False Alarm: What Happens to the Gifts When an Event has been Postponed?

July 8, 2014

Q: I had planned to retire and was given gifts at a recent retirement party. Circumstances now are such that I have postponed my retirement for another year or two. What should I do about the gifts? A: You might call those who gave you gifts for your retirement and explain to them that it […]

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July 8, 2014

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Dress Difficulty: Is it Appropriate to Wear a Dress Similiar to the Bridesmaids?

July 7, 2014

Q: Is it appropriate for the groom’s mother to wear a dress that has similar colors as the bridesmaids? A: The guidelines are the mothers should try not to wear the same color as the bridesmaids or the bride is wearing. Nor should both mothers wear the same color. However, again these are only guidelines.If […]

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July 7, 2014

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Christmas Conundrum: When is it OK to Send Joint Gifts?

July 6, 2014

Q: I am single but have a lot of married friends and family. Each year at Christmas when sending and receiving gifts, I usually receive a gift from ‘Eric and Julie’ or from ‘Bill and Margie’, however I usually feel I have to buy for each of them individually. This seems a little unfair, not […]

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July 6, 2014

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Calling it Close: What to do When Wedding Guests Dont RSVP?

July 5, 2014

Q: Is it acceptable to call (phone) wedding invitees who have not responded via printed, stamped RSVP cards, to ask if they are coming? A: Yes, it is. Call them, by all means. It is not at all rude to do so – the rudeness is on their part for not responding in time. You […]

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July 5, 2014

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Fighting for Food: Who Keeps the Leftovers?

July 4, 2014

Q: When guests contribute food or drink to a meal at someone’s house, such as with pot-luck meals, who keeps any left-overs? Should guests assume that the left-overs will stay at the home of the hostess unless the hostess implies differently? A: Usually you would leave the leftovers for the hostess. However, the best way […]

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July 4, 2014

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