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How to decline an invitation without burning bridges

krishna murthy
Declining an invitation can be done without hurting the host’s feelings.
So, how do you quickly and politely decline an invitation?
So, how do you quickly and politely decline an invitation?
Always sincerely thank the person for inviting you.
Use words like, I am sorry to disappoint you, but I will be pretty busy that day. Can we reschedule?
Be honest when giving any explanations.
Send a congratulatory note and a gift, if appropriate.
Offer an alternative time to get together.
Where possible, follow up after the event to ask how it went.
If you cannot attend, you can send someone to represent you.
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