This article is part of our Don’t do that. Do this instead series.*
Who doesn’t love a party?
I suppose that’s a loaded question because some people don’t actually ‘love a party’. But there the invitation sits: on your mantel, in your inbox, lurking in your voicemail.
So, whether you can’t wait to arrive, and out stay your welcome (that’s a different post), or you want to make a brief appearance and leave early, you need to reply to the invitation.
Neglect to RSVP: DON’T DO THAT
These days the idea of letting your host know that you are (or are not) going to attend an event – an event to which you have been so graciously invited – seems to be something that people think is ‘optional’.
I repeat, not replying is not optional.
Whether it’s a wedding, an office event or a backyard BBQ, if you’ve been invited you MUST reply.