Friday, February 27, 2009

RSVP etiquette?

Last Thursday (over a week ago), I sent out a paper invitation with a lovely poem inviting people to my annual chili party requesting an RSVP with my phone number/ e-mail. Usually, by this time, several people would have RSVP'd. This year, TWO people have RSVP'd and both can't come (out of about 70 people). I wonder if everyone is just stressed (see previous post) like me or if there is something else wrong... I could also be overanalyzing the situation. The party is a week away... I am hoping the RSVPs start rolling in...

By the way, I gave up Facebook until March 6th (exam day)! I am feeling a little less stressed- thanks to your comments... one thing at a time!

4 comments:

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

I love paper invitations--one nice thing about evites is that evite sends out a rsvp reminder 1-2 times which helps remind people to rsvp. I have had this problem before too and always over purchase because of it.

Piper Jacquelyn said...

People have gotten really awful about RSVP-ing. My friend has parties all the time & always gets frustrated that people don't do it! Hopefully someday etiquette will be more important like it used to be!

Miss Janice said...

People who do not Rsvp...my goodness, an etiquette faux pas! I totally understand your feelings. Your only choice is to phone them before the event and say something like "You never replied...and I wasn't sure how many guests would be dining with me..." Now, YOU are cordially invited to attend a Lilly Fashion Show next week. You can stop by my blog post today for the details. I sure hope to see you then!

Anonymous said...

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