others as you would have do unto them
  7. Stand when someone comes to your table
  8. Give the receptionist your business card when entering
  9. Open your car door for business clients
  10. Place your napkin on your lap as soon as your seated


  1. Write a Thank You note by email or fax
  2. Have dirty finger nails
  3. Ramble or Repeat yourself
  4. Ask for a drink unless offered
  5. Take the bosses seat or the one next to it
  6. Placed used silverware back on the table
  7. Hold the wine glass by the bowl of the glass
  8. Stand in front of the opening elevator doors
  9. Tear your bread in half and eat it
  10. Fight over the bill

I think we are all guilty of at least one of these! Check out a fun book on Wedding Etiquette!


Anonymous said...

I think number one is the best do. I hate it when people don't rsvp.

Melissa DiStefano said...

I totally agree!! And it's so easy to just respond immediately - but people procrastinate....

Solutions Bridal said...

Melissa this blog is so cute and your do's and don'ts list is oh so helpful! Keep it up, you've got great ideas!

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