It’s National Etiquette Week! The goal is to raise social awareness in all areas of American life, and I’ll be sharing quick tips that align with this year’s theme: “Little Things Matter.” I hope you’ll follow along and share these posts that you’ll find throughout the week here, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
One of the top complaints that I receive from brides and others planning events, is that that receiving timely RSVPs from invited guests has become a challenge. In an effort to ease the frustration that comes with a lack of response to invitations, please consider the following:
What - RSVP is an abbreviation of Réspondez s’il vous plaît. Translated from French to English, “Please reply,” means the invitation requires a response concerning your availability to attend an upcoming event.
Why - Your host is making plans to properly accommodate guests who will attend the event. As every guest has a cost and space requirement, your invitation is a social contract that allows both host and guest to be certain that everyone enjoys the event comfortably.
When - Always respond right away, but no later than the RSVP date printed on the invitation. A prompt reply is always appreciated and shows excitement about the event.