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Miss Manners Column

From basic manners to sophisticated etiquette, this Miss Manners Column organizes the information in popular categories.

'I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don't agree with or like' - Margaret Mead quotes

Either scroll down or click the category you're interested in.

  1. Basic Manners and Etiquette
  2. Social Etiquette
  3. Manners for Children
  4. Engagement Etiquette
  5. Wedding Etiquette
  6. General Etiquette

.Basic Manners and Etiquette

How to be well loved and respected everywhere you go.

The greatest test of elegance and refinement of a woman are...her manners.

The importance of Beautiful Manners.

See also Manners or Etiquette?

Manners is first. Etiquette is second.

Etiquette come to us naturally we are kind and considerate, and are sensitive to people's feelings. If you can learn how to put yourself in another person's shoe, that is all we have to do.

Do a manners/etiquette self check! Here are the common Bad Manners.

'The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones' - Wendell L. Willkie quotes

A lady has above average manners. Rules of Etiquette - A Lady's Etiquette

Manners and Etiquette have evolved over time. What are the Manners Today A List Of Good Manners.

And the latest edition, Everyday Manners

Answers to Common Etiquette Questions

.Social Etiquette

Improve your social skills and confidence

Party Etiquette Intrinsic Details of Elegant Socializing

Social Confidence How to get it.

The Art of Conversation

Grace your way through excellent conversation.

The Art of Conversation (Emily Post Series)

The Art of Conversation (Miss Manners Series)

Gift Giving Etiquette

Giving gifts is a part of socializing.

Gift Etiquette Learn what's appropriate and what's not?

Sympathy Gift Etiquette How to give a sympathy gift.

Sympathy Card Etiquette All about writing the perfect sympathy card.

.Manners for Children

(Though it applies to teenagers too)

It is no secret that the number of finishing schools are declining.

While we may not have the opportunity to attend a finishing school or send our children to one, we can still apply its principles and teachings.

Actually, elegantwoman.org was built around the concept of finishing schools.

If you have time, check out Manners Activities page which, though designed for children, offers the breakdown of basic manners that both parents and children can enjoy.

Manners Lesson Plans was written for elegant mothers in mind who may want some material to 'teach' manners to their children.

.Engagement Etiquette

Prelude to Wedding Etiquette

  1. Promise Ring Etiquette

  2. I guess this is a prelude to the engagement ring. A fun read, nevertheless.
  3. Marriage Proposal Etiquette

  4. A little bit traditional but I highly recommend this. Gentry is always in fashion and ethereally elegant.
  5. Engagement Announcement Etiquette

  6. How to announce your engagement properly.
  7. Engagement Party ideas

  8. How to have an elegant engagement party.
  9. Engagement Party Etiquette, Engagement Party Gift Giving

  10. Etiquette covering engagement party, engagement gift giving and some elegant party tips and ideas.
  11. Engagement and Wedding Rings Etiquette

  12. Have some doubts about the engagement and wedding ring 'protocol'? Clear up your doubts here. All about the etiquette of engagement and wedding rings.
  13. Bridal Shower Gift Etiquette

  14. Giving a bridal shower gift? Expecting bridal shower gifts? Here is the run through.
  15. Bridal Shower Etiquette

  16. Who should host? How to host a bridal shower? History of bridal showers. Gift giving, thank you notes, and who pays for what.
  17. Wedding Shower Etiquette

  18. A modern version of the Bridal shower that has grown in popularity.
  19. Engagement Party Invitation Wording

  20. Complimentary wording examples for you to use in your own engagement party invitations

.Wedding Etiquette

  1. Wedding Manners (Fundamentals)

  2. Fundamentals of wedding manners. Such as realizing you can't please everyone, managing expectations, not fretting over the guestlist...
  3. Ms Manners Wedding Etiquette

  4. My Favourite Snippets From 'Miss Manners Wedding Etiquette Book'
  5. Just got engaged? Wedding Planning Etiquette For An Elegant Bride

  6. Are you newly engaged? Here is an introduction to wedding etiquette, focused on wedding planning and on how to be an elegant bride. It is an overview of what are the first things you must do...Read it to NOT get overwhelmed at the whole wedding business.
  7. Wedding Guest Etiquette

  8. How to be the perfect guest at a wedding.
  9. Wedding Reception Etiquette

  10. Destination Wedding Etiquette

  11. Corsage Etiquette

  12. Proper Wedding Etiquette

  13. A more comprehensive directory of Wedding Etiquette. It lists (almost) all pages on wedding manners and etiquette from elegantwoman.org.
  14. Wedding Invitation Assembly Etiquette

  15. Did you know there is a 'proper' way to assemble your wedding invitations? Now I'm not proposing that you have to follow this strictly...it is an interesting read to explain why these 'etiquette' rules form - all to make it easier for others.

.General Etiquette

Clothing Etiquette - Tasteful Dressing and Importance of Occasions

Travel Category: Hotel Manners

How to Travel Elegantly

How to be Classy

'Good manners and soft words have brought many a difficult thing to pass' - Sir John Vanbrugh quotes

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