RSVP

Is it just me or have you noticed that people just don’t RSVP anymore? The thing is that times have changed, and people just don’t do things like they once have. I mean when is the last time you actually sat down and wrote a letter, or checked out a book at the library.

Because of technology we often forget about some of those basics that once were the gold standard. RSVPing happens to be one of those things that people have gotten away from, and forgotten why it is even necessary.

So we’ve put together a few guidelines to help you out and keep you out of the dog house with your host.

First off what the heck does RSVP really mean? RSVP stands for Repondez s’il vous plait which translates from French to “Please Respond”. I know this may seem like a no brainer and you’ve probably even wondered what the big deal was if you did or did not RSVP. And then you didn’t know why people tended to get so bent out of shape if you happened to cancel or no- show to an event. Well, it’s because when it comes to planning, your host uses those hard numbers (those who have RSVP’d yes) to actually purchase the food, arrange seating, and book a venue for the event. An extra 10 guests can make a huge difference in the budget, and overall quality of the event.

So, when should one RSVP? Here’s where you want to be extremely considerate. Always respond as soon as possible and certainly no later than date requested by your host. Your host has given you a date in order for them to have time on their end to plan the best event possible.

Is it just me or have you noticed that people just don’t RSVP anymore? The thing is that times have changed, and people just don’t do things like they once have. I mean when is the last time you actually sat down and wrote a letter, or checked out a book at the library.

Because of technology we often forget about some of those basics that once were the gold standard. RSVPing happens to be one of those things that people have gotten away from, and forgotten why it is even necessary.

So we’ve put together a few guidelines to help you out and keep you out of the dog house with your host.

First off what the heck does RSVP really mean? RSVP stands for Repondez s’il vous plait which translates from French to “Please Respond”. I know this may seem like a no brainer and you’ve probably even wondered what the big deal was if you did or did not RSVP. And then you didn’t know why people tended to get so bent out of shape if you happened to cancel or no- show to an event. Well, it’s because when it comes to planning, your host uses those hard numbers (those who have RSVP’d yes) to actually purchase the food, arrange seating, and book a venue for the event. An extra 10 guests can make a huge difference in the budget, and overall quality of the event.

So, when should one RSVP? Here’s where you want to be extremely considerate. Always respond as soon as possible and certainly no later than date requested by your host. Your host has given you a date in order for them to have time on their end to plan the best event possible.