What does "RSVP" mean?

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RSVP is an acronym for the French words "répondez, s'il vous plaît," which translates as "please reply." It generally comes with an invitation, and the host is asking recipients to state if they accept or decline.

The acronym RSVP commonly gets used as a verb, as in "Please RSVP by..." It relates to Western etiquette rules for formal invitations, typically written ones. However, Internet-based invitations often also include some form of an RSVP. Etiquette rules state that invitation recipients should respond quickly, typically in the same form as the invitation. Wedding invitations usually include an RSVP card. Quite often, modern invitations include the phrase "regrets only," meaning that recipients need only reply if they are declining the invitation.

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1. Fill out the RSVP card that was sent with your wedding invitation. Most wedding invitations include an RSVP card with a structured template. For example, an RSVP card might begin
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1. Receiving an invitation with an R. S. V. P is asking your courtesy to communicate back to the person who sent you that invitation. Most often times this is an organized event planning
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Knowing how to write a formal RSVP to an invitation can come in handy if you receive an invitation to a formal event with no enclosed RSVP card. An RSVP indicates your intention to
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R.S.V.P. stands for a French phrase, "répondez, s'il vous plaît, which means "please reply.
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RSVP
[ahr-es-vee-pee]
VERB (USED WITHOUT OBJECT) [RSVPED, RSVP'D, RSVPING, RSVP'ING.]
1.
to reply to an invitation: Don't forget to RSVP before Thursday.
NOUN [PLURAL RSVP'S.]
2.
a reply to an invitation: He sent a lovely bouquet of flowers with his RSVP.
3.
(used on an invitation to indicate that the favor of a reply is requested).
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