From the etiquette of the wedding
dance, including the "money dance" which originated in
Poland, and information on wedding customs and traditions, to how to write a thank-you card
-- complete with do's and don'ts and ideas for suggested wording to
acknowledge gifts, this site offers some helpful wedding etiquette
This wedding etiquette site also features a snippet on the history
of wedding courtship, beginning with marriage by capture,
kidnapping and marriage by arrangement. Lots of wedding etiquette
advice, including who does what.
How do you properly cut a tiered wedding cake? From heart-shaped to hexagonal, here's how to
successfully cut a wedding cake. Learn
these pointers before you say, "I Do".
How should divorced parents be seated at a wedding? From New Zealand Weddings, what you need to know about
having divorced parents at the wedding. Hopefully your parents will do the right thing and not put up too much of a fuss.
Here are tips
on how to get through it in the simplest way possible.
And what do you serve at a non-alcoholic wedding
reception? Raise your glasses and toast the “drinking man’s nonalcoholic drink.” Some cool non-alcoholic
drink suggestions for the alcohol-free wedding reception.
To have or have not alcohol at the wedding reception? Click here for some more quick and tasteful suggestions.
Wedding Etiquette. A venue where cultural backgrounds and individual convictions heavily influence the decision-making. Nevertheless, this link provides a helpful, quite exhaustive tip sheet that helps with
who pays for what.
Another site with help for who pays for what at the wedding...plus etiquette advice for
wedding tipping, mother of the groom, mother of the bride, maid of honor, best man, the wedding dance, the invitation, and more.
If a second wedding, second marriage, or vow renewal is something you've been planning, there is some etiquette advice for you here that might prove to be helpful -- from
I Do, Take
People give gifts for lots of reasons. And if you're in a position
where business or corporate gift giving is tied to cementing
business relationships, here's some "culturally savvy" advice on
gift giving etiquette. Some tips apply in personal
Gift giving at work between co-workers, bosses and employees could
get tricky, with stepping on toes, gag gift faux pas, corporate gift bans
and other pitfalls. Here are some office
gift giving etiquette tips.
Holiday gift giving in the office
can be like trying to navigate a minefield. The key is to be tasteful, thoughtful, and above all, appropriate. Here are some
holiday gift giving etiquette tips for co-workers.
And a few more holiday office gift giving etiquette
tips; workplace do's and don'ts to help you survive the season.
More about the unspoken etiquette of holiday workplace gift-giving...here are
11 tips to help you indulge your co-workers in the holiday spirit without running afoul of the law or good taste, direct from the
Wow, the Emily Post Institute hits it out of the park with this helpful holiday gift-giving etiquette primer.
Etiquette for Dating covers issues like curfew,
refusing a date, who pays for what,, running short of money, the
first date, who drives, and also check out the history of etiquette and
phone etiquette while you're there.
More teen dating etiquette advice from Dr. Dave and Dr. Dee who
offer 10 Tips
to Making a Good Impression.
Get a short and sweet history of
etiquette, the scoop on dating
teens and more.
When you decide the time is right to express your feelings for that
special woman or man, here are a few creative ideas to help you write
your love letter -- and 38 words that may help! The love letter
you write should come from the heart: just one of many love letter
If you'd like to be prepared when discussing adoption, here are some adoption
etiquette guidelines with tips on things not to say.
"There is something about taking tea that tends to tame our
less-civilized nature and draw us back to the days when we treated one
another with kindness and consideration." Take a brief respite
with tea time
Probably the only remaining sport without spitting, choking, punching,
shouting, and blood-letting, golf is a game where etiquette is
extremely important. In fact, it's the etiquette players show
one another that distinguishes golf from other sports. Mr. Golf
provides a rich, outstanding
site for golf etiquette advice.
of golf etiquette, here are seven rules for success on the links.
Eating out is more popular than ever, but in order for the experience to be a pleasant one, there needs to be mutual respect between waitstaff and patrons so that everyone benefits from
dining out. So have yourself a helping of these Top 10 Points of Restaurant Etiquette.
Tipping is an option, not a must. Tipping isn't required, though it is a social custom, and is used to convey your satisfaction with services rendered.
If you're unsure about the
etiquette of what to
stop here for some "tips" on tipping
etiquette, together with a 15% and 20% chart to help you with the math!
From our friends across the pond, BBC's outstanding primer on international tipping etiquette includes tipping advice for many situations and
they cover 14 countries.
(If you need to convert British pounds, or any other currency, just go to
and select the currency converter.)
On the subject of tipping, what's the proper etiquette at casinos of when
to tip or not to tip? The Casino
Guru answers the most commonly asked questions about tipping
the dealer at gaming tables. And for a primer on casino
etiquette, the Guru's got a few tips for you.
A bit of advice to help you master the art of gambling etiquette:
"understand the rules before you sit down." Actually, whether
you've played a table game before or not, here
are some gambling protocol basics from the Wizard of Odds so you
don't have to learn the hard way -- now everyone can have a good time.
