Mimosa Manners: Champagne flute or wine goblet?

Q: We are serving mimosas at a bridal tea. Is it correct to serve them in champagne flutes or wine goblets?

A: The trend now is to serve mimosas in champagne flutes, although it is also fine to serve them in wine goblets.


    • Nonnie Mowse

      I was taught that it was inappropriate for any close family member to issue invitations to a shower. It was considered begging or bragging (short version). However, when my SIL was getting married, and then later expecting her first child, none of her friends seemed to know or had been taught they ‘should’ be offering to host the events. Her maid of honor finally did come through for the wedding, but for the baby shower, no one came forward so my MIL and I finally took action. I bristled at the thought because of how I was taught, but bottom line, mom and baby deserved a shower. (In fact I came to learn later her friends thought family WAS supposed to handle things and had been waiting to hear from us!) My own bridal shower was a bit hectic as my maid of honor lived in another state, and this seems to be increasingly the case, everyone is spread out. I understand wanting to be proper, but if it’s at the expense of a bride or mother-to-be not receiving a gathering in her honor, that’s not right either. SOMEBODY throw the darned party! And just be gracious and have a good time.

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