Because social media has a funny way of making us lose our mind and table manners, I thought I’d share some easy pointers on being a great guest.
The same as any polite situation applies. Eye contact when speaking, consistent posture and hands in your lap while waiting.
Know to Turn Off
A beautiful mention of your hosts work on social media is a compliment but one with a limit. Don’t monopolize more than a moment to take a photo and be sure to disconnect during dinner (no under the table usage). The best compliment you can give is being present.
Before drinking, serving and unfolding your napkin, take cues from your head of table. Every one of your movements should follow second to theirs.
Touch up lipstick or otherwise should always be done after excusing yourself from the table.
Begin on the outside of your cutlery and move inward for every course change. When finished eating place your knife and fork vertically through the centre of your plate.
No need to apologize for your diet restrictions. Make your needs known to your host well in advance of the event.
Lastly, smile for you are making memories like these wonderful Luxe Fête guests below!