RSVPing to wedding invites is a social etiquette minefield!
Michael D. Higgins gave us an exemplary lesson in how to respond gracefully.
Our Dublin Talks producer Katie Makk recently sent Michael D an invitation to her wedding. To her surprise he sent her a beautiful letter regretfully informing her that he couldn't attend.
Now we're biased but isn't he the soundest President in the world?
The full letter read:
"Dear Katie and Alan,
President Higgins has asked me to thank you most sincerely for your kind invitation to attend at the celebration of your wedding on..(blurred)
Your thoughtfulness in extending the invitation is very much appreciated but the President regrets that, due to the extent of his commitments, it is not possible for him to accept.
The President would like to wish you both every happiness for the future."