Have you ever received an invitation to a wedding, dinner party, or another event that included an RSVP request? If you have questions about what it means, why someone would request it, or what to do, you’re not alone. It’s common for people to have RSVP on the invitation so they can get a head count for planning purposes.
-Respond in a timely manner: We understand that we are all busy, but take the time to respond, as the host took the time to send you an invitation. This will give the host the chance to prepare in advance.
-Show up: If you do respond with a ‘yes’ to the request, then show up! Try to stick to your word, as the host is planning for you to be there. In proper RSVP etiquette, don’t miss the party unless you are ill or there is an emergency.
-Be Respectful: The host has given a lot of thought to the list of invitees, so read the invite carefully, and respect their request. Don’t even ask..”May I bring?..” If they are extending a plus one, then it will be noted ‘and guest’ on the invitation.
Bottom line, it may just be an RSVP to you, but for the host, it is a lot of time, energy, money, and necessary for throwing an event! Don’t be that person that the host has to call or text to get an answer because you forgot to respond.