17 Pieces of Dinner Etiquette 🍽 a Lady Should Know πŸ€” ...

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When you're eating at home with your family, it doesn't matter if you eat with your mouth open or put your feet on the table.

However, if you go out on a fancy date or attend a business meeting at a restaurant, you want to look elegant.

So here are a few pieces of dinner etiquette that a lady should know:

1. Place a Napkin over Your Lap

Place a Napkin over Your Lap

When you first sit down at the table, you should grab your napkin and place it over your lap to avoid staining your clothes.

If the napkin is small, unfold it all the way.

If it's large, then only unfold it halfway.

2. Wait until Everyone is Served to Begin Eating

Wait until Everyone is Served to Begin Eating

You don't want to dig into your food as soon as it's placed in front of you.

Make sure that everyone else at the table has a meal before you take a bite of your own.2

3. Keep Your Phone off

Keep Your Phone off

If you can't stand the thought of turning your phone off, then you should at least put it on silent.

You don't want it to beep in the middle of dinner.

It's just plain rude.

4. Dont Reach across the Table

Dont Reach across the Table

If you want a dish from the other side of the table, then ask someone to pass it to you.

You never want to reach across the table.

You don't want to place your elbows on the table while others are eating, either.

5. Cut Your Food One Piece at a Time

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You don't want to cut apart your entire meal and then start eating it.

You should cut a piece, eat it, and then cut another piece.

Take your time.

6. Hold Your Fork in Your Left Hand

Hold Your Fork in Your Left Hand

Did you know that there's a "correct" way to hold your silverware?

Since your fork should be in your left hand, your knife should be in your right hand.2

Place Your Knife and Fork on Your Plate when You're Finished Eating
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