When to start eating:Emma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock/Naddiya
If you’re seated at a table with eight or fewer guests, wait until everyone is served and for the hostess to begin eating before you dig in. At a long banquet table, it’s OK to start when several people are seated and served. Here are more table etiquette mistakes you really need to stop making.
What to keep off the table:Emma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock/Naddiya
All items not having to do with food (and decoration) should remain off the table: keys, clutch bags, sunglasses, and especially phones.