Have you ever hosted a fabulous party and to your surprise, a handful of unexpected guests arrived? Well dear readers this has happened to me a time or two so I can relate! I co-hosted a beautiful baby shower with my girlfriends last year, and as we all cooed over the precious little outfits and plush blankets for the sweet bundle of joy, the doorbell continued to ring, and nearly 10 unexpected guests arrived (they declined to RSVP). Of course we warmly invited them in and had planned ahead (always better to have too much!) so there were plenty of sparkling champagne and delicious petit fours. However, often times not RSVP’ing – say to a wedding for instance – can put the host or hostess in a bit of a pinch since an accurate headcount is needed before the nuptials take place. To help you shine like the gracious guest that you are and have your friends and family fawning over you for always RSVPing on time, follow these quick RSVP etiquette tips. Enjoy!