(Closed) **Spinoff** of *Spinoff*: What etiquette niceties or formalities delight you?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Personally, for me it just doesn’t get any better than lovely invitations!  I adore receiving and sending a high quality, well worded, exquisite invitation….it reminds me of gentler times, when the postal service was THE only form of long distance communication and it was sophisticated and elegant.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

@Nona99:  +1 I love invitations.

Or it could just be my love of mail period Laughing

Seriously, its so refreshing getting invitations in the mail.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

Ditto on the paper! i miss letters….

This is going to sound tongue-in-cheek but I mean every word. I like the rules. It’s so much easier to just be able to say, well this is how this is done, or this is why we’re doing this, or just this is what you do than to have to take every little preference of every person into account. And I like the tried-and-true formulas for how to interact, ensure that everyone has a good time, avoid leaving anyone out, etc etc.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Open bars! Just kidding!

i actually love ushers or having someone escort guests to their seat. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Uh oh, I’m sending my invitations via Paperless Post so I would disappoint all of you! 

In a weird way, I love sending people wedding gifts even if I can’t attend their wedding.  I still get to partake in their marriage in some way, even if I wasn’t there to witness the beginning of it.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I love thank you cards, and official invitations, and dress codes!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I love love love love hostess gifts (gift giving in general!). I love showing someone that we appreciate their hospitality with a token.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

Yes, I like paper stuff, and expensive, handsome paper invitations are a rarity, I haven’t seen one in years.

I recently treated myself to very expensive notecards at the stationery store and I  lingered over the monogrammed stationery that one can buy. oooo lala.

Did I spell stationery correctly? haha

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I know most of these are traditions not etiquette but what the heck…

I love the hens’ (bachelorette) party.

I love when a church (or other venue) is decorated for the occasion. Most of all I love the smell of the flowers.

I love the tradition of not letting the groom see your dress until you walk down the aisle.

I love showering the bride and groom with confetti. (Or some environmentally responsible alternative).

I love a good wedding speech.

I know many people don’t like this, but I love the clinking of the glasses to get the bride and groom to kiss. (And enjoyed it at my own wedding too).

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love seating charts. I enjoyed creating mine, but I mostly love them as a guest. I hate the awkward shuffle of not knowing where to sit, like being a new kid in the school cafeteria!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@mstellah:  +1 for open bars… but i’m NOT kidding 😉

 

i also love giving gifts, and adhering to RSVP deadlines :o)

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love thank you cards.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Ellegee:  +1 for the hostess gifts. I love showing my appreciation for being welcomed into someone’s home.

I also love the first dance. Gets me teary-eyed every time!

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