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by epi on August 20, 2013

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Misty August 21, 2013 at 9:53 am

I would like to host a bachelorette party for my closest girlfriend. However in the past 4 months, she has acquired a slightly obnoxious friend who has “rubbed me the wrong way” in almost every encounter. The two of them have grown very close very quickly during my unavailability (I work 6 days a week while the new friend does not work.) Should I suck it up and invite her new rude friend to the party or can I just “forget” to invite her?

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Jody August 21, 2013 at 10:46 am

I think that if this other person is that close to the bride, and you know she’ll be invited to the wedding, it would be nice to invite her to the party. All you have to do is greet her graciously when she arrives, be gracious to her during the party, but have as little direct interaction with her as possible. Just tell yourself it’s for your friend (the bride) and it’ll last only a couple hours.

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Kelley August 21, 2013 at 11:02 am

When a guest brings a bottle of wine to a dinner party, is it correct/expected to drink the wine with dinner or assume that it is a gift?

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Alicia August 21, 2013 at 11:36 am

It is a gift and may be consumed whenever the host wishes either at dinner or later.

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Jazzgirl205 August 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm

People often bring wine to my dinner parties. I usually save it for later. However, if the guests suggests we all try it, I’d feel odd if I didn’t.

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