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One of the things I’ve learned over the last (almost) 10 years of planning weddings is that there are MANY people who do not know how to properly RSVP. It’s very frustrating to people who are planning events (i.e. brides, grooms, their families, and their planners) that people do not understand the basic etiquette behind this. If you do not know how to properly RSVP, this one is for you! Brides, feel free to share this so your guests will (hopefully) not leave you hanging.
RSVP comes from a French term that means “please respond.” Response cards are formatted and have different criteria depending on the nature of the event. But the absolute most important thing about RSVPing is to DO IT! And do it by the date that is listed on the response card. The hosts of the event are literally waiting on you to make all the final decisions regarding the wedding – ceremony seating, day of stationery (programs, place cards), reception seating (tables, chairs, linens, centerpieces), food and drink count and more! No one wants to have to be making those decisions the week of their wedding. Put frankly – don’t be rude, RSVP on time!
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The reason you are being invited to a wedding is because someone loves you and wants to be with you as they celebrate their marriage! Please be respectful and RSVP promptly and accurately. They will appreciate it more than you know!