Etiquette Tuesday: Move on.

[ 0 ] July 22, 2014 |


I have been seeing a lot of this lately:  the uninvited wedding guest.  Honestly, I have been guilty of this myself by adding on a plus one to my wedding invite not knowing that this little block of space is only for my name and not two.  I, however, will refrain from asking for a plus one once the bride and groom give me the push back.  This week’s Etiquette Tuesday leaves you with this tip:  Move on.  Once the bride and groom have decided they are not interested in you bringing a guest to their wedding, just move on and make the decision on whether you will attend or not.

Weddings are optional and it is their day so they have an absolute right to have exactly who they want at their nuptials.  On the other end of the spectrum, you have an option too.  I know it sucks sometimes having to make that ultimate decision of “Do I travel 3,000 miles alone for this wedding or Do I stay home and get the wedding recap from my Facebook feed?”  Sometimes the latter is the way to go especially if you and your plus one have become a packaged deal.  *Shoulder Shrug*

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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