Works for Me Wednesday-Eating at a Wedding

September 17, 2008 at 12:50 pm 13 comments

As you know we’re going to a wedding next weekend.
My tip today is all about your water glass and bread plate. When you sit down at a table of 8 or 10, sometimes our “miss manners” escape us and we forget which plate and water glass are ours.
Here’s a way to remember make a “b” with your left hand and a “d” with your right hand. “B” stands for bread, so its on the left and “d” stands for drink, so its on your right.
You’ll thank me later when you don’t accidentally drink “sweaty dancer guy’s” water.
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13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nicole  |  September 17, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    great tip! i just heard this about a year or so ago, and i definitely use it at wedding meals 🙂

  • 2. kcjayhawk  |  September 17, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    great way to remember!

  • 3. Jen M  |  September 17, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Oh my heck! Brilliant!

  • 4. Frugal Carol  |  September 17, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Hey, I am going to a fancy schmancy wedding next weekend too. Great tip! Now, do you ahve any tips on finding the right dress?

  • 5. bigbinder  |  September 17, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    This is so you. Love it 🙂

  • 6. Joanna  |  September 17, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    great idea! we have a wedding to go in a few weeks too, and this will be quite handy.

  • 7. Jenn @ Casa de Castro  |  September 18, 2008 at 1:12 am

    I’ve heard this one also, but a friend of ours who actually KNOWS the family of the real “Miss Manners” told us her tip.

    She says to think of all the fancy cars that delivered folks to the fancy dinner, and you’ll no doubt find a BMW in the mix. That’s the way your place setting can be identified. From left to right, your place setting contains Bread, Meat (or Main) and Water. I love both ways to remember, and it really helps kids learn which items to use at the table.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • 8. Megan  |  September 18, 2008 at 2:55 am

    that’s a great tip – i’m sure i’ve gotten it wrong in the past!

  • 9. Becky  |  September 18, 2008 at 3:15 am

    Where has this knowledge been all my life?

    Love it!

  • 10. Whitney @ Baby Tunnel Exodus  |  September 18, 2008 at 3:50 am

    Great tip to help kids remember when setting the table too; thanks! Blessings, Whitney

  • 11. Amy  |  September 18, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Great tip.
    Now, you just need to let sweaty dancer guy on my right to not grab the wrong glass.

  • 12. totallyscrappy  |  September 19, 2008 at 1:22 am

    I could’ve used this tip this morning at a ladies’ brunch!
    Great tips… not just for weddings anymore. 🙂

  • 13. Kate  |  September 19, 2008 at 4:36 am

    Oh wow, that is so smart. I can’t believe I’ve never heard it before. I’m going to have to remember this and pass it on for sure. Thanks so much!


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