Wedding Chat with Sande - RSVP!!!

Yes, those are exclamation marks behind a word typed in all caps. I think in techky talk, that means I'm yelling. And yes - I'm yelling. For the love of Christmas - RSVP!

Here's the scenario - you get that beautiful invitation in the mail. Along with an invitation is an RSVP card along with a self-addressed stamped envelope asking that you respond by a certain date. There is a reason for that!!! (Sorry, I really do have to stop yelling.) And how easy is that - you get an envelope and a stamp!

What is “RSVP” anyways? RSVP stands for the French words répondez, s’il vous plaît, which simply means: please reply.

My daughter was married almost 3 years ago and the most stressful part for me was the guest list. A lot of thought goes into who is invited to an event. And if someone thought enough of you to add you to the guest list, then it's just good manners to respond!! But there are valid reasons that a hostess needs to know who is coming:

1. The biggest reason of all - the food. The caterer needs to know how much food you need and how many plates to charge you for. And that is no small thing because a. it's expensive and b. you want to have the right amount of food for your guests.