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Your generosity toward others is key to your positive experiences in the world. Know that there's enough room for everyone to be passionate, creative, and successful.
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If you spill hostt on a table cloth, immediately notify your u and offer to pay to have it cleaned or replaced discreetly. It is best to leave when others do.
Thank your host personally. The following day, without fail, write a handwritten thank-you note to you host. Others may find different table manners more appropriate, particularly in the UK and the Continent, where the tradition of more formal eating and formal public behavior has existed for much longer.
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Now those old manners may have been lost, but knowing them, and where and when to use them, is basic. Where do you draw the line? Hello and thank you for your question. I am using formal dinner to mean the following: The pieces of that table setting maybe quite old; there is a butler for every four to six guests; and the experience is highly ritualized.
I also believe attendance at a formal dinner party requires a man to wear a tuxedo. This list is not exhaustive. Well said. Although there are proportionally very few restaurants that serve coursed menus, it seems to me like there are more and more restaurants offering these multi course meals now: I agree with your distinction, although there is probably more of a continuum between formal and informal dinners, not such a digital divide, but this is helpful to broadly define the categories.
I would be surprised though if there was indeed a butler for every four to six guests, unless guests brought their own butler with them — I suppose you mean a footman for every four to six guests? Or is the term butler applied to just any male domestic staff in the US?
It should also be stressed again that there are many fine details where table etiquette differs not only between the US and Europe but even within Europe, between different countries. Only governmental and royal banquets would be the kind of formal dinner where you would find a servant for every 6 guests.
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