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R.S.V.P.

The term RSVP comes from the French expression “répondez s’il vous plaît”, meaning “please respond”.

If RSVP is written on an invitation it means the invited guest must tell the host whether or not they plan to attend the party. There is no obligation to go to the event, but an obligation to respond immediately.  Take into consideration how the host/hosts may feels. He/She is putting on an event whether large or small and the amount of people going is critical to every aspect of the event.  Your reply can be brief, appropriate to the type of RSVP, and most importantly-TIMELY!

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Filed under: ETIQUETTE, Everyday Manners, Stationery

One Response

  1. darlene says:

    Thank you, I almost didn’t respond to something.

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