Casino faux pas are always a hot topic. Two Gaming
Gurus sound off -- Minding
Your (Casino) Table Manners and Etiquette:
A Little Does a Lot.
Here are ten "Golden Rules"
for opera lovers and concert hall goers. When audience members
observe the DOs and DON'Ts of audience etiquette,
everyone can enjoy the evening's performance.
"Karate begins and ends with courtesy and respect." We
respectfully offer Dojo
Etiquette for serious students.
For sushi newbies and lovers alike, the Sushi Chronicles offers
some rules to remember on sushi
etiquette, and while you're stopping by, be sure to check out
types of sushi, the history of sushi and vocabulary.
Here's a list of
travel tips and etiquette for dogs and their owners. Dogs aren't allowed
in certain places, so as you plan your trip, this is a good place to
start for dog
More pet travel etiquette tips
for the jet set pet are offered by Pets On the Go
-- pet etiquette suggestions that pet owners can follow to make others
more comfortable with their pet.
Manners for Dogs and Their Owners follows the front yard rule:
"only behavior that is acceptable in our front yard is acceptable on
open space trails." In other words, good canine manners do matter
when it comes to wildlife and other trail users.
How about a little tongue-in-cheek "Rules
of Etiquette for Inexperienced Cats". A real hoot,
right on target.
Even back in 1958 when the Edsel was burning rubber, good manners
and "time-honored etiquette" while driving were suggested
and drivers reminded that, "While in your car you should behave
just as you would in your own home. Ford Motor Company
believes that if you practice the suggestions made here, you are proving
you are a grown-up driver."
The Flag Code formalizes traditional ways in which we respect the
etiquette also includes how the flag is not to be used.
The Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution provide
additional background on the flag of the U.S. and flag etiquette.
Rude in the woods? Being a good neighbor is a big part of staying at campgrounds. You need to be considerate of other campers, and you have the right to consideration from others.
Some of us
aren't as thoughtful on a family camping excursion as we ought to
be. Here are a few camping etiquette
pointers, including the most basic common courtesies that
apparently we're not extending to each other in the great
outdoors. Is that Mother Nature getting tearful?
Many campgrounds have rules posted around camp. It is best to observe them if they are posted. Here are some tips on being a good neighbor, even when there are no officially posted
rules of camping etiquette. And have the whole family take the Tread Lightly Pledge!
Making minimal impact, taking your trash, controlling pets, leave it better than you found it, just common sense courtesies when
picnicing and camping. Here's a helpful list of camping etiquette do's and
don'ts, plus other helpful outdoors tips.
Hot diggity, it's Hot
Dog Etiquette. Learn the dos, don'ts, and how-tos of applying condiments,
wrapping hot dogs in buns, and even a little history on wieners, types of dogs, hot dogs of the world, and more!
Eat your hot dog correctly, with pride and confidence. Some more hot dog etiquette.
From the Arizona Daily Star, some hot dog etiquette do's and don'ts for eating "America's sacred food."
Subjects like talking in the bathroom, hanging toilet paper, an online
guide to urinal etiquette are provided by the International Center for Bathroom Etiquette.
What's moving day
etiquette? It's about the last impression you make upon
your neighbors as you move out, and the first impression you make on
new neighbors moving in -- and some stuff in between, including
rewarding volunteers who helped you move without being bribed.
Whether your boat is underway, anchoring, mooring, docking at a marina or
cruising with guests or friends, there are rules for the waterways,
manners for marinas, and boating
etiquette tips for getting along with boating neighbors in order
to have safe and pleasant boating experiences.
As more and more people seek to enjoy water sports, river etiquette,
and common considerations, become more important. These "rules of the river" will make paddling more enjoyable for you and others who share the river. Remember, we are all out there for the same reason - to play and have fun!
One famous fisherman quipped, "If your job interferes with your ability to fish, then quit your job." There is a
code of conduct for real fishermen (who may or may not show up for
work sometimes), so here's some fishing etiquette for those who fish from a boat, from the water, or from the shore.
For fly fishermen, reel in these common sense etiquette
tips for anglers on and off the river. Also check
out this link.
For back-packers, hikers, campers and nature lovers, here's some
basic information on proper back country Bear Etiquette (for
the protection of both bears and humans.)
Dance faux pas to be avoided by women and dance faux pas to be
avoided by men are some of the tips included in the simple rules of
ballroom dance etiquette.
"Rules of the Road: Country Western Dance
Floor Etiquette -- it all boils down to just being friendly,
polite. and respectful to other dancers and using a little common
Here's a little Victorian era etiquette
for the Ball Room -- what's a lady to do?
What's the proper dance floor
etiquette for line and country and western dance? The same
rules that apply when you're "Two Steppin or Waltzin."
Yard sale etiquette! You bet: with "buyer's blunders" and
"seller's tips" these yard sale etiquette
guidelines help everyone have a good time!
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