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Etiquette Series: The RSVP

While I understand the prim and proper etiquette schools and books have become a thing of the past I feel as though there is still a place for some etiquette guidance … especially when it comes to interacting with others {and where else do you interact the most, than at gatherings and events}.  So my etiquette series is continuing with the all important RSVP.

Before we get into the rights and wrongs of this request let’s first talk about exactly what it stands for and what it means. RSVP is an abbreviation of the French phrase “Répondez s’il vous plaît.” Translated it simply means “reply, if you please”.  While that is the correct translation, it should be replaced with “Please Respond” because if you have ever hosted an event before you know how important it is to know who is {or how many are} attending.

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What To {and not to} Include On Your Invitations

Let me preface here that I am talking about invitations for events like showers, birthdays and dinner parties.  I AM NOT talking about wedding invitations because they are a whole different animal and require a totally separate post all on their own.  With that being said I wanted to talk about the information that you should {and shouldn’t} put on your invitations to leave your guests with no questions – but also not giving them a novel to remember.

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Baby Shower, Etiquette

The Controversial Baby Sprinkle

Having hosted both a few Baby Showers and a few Baby Sprinkles I have heard it all.  Should you have one if you are having the same sex baby again? Aren’t Baby Showers for your first baby only? Do Baby Sprinkles appear greedy? Why can’t we celebrate all children being born, not just the first one?  The thoughts and opinions can {and will} go both ways.  Since Baby Sprinkles are relatively new on the scene  there is little to go on, etiquette wise, so what I’d like to offer a few different view points to help you guide your way though hosting, attending or being the momma of honor at a Baby Sprinkle.

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Graduation Announcements – What You Need To Know

Summer is almost here! You know what that means – graduation! Whether your senior is graduating high school, college or more I’ve got the low down on Graduation Announcements.  Let’s first point out that there are two different types that are floating around out there.  The traditional announcement which shares the name, school, and perhaps the next steps in schooling and then there is the invitation announcement which shares the same information but also includes invitation information to a graduation ceremony / party.  No matter which you are sending out {or receiving} I’ve curated the who, when, and why etiquette for you.

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