Browsing the archives for the Hosting Etiquette category

How do I indicate guests of bridal shower are not invited to the wedding?

Hi Gwyn, I am hosting a bridal shower for the future daughter in law of a friend. We intend to invite friends who will not be invited to the small wedding in another state.  Would you have suggested wording that I could use on the shower invitation? As more couples choose destination weddings or opt [...]

How do I deal with a house guest who wet the bed?

Dear Gwyn, What is the proper etiquette for asking a house guest if she wet the bed.  Do you ask or do you just wash the sheets and not say anything? Oh my!  Let’s hope this situation isn’t something you run into every day!  As fun as it is to have a house guest, it [...]

Can I invite friends to a bridal shower who aren’t wedding guests?

Dear Gwyn, A good friend of mine is getting married in March and I’d like to throw her a shower. I’m not in the wedding party but am one of her few local friends.  Is it still o.k. to throw a party for her, or is that something that just a family member or member [...]

How to Indicate Dinner Cost on an Invitation

Dear Ms. Gwyn A friend of mine is celebrating her big 3-0 birthday and I’m throwing her a party.  She asked for a dinner with friends.  We’ve reserved a private room at her favorite restaurant and coordinated a fixed menu with the chef. The cost per plate is a bit more than I can swing [...]

How do I get rid of a couch surfing friend?

Dear Gwyn, A friend of mine moved to Denver and I offered to let her stay at my home until she found her own apartment.  It’s been two months now and she’s still sleeping on my couch.  I love my friend to death, but I just might kill her if she doesn’t move.  How do [...]