What does RSVP stand for?

Répondez s'il vous plaît

RSVP means répondez s'il vous plaît, which is a French saying understood plainly as "Please respond" or "Respond as soon as possible." It is often seen on invitations to events that require a head count of attendees.

RSVPs are helpful to the host of the event as it allows them to plan for the amount of food to prepare and the amount of space they have available. You will most likely see it on a wedding or birthday invitation followed by contact information and the date to respond by.


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RSVP means
RSVP means Répondez s'il vous plaît

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Updated September 8, 2016

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