Video:Tips on How to RSVPwith Bonnie Zaiss
You've been invited to a party, but first you need to know how to RSVP. Here are some tips on how to RSVP to a party.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips on How to RSVPHello, I'm Bonnie Zaiss for About.com. You've been invited to a party. It could be a card in the mail or an electronic invite. How do you RSVP?
How to RSVP to Electronic InvitationsYour invitation could be an electronic invite or from the mail. Even if you're not computer savvy, electronic invites are easy to reply to. The invite will include the party details including date, time and logistics. You simply click yes, no or maybe. There may also be options to add a guest and to write a note.
How to RSVP to Formal GatheringsFor a formal gathering consider writing a detailed note. For example:
Mr. & Mrs. Smith joyfully accept the invitation to the 50th birthday of Debbie Clark on Sunday, September 19th at the downtown Hilton hotel on 18th and Curtis in Denver, CO.
Be sure to look to see if there's a deadline for the RSVP and respond before that date. If there is no deadline, reply as soon as possible.
How to RSVP to Mailed InvitationsWhen receiving invites in the mail, your host may include a stamped self-addressed RSVP. You'll find that more with formal occasions. Be sure to send it right away.
Some invitations are "Regrets Only." That means your host is assuming you'll be there and will only RSVP if you cannot attend.
Casual parties, like a BBQ, may ask for a phone call or no RSVP at all. Just take a look at the details and follow-up as soon as possible.
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