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In the invitation letters, what should I fill in to the fields "Honoring", "Given by" and "R.S.V.P"?

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Honoring describes who the event will honor. (For a wedding invitation, it would be the name of the bride and groom).

Given by describes who is hosting the event. (For a wedding, it's often the parents of the bride or groom).

RSVP would describe how the people invited should respond, saying whether or not they plan to attend. In the case where an invitation is sent with a postage-paid reply card, this might simply be a no later than date (e.g., by May 11, 2012). For a more informal party, it might have a phone number or email address instead.

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"Honoring": The subject of the occasion and event. E.g. The Birthday Boy

"Given by" : The person hosting the event Eg. The Mother

"R.V.S.P." means to reply as soon as possible, except it's a French word, so the initials don't correspond to English:

RSVP or Rsvp (or either of these with a period inserted after each letter) is a request for a response from the invited person. It is an initialism derived from the French phrase répondez s'il vous plaît, meaning "Please respond if it pleases you."

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...so you do not put anything next to RSVP, just leave it at the end as a request to the addressee. (By the way please, if it pleases you, is as tautologous in French as in English) – TimLymington Feb 29 '12 at 11:41
On this form, the "RSVP" field is for the address to which invitees should send their response. – slim Mar 1 '12 at 4:04

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