Early Bird Special: Is 9:30 Considered Brunch-time?

August 6, 2014

Q: I got an invitation today for a Sunday brunch at 9:30 am. In my book, that’s too early to call it brunch. Are there any rules on that? A: That is indeed early for brunch. It really is breakfast, but perhaps the hosts are planning a menu array that is more brunch-like so chose […]

0 comments full article

Open Thread

August 6, 2014

Welcome to the Etiquette Daily This open thread is your space to use as you like. We invite you to discuss current and traditional etiquette. Feel free to ask questions of each other and the community moderators here.

4 comments full article

Smoke Alarm: How can I kindly tell a houseguest that we can’t host them in the future?

August 5, 2014

Q: We recently had a houseguest who is already making plans to return to the area, presuming to stay with us again. Unfortunately, a family member is allergic to smoke, and was disturbed by the guest’s most recent visit. Although the guest did not smoke in the house, smoke in her clothes and personal items […]

1 comment full article

Open Thread

August 5, 2014

Welcome to the Etiquette Daily This open thread is your space to use as you like. We invite you to discuss current and traditional etiquette. Feel free to ask questions of each other and the community moderators here.

0 comments full article

Thinking with Thanks: Writing Thank You Notes for Condolences

August 4, 2014

Q: My sister and I have been given the task of writing the thank you notes after my mother’s memorial service. Do we need to acknowledge the senders of cards? We know we need to thank those who sent flowers and gifts. Do we need to personally thank the people who make donations to her […]

0 comments full article

Open Thread

August 4, 2014

Welcome to the Etiquette Daily This open thread is your space to use as you like. We invite you to discuss current and traditional etiquette. Feel free to ask questions of each other and the community moderators here.

4 comments full article

Awkward Arms: What is the Proper Dining Form?

August 3, 2014

Q: When sitting at a casual dinner table must you keep your left arm by your side and on your lap or can you rest the side of your arm on the edge of the table? Can you use your knife to help food onto your fork? A: Your arm is best by your side […]

6 comments full article

Open Thread

August 3, 2014

Welcome to the Etiquette Daily This open thread is your space to use as you like. We invite you to discuss current and traditional etiquette. Feel free to ask questions of each other and the community moderators here.

5 comments full article

Penny-Pinching: Who Pays for What?

August 2, 2014

Q: My son is planning a wedding and I have the question as to who pays what. My son is 28 and lives in another state. This is the first marriage for both. What are we, the parents of the groom, responsible for in regards to expenses of the wedding? A: Traditionally, the groom’s parents […]

13 comments full article

Open Thread

August 2, 2014

Welcome to the Etiquette Daily This open thread is your space to use as you like. We invite you to discuss current and traditional etiquette. Feel free to ask questions of each other and the community moderators here.

3 comments full article