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Respondez S’il Vous Plait

February 23, 2010
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Ever wondered what the acronym RSVP stands for?  ^^^^ that’s it.

Yes, it’s French.  Loosely translated to English it means ‘please respond’.

You’ll see this acronym many times in your lifetime, I’d bet.  You’ll see it on wedding invitations, baby shower invitations, dinner party invites, bridal shower invites, etc. 

When you receive an invitation to an event it is highly proper to respond if asked.  The person inviting you would like to know your response because there may be food and other financially related items for the event and would like to know if you plan to attend so they can plan accordingly.  If you don’t respond, you are being very rude.

Here’s a link to a website that talks about how to use proper RSVP etiquette:

How to Use Proper RSVP Etiquette

So, the next time you get an invitation in the mail to an event and the invitation reads “RSVP” or “Regrets Only”, please respond in a timely manner so that the host of the party can plan ahead. 

Have you ever planned an event and had several people not respond?  How did you feel about it?

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