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RSVP

RSVP ASAP

It is inconsiderate, but unfortunately common, for guests to fail to RSVP. Some forget; others procrastinate and then feel guilty, so they delay even longer. To many a host on the non-receiving end of an RSVP, it seems as if an invitee is simply waiting for something “better” to possibly come along. One of the sad parts about the demise of the RSVP is that relationships often suffer due to hosts’ resultant hurt feelings and frustration. It is perfectly polite, however, for hosts to call friends to ask if they plan to attend. Anyone who receives an invitation has an important obligation to reply as soon as possible.(Emily Post)

When  you receive an RSVP.  Don’t wait. The mom usually gives you a stamp on the self addressed envelope.  Could it be any easier.  Also, evite invitations for birthdays…same thing. Answer it Yes or No.  The maybe doesn’t make sense to me.  If it’s a maybe, pick up the phone and call or email the situation.  So much money is spent on parties and no one knows ones finances.

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