Whether it is to a wedding, a dinner party, shower or gala event, an invitation comes with some important obligations. Here’s a quick guide to keep you on the guest list.
From the French, it is short for “Répondez, s’il vous plaît,” or, “Please reply.” This little code has been around for a long time and it tells you that your host wants to know if you will attend. Reply promptly, within a day or two of receiving an invitation, and by the RSVP deadline at the latest, if one is given.
Reply in the manner indicated on the invitation:
Don’t even ask! An invitation is extended to the people the hosts want to invite—and no one else.
Make sure to thank your hosts before you leave, and then again by phone or note the next day.