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So, my current pet peeve is…Why does the general population think that it is no longer necessary to RSVP to social events (weddings, showers, dinner parties, book club, etc.) to which they are invited? Whether you are accepting or declining the invitation, I think that regardless it is just common courtesy to respond in a timely manner. According to Emily Post, one should respond within one or two days of receiving an invitation to an event. Now, I realize that may be a bit aggressive for the present day, but in it really all comes down to respect for the host or hostess of said event. As soon as you know if you can attend – take a moment to let your host know! Most invitations these days even welcome responses via email, allowing guests to respond at their convenience.

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