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What is the common understanding or usage of the acronym "R.S.V.P."?


I always thought that R.S.V. P. was a request for a response to an invitation, both whether you could attend or whether you couldn't attend. But lately I've been involved in arranging some events where we requested invitees to RSVP, but have received few or no responses. When we've called to remind people of the invitation, they would often say "I can't make it, so I didn't bother to RSVP." Is this correct? I thought you were expect to respond both if you were planning to attend, or if you were sending your regrets. Is there a new interpretation of RSVP when requested on an invitation?

 

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    Donna Herron (purl3agony) 21 months ago

    Yes, it's sad to say, but I think you are right about people not responding. Thanks for your comments and answer.

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    Donna Herron (purl3agony) 21 months ago

    Hi Marian - Yes we always give a phone number and email to send their responses. It's been very frustrating and creates more work because we have to call all the invitees to remind them to respond. Thanks so much for your answer and comments!

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Valerie Trapani (bellaluna53) says

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    Donna Herron (purl3agony) 21 months ago

    Yes, I agree. Thanks so much for your comments!