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Question:
What is meant by "Coat and Tie"?

Answer:
When Coat and Tie is required, men should wear a business suit or sport coat and tie, and women should wear a simple skirt and blouse or a pants suit.

Question:
What is meant by "Regrets Only" on an invitation?

Answer:
When Regrets Only is indicated on an invitation, you should only respond if you cannot attend .

Question:
What is meant by "Very Casual" attire?

Answer:
Very Casual attire typically infers that men should wear slacks, jeans, shirt or sweater and women should wear slacks, jeans, blouse or sweater.

Question:
What is the appropriate dress for a "Brunch?"

Answer:
The appropriate dress for a Brunch is a dress, suit, or dress slacks.

Question:
What is the appropriate dress for a Cocktail Party?

Answer:
The appropriate dress for a Cocktail Party is a short cocktail dress, dressy dress or suit.

Question:
What is the appropriate dress for a Coffee?

Answer:
The appropriate dress for a Coffee is a dress, suit or skirt/slacks and blouse/sweater unless the hostess indicates otherwise.

Question:
What is the appropriate dress for a Luncheon?

Answer:
The appropriate dress for a Luncheon is a dress, suit, or dress slacks (not real dressy).

Question:
What is the appropriate dress for a Reception?

Answer:
The appropriate dress for a Reception in the morning is a suit or tailored dress; early to mid-afternoon is a dressy dress or suit (can be long); evening (after 1800) dressy dress (note - usually the later the hour the more formal the dress).

Question:
What is the appropriate dress for a Tea?

Answer:
The appropriate dress for a Tea is a dressy suit or dress slacks.

Question:
What is the proper protocol for a formal Tea?

Answer:
A Tea is a formal activity that usually takes place between 1400 and 1600. An appropriate church dress or suit is usually worn. It is an honor to be asked to "pour" the coffee or tea. A formal pouring schedule is used.
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