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Etiquette Daily ~ Wedding Gift-Registry Etiquette

Bridal Registry Etiquette Los Angeles Wedding PlannerWhen it comes to the Wed­ding reg­istry wed­ding eti­quette states NEVER print where you are reg­is­tered on your wed­ding invitations.

Ask your atten­dants and fam­ily mem­bers to spread the word on where you are reg­is­tered. You can also put it on your wed­ding web­site or who­ever is host­ing your bridal shower can put the printed reg­istry cards in you shower invites.

Dining With Royalty

When din­ing with roy­alty it is your respon­si­bil­ity to know your din­ing eti­quette.  The BBC has great advice on things guests should know before tak­ing their seat at the din­ner table.

Table Setting

Cut­lery dilemma
It’s quite sim­ple — start at the out­side and work in as the meal pro­gresses. The soup spoon will always be on the extreme right if soup is the first course. It will be sec­ond from the right if served as a sec­ond course. Dessert cut­lery will always be at the top of the place set­ting with the fork fac­ing right and the spoon above it fac­ing left.

Drinks order
Glasses are also placed in the order in which they are used. So, for exam­ple, water, cham­pagne, white wine, red wine, dessert wine. A nap­kin might be placed on the plate or to the left of the forks.

How to eat…
Some dishes require their own eti­quette.
Bread rolls: don’t cut with a knife — break with fin­gers.
Soup: tip the bowl and scoop the spoon away from you; sip, don’t slurp.
Aspara­gus: eaten with fin­gers, start with the head.
Oys­ters: use an oys­ter fork to detach the oys­ter from its shell. Hold the shell between thumb and first two fin­gers, place against lower lip and slide the oys­ter and its juice out of the half shell. Don’t swal­low it whole. Chew slowly and savour.

Source: BBC

Royal Wedding Countdown ~ Receivng Line Etiquette

How to address memebers of the Royal FamilyWhen attend­ing a for­mal wed­ding cer­e­mony it is tra­di­tional for the wed­ding hosts, bride, groom, and brides­maids and maid of honor. This is done because your guests are eager to con­grat­u­late you and a receiv­ing line is an effe­ciant way for you to give a warm wel­come to your fam­ily and friends.

The upcom­ing Royal Wed­ding which will uphold many wed­ding eti­quette and pro­to­col prac­tices will have a tra­di­tional receiv­ing line with Prince William and Kate Mid­del­ton, Prince Charles, and Mr. and Mrs Middleton.

Here are a few tips on how to address some of the key play­ers and mem­bers of the Royal Family:

Princes & Princesses

Any­one who has a title should be addressed as “Your Royal High­ness” for the first time, and sub­se­quently “Sir” or “Ma’am” (to rhyme with Pam).


Arch­bishop of Canterbury

If you are intro­duced to the Arch­bishop of Can­ter­bury address him as “Your Grace” or “Arch­bishop”, the Dean of West­min­ster is addressed sim­ply as “Dean”.


Intially your refer to her as “Your Majesty” Then“Ma’am” (to rhyme with Pam)

And remem­ber do not speak to any mem­bers of the royal fam­ily unless spo­ken to first. Now that you know how to address the meme­bers of the Royal fam­ily… How are your table man­ners?

Source:BBC News
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