Attending Events, Wedding Etiquette

Wedding Guest Etiquette: Variations of Black Tie

With wedding season upon us, so many of you are receiving invitations and preparing to attend beautiful ceremonies! As the excitement leading up to the big day rises, you suddenly realize you need to plan your outfit. Then, it hits you... "Black Tie," "Black Tie Preferred/Requested," or "Black Tie Optional" are possibilities for the attire.… Continue reading Wedding Guest Etiquette: Variations of Black Tie

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!

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!