How to Respond to Invitations

Ever received an invitation to a party or other get-together? You better respond to it. But if you don't know how to respond, this article gives you some steps which can help you figure out what to write when responding to invitations.

Steps

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    Send invitations of a party to people two to three weeks ahead of time.
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    Write the name of the person at whose house the party will be held first, when more than one person is hosting a party. If one host is a lot older than the others, write his/her name first. Clearly state where the event is and where acceptances and requests are to be sent. Use RSVP (French for "Respondez, s'il vous plait," or "Respond if you please.")
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    Reply to invitations when it is imminent that you will not be able to make it (with regrets only).
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    Extend telephone invitations for all but very formal dinners.
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    Respond to invitations as soon as you can.

Tips

  • You are not obligated to state a reason when you decline an invitation, but it is more polite.

Things You'll Need

  • Invitation to reply to.
  • Paper and pen (typed invitations work too, but paper and pen is better and leaves a more permissible mark on the invitation)
  • Telephone for some invitations.

Article Info

Categories: Invitations