How to Write a Formal RSVP to an Invitation the Right Way

Receiving a formal invitation is always fun! A new and exciting up coming event to get ready and prepare for. The first step is deciding if you and your family are available to attend the event. If the answer is yes, then shouldn’t you put in the time to write a formal RSVP! But how you ask! Its simple! Follow the guidelines below and show your host that you can be formal too!

You first need to find out how the host of the event would like you to respond, its usually 1 of 3 ways. Phone, email, or Letter, some even include an RSVP card with and envelope. It is always nice to put the time into writing a hand written note compared to typed it shows that you took the time and really appreciate the invite!

Here are some quick tips before we begin the letter.

– Keep it short the host really only wants to know if you will be able to make it to the event. They don’t need your whole life story and why you are so excited to attend! So making it brief will be helpful to them in the long run.

– Get your response back to the host in a timely manner. They need to be able to start planning ahead for the even.

When writing your formal RSVP try and stick with the same wording used on the invitation. Begin your note with the host parties names…
Mr and Mrs James we are glad to accept or another word of your choice with the same meaning. Such as, happily, gratefully and so on. If you cannot attend the event say something along the lines of we regret that will be unable to attend, then follow the same guidelines. Next you will want to include the name and date of the event. Finish it all up with a nice and pleasant closing. Like, Truly yours or with love.

So in a nut shell it should look something like this…

Mr. and Mrs. James,

We are glad to accept your invitation to Becky and Nicks Wedding on June 12, 2009 and the Hilltop Golf Course.

All our love,
The Jones Family

Its that simple! You could even seal the envelope with a cute little sticker or decorate the back with a stamp of your choice. Something that corresponds to the event. Your host will appreciate the short amount of time you spent sending your reply!

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