Hosting family and friends during the holidays is a special time filled with the joy of the season and the expressing of love for each other. Preparing for guests should be an exciting time as you think of creative and unusual ways to make them feel welcomed and comfortable in your everyday living space. One of the things I like to do as I prepare for guests, is to transform my home into a hotel/vacation getaway. Here are a few simple, classy and cost effective ideas to help you enjoy the preparation efforts, be creative and honor your guests.
5 ETIQUETTE TIPS TO KEEP IT PROFESSIONAL
1. ACKNOWLEDGE THE INVITATION. Respond immediately, per the directions. Be punctual. Follow the dress code. Note any special details. Include a short note for a late arrival.
2. GREET THE HOST UPON ARRIVAL. If the host is engaged in a conversation when you arrive, they may not be aware of your presence. It is not necessary to interrupt the host. Simply make eye contact with them as you pass by or a simple wave or nodding of the head from across the room will do. When you notice an opportunity to speak directly with the host, seize it.
Terry Brooks-Allen is one of central Indiana's top ten leading Etiquette Specialists and Image Consultants, coaching and training
T. Brooks-Allen | Business, Social, and Dining Etiquette