Genevieve Leiper  Photography

Event Etiquette

Events are an unlimited bounty of social etiquette. Often Hosts and Guests question the proper way of facilizing a specific situation or event. The Finer Points P’s and Q’s® Event Etiquette and Protocol Services, offers a wide variety of topics and expertise to guide you every step of the way. Customize the topics of your choice to be included in your consultation and empower yourself be fully prepared to welcome family, friends and guests! 

1 Hour Etiquette Consulting for up to 6 Guests (includes material)

2 Hour Etiquette Consulting for up to 6 Guests (including material)

3 Hour Etiquette Consulting (Includes lunch and material)


Oversee tent and portable restroom set up

Detailed schedule of wedding events

Communication with all contracted vendors to confirm arrival to pick-up

2-hour Consulting Session at “A Little Wedding Studio” to review all etiquette questions of the client.

A planning event binder of material, calendar and informational guidelines.

A post meeting planning timeline to help guide a host/couple in their planning process

A monthly e-mail reminder of to-dos

Assistance with tracking vendor contracts and payment schedules for deposits/final payments

2-hour interactive lunch with the Bridal Party to review Social Etiquette, Commutations Etiquette and American and Continental Fine Dining.


Do you wish to fully prepare yourself and/or others for a social situation or just refresh manners and etiquette for everyday interaction with others. Inquiry about private courses to Laura Billak.






Tipping Etiquette
Cake Etiquette
Dos and Don’ts of Event Planning
Bridal Dances
Speeches and Speech Assistance
Open Bar vs Cash Bar Etiquette
Beer and Wine Only and Dry Wedding
How much alcohol to order?
Beverage Calculations
Mobile Phones at Events
What is an Unplugged Wedding?
Thank you note Etiquette
Differences Between Wedding alters,
Arches, Arbor, Chuppah (Huppah), Mandaps, Canopies, Gazebos.
Navigating a Formal Table Setting
What Pieces of a Formal Table Setting to Rent
Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Etiquette
Down the Aisle Etiquette
Wedding Planning List
Bring a Guest to an Event
Wedding Gift/Money Card Etiquette
Favor Ideas and Etiquette
Napkin Folding Etiquette and Ideas
Table Assignment Etiquette: Table Listing, Place Cards and Seated Name Cards
Leaving a Table and Entering a Table
Buffet Etiquette
How to graciously Say No
Etiquette for a 2nd Marriage
DIY Etiquette and Protocol
Children at an Event
Pet Etiquette in a Ceremony
Wedding in the Rain: Ideas and Helpful Hints
Elopement Etiquette
Micro-wedding Etiquette
Wedding Terminology
Wedding and Reception Simple Event Etiquette
Additional Contract Reviews


Basic Etiquette for All Ages
Social Etiquette
Communications Etiquette
American/Continental Dining Etiquette
Avoiding Awkward Conversations
First Impressions
Bridal Shower Etiquette
Wedding Event Planning Timelines
Invitation Etiquette
Ordering of Invitations
Who to invite?
Sending of Invitations
Timeline of RSVP’s
 “Save-The-Date” Protocol
How to get your guests to RSVP’s
Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette
Etiquette on When to Secure Vendors
What to do if guests have not RSVP’s
Engagement/Engagement Party Etiquette
Samples of Reception Seating
Seating Chart/Room Flow Ideas
Bridal Party Table and Sweetheart Table
First Look Etiquette
Where to Seat Family and Friends
Greeting and Welcoming Out of Town Guests
Etiquette for Elderly Guests
Etiquette for Health and Safety
Groomsman Etiquette
Bridal Party Etiquette
Duties of the Bridal Party
Maid/Maiden of Honor Etiquette & Responsibilities
Bridesmaids Responsibilities
Groomsman Responsibilities
Guiding your Bridal Party of Their Responsibilities
Merging Bride and Grooms Families with Grace
Gifts for Bridal Party
Floral Etiquette
Etiquette for Honoring Parents of the Groom
Etiquette for Honoring Parents of the Bride



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Genevieve Leiper Photography

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phone: 252-207-9810


Genevieve Leiper Photography

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