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Who Pays For the Birthday Dinner? + Other Low Cost Birthday Dinner Ideas

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If you ask who is supposed to pay for a birthday dinner, you’ll get a mixed response. There are many “splitting the bill” ideologies:   Whoever is hosting the party should always cover any expenses. The group should split the cost of the bill evenly, including the guest of honor. Guests should pay for themselves […]

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“Congratulations on Your Engagement” + Other Things to Say When Loved Ones get Engaged

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I’ve found myself standing with friends when another friend got engaged. Typically, I had a dumb grin on my face after saying “Congratulations” because I wasn’t able to come up with anything that they haven’t heard yet and no way to make myself come across with a bit more grace. Hrm, and then what do […]

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Can I Give a Gift Card as a Wedding Gift + Other Wedding Gift Questions

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I want to talk about a dirty word. The dirty word? Gift cards. Specifically, a wedding gift card. As a young woman growing up in the south I’ve generally never had to ask What is the etiquette for wedding gifts?-because I already know. They are as follows: You ALWAYS send a gift, it doesn’t matter if you […]

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