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by epi on April 9, 2012

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Dani April 9, 2012 at 11:28 am

Hi, I have an rsvp question. I am curious if I should reply to the guest who have rsvp’d that they will not be attending? Also, should I reply to the guest that are attending or does the invitiation suffice?
Thanks for your help!

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Alicia April 9, 2012 at 11:59 am

No you do not need to. If someone sends a written RSVP or a voice mail RSVP that is the end of that conversation. If verbal on the phone or in person it would be wierd not to say something like “Great it will be fun” or “well thats is a shame we will miss you”

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polite punk April 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I have a wedding gift question: I am still very close with a group of 10 or so high school friends, one of whom is getting married in August. Four of us are in the wedding. In the past, we have always given one large gift together (either an actual item or an experience depending on the couple). Is it still appropriate to do this if some of us are in the wedding or should the bridesmaids not be a part of the large group gift? thanks!

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Alicia April 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm

If the 9 of you want to do this then you absolutely should being bridesmaids does not need to change your gift giving.

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CC April 10, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I concur with Alicia. Note that the bridesmaids will give their own group gift to the bride.

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Ruth April 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm

My last name is hyphenated – as in Mylastname-Husband’slastname. When having something monogrammed, which initials do I use? First, Middle, Mylast?

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