Dining Etiquette

The 3 Table Settings You Need to Know

With event and holiday season upon us, many of us are attending family gatherings, formal galas, and even hosting such events (maybe for the first time!). Whether it is knowing how to set the table properly or being knowledgeable of your place setting at an event, learning these three traditional types of table settings will… Continue reading The 3 Table Settings You Need to Know

Attending Events, Military Functions

Formal Etiquette: Time to Get Gala Ready!

Today, I am taking a bit of "writer's freedom" and subscribing to the #ThrowbackThursday movement. At work, we are preparing for Project Cinderella (click to read about last year's program)! With everything from a protocol and etiquette seminar to a dress boutique, this is a wonderful program which helps female military spouses and female service members… Continue reading Formal Etiquette: Time to Get Gala Ready!

Attending Events, Military Functions

Summer Transitions: Military Ceremonies Edition

The summer is typically a very active time in the military community. Many service members are changing duty stations (Permanent Change of Station or "PCSing") and it is also a very common time for Change of Commands to take place. This year, the summer is a very exciting time for my family - Next week,… Continue reading Summer Transitions: Military Ceremonies Edition

A Gracious Guest, Attending Events, Military Functions

Attending a Military Ball or Formal!

A couple weeks ago, I wrote "You Got Invited to a Military Ball!" Well, the time is here! In honor of the Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day next week, I am sharing my tips for attending a military formal. Now that you have done all the prep work to get ready, it is time to attend… Continue reading Attending a Military Ball or Formal!

A Gracious Guest, Attending Events, Military Functions

You Got Invited to a Military Ball!

It's one of my favorite times of the year... Military Ball season! Between growing up in a military family and working in the field of event coordination and protocol for the military, I have had the pleasure of attending several military events. One of my favorite formals is the traditional "Birthday Ball" for the services in the Fall.… Continue reading You Got Invited to a Military Ball!