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Your Manners Matter Party Invitation - Responding

Travel Host Magazine
January 2010
Page 10

Party Invitation - Responding 
This time of year, individuals and companies usually spend great expense on holiday entertaining. Written invitations will often ask for a much needed reply. Today, I often hear about people showing up without replying or replying too close to the time of the party…even on the day of.

Do you know how to properly reply to an invitation?

The reply request information is an important part of the invite. It is located on the bottom left of the invitation and typically called the R.S.V.P...  French for “Repondez s’il vous plait”, it translates to “please reply.”

Not responding to an invitation is considered impolite. So whether you plan on attending or not, etiquette suggests invitations be replied to within one week of receipt.

Please pay close attention to this considerate act of social and professional courtesy.

 

 

Author: Cynthia Grosso

Source: Travel Host Magazine

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