Variations Sometimes you will see “Regrets Only”
along with the R.S.V.P. This means that the host/hostess will be
planning on you to attend unless you contact them otherwise.
Canceling your reservation Proper etiquette demands that you never back
out of a previous commitment, but we all have those times when something
comes up (emergency room trip, funeral, or that you’re just
plain sick). Take five minutes and give him/her a ringy-ding and
let them know that you won’t be able to attend. This will
help them plan for having a fewer people and allow for adjustments.
A final note Please, please, PLEASE! If you receive an invite
and R.S.V.P. information, respond! It is the one thing you can do
to help keep your host happy in the last few days or weeks before