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Manners and Emily Post be damned: the insistence on following stuffy,
strict, and frequently inexplicable rules concerning what constitutes
proper social behavior strikes us here at DigsMagazine as being
just a tad, well, fascist. In a fair and just world, no one would be
judged based upon what clothes they wear, which fork they use, or how
they hold a wine glass. On the other hand, nobody wants to look like a
boor in front of someone they’re actually trying to impress. So what’s
a well-meaning quasi-adult to do when confronted with those tricky
social situations where you’ve got a nagging feeling that Mom would be
chiding you to do something … only you’re just not sure what?
Welcome to Etiquette Schmetiquette, the column
that helps the etiquette-impaired. There’s a fine line between useful
guidelines for good social behavior, and the ludicrous decrees of
prissily pretentious Propriety. Etiquette Schmetiquette upholds the
ideals of the former, and says to hell with the snobs.
| what's the best way to have a reception
after we elope?
i addressed an invite "and
Guest" -- why are they mad at me?
is it okay to throw a shower
for a second
help -- we're hosting an engagement
party and the vegetarian
guests of honor have requested no meat be served!
o o o o
| what can i do about a friend who never
wrote her wedding and shower thank you notes? when's the best
time to throw a housewarming? help! my roommate is driving me
nuts -- and she thinks it's my own fault!
| how do i throw a housewarming party for
a friend? eek -- i forgot to send my thank-you notes! if guests
haven't responded to a shower invite, should i call them? help!
guests keep crashing my dinner parties!
| help -- mom won't throw me a bridal
shower! do i tip my hairdresser if they own the salon? what's
the deal -- wedding invitations with no reply cards?
Everyone's stressing over how to be a
good wedding guest. get our advice on rsvp etiquette + more
| have i committed a wedding shower faux
pas? how do i get my roommate's live-in girlfriend to pay her
so can i wear my black dress to an evening wedding? should I
take off my shoes when visiting a friend's home? who to invite
to the engagement party? can i have two back-to-back
housewarming parties on the same day?
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you can wear black to wedding?
the longest you can wait to write those thank you notes?
you should've at least offered to pay your half when your friend
treated you to dinner for no reason?
your questions + we'll do our best to get you the answers in future installments of
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