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Category Archives: Weddings

BE YOUR OWN GUEST

An unhappy homeowner relates: We’ve recently purchased and renovated a house and thankfully didn’t have to live there during that process.  We’re moved in, and are now in the process of finishing up the last few little things.  So every few days or so we have one or two workers or project managers stop in […]

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NUDE RULES

A most welcoming hostess asks: What’s the etiquette for a three-way? LISTEN: Oh, you kids and your new technology.  The most important thing is to let both parties know they’re on the call…hold on a minute – – OK, I’m back.  You meant a ménage à trois, didn’t you?  Conveniently, it isn’t all that much different from a […]

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DIAMONDS IN THE STREET

From a vigilant citizen: I found a very expensive watch on the subway two days ago, and I’m not sure what I should do.  There’s an inscription – To CK Love SD, but that’s all I have to go on.  Should I put up posters?  Take out a lost and found ad? LISTEN: If you […]

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PARIS, TU AS PRIE MA VIE

A traveler’s travail: A very good friend of mine wants to make his 40th birthday party a destination event – he wants everyone to go to Paris to celebrate.  That’s great and all, but that’s expensive!  I want to go, and am going to try to save up for it – but if I can’t […]

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FIN, POUR MAINTENANT

A final wedding etiquette question before we move on to something truly appalling: I am getting married in 4 months.  The R.s.v.p.s for the reception are coming in, and I have not one, not two – but three different people who are responding for more people than were invited.  One of them, a couple I […]

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QUEL DÉSASTRE

An emotionally volatile supplicant offers freelance advice: I just read on this wedding “etiquette” site that it’s not proper to bring a date to a wedding unless the invitation is addressed to you “and guest” or “plus one” or some other nonsense like that. I must say…it’s rough enough flying solo through this crazy world.  Even […]

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EN*G*R*AGED

A concerned citizen writes (yet again): I’m uncomfortable with the idea of gay marriage.  I don’t think it’s right to call it marriage, but I don’t want to discriminate.  Why can’t we just call it civil unions?  But then again, sometimes I don’t feel like I should even have an opinion as I’m not gay.   […]

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PONS ASINORUM

A slightly less than serious queery: Gay marriage – who wears the dress? LISTEN: Whoever looks best in all that organza.

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CHAMPAGNE

When in doubt: What’s an appropriate wedding present when you don’t want to buy from a “registry”? What are some ideas for a hostess present – other than wine? What do you bring to a party of friends-of-friends when you don’t know them very well but find yourself invited? LISTEN: The answer to all these […]

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TELL ME LIES

A terrible question: I got an email invitation today for a bachelorette / slumber party. I was actually considering going (not spending the night, though) until I learned that it will feature a stripper and no alcohol is provided.  It’s at someone’s house (don’t know the person), and I’m supposed to bring my own wine and […]

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