Ok, I just need to vent. I have organised a few things over the years: from my children’s birthday parties to my Mums 50th, Tupperware/nutrimetics/Thermomix etc. parties, and so on. And the thing that really gets me is that even when I write “please RSVP by (insert date here)” people still don’t RSVP! I would think that if someone goes to the effort of writing a RSVP date on it, people would go to the 5 second effort to actually respond. These days, RSVP-ing is so easy (generally sms or a single click on Facebook), so why don’t people do it? It’s particulaly frustrating when it’s for a child’s birthday party. The last one I organised (it was my daughters 1st birthday) half the people didn’t bother RSVP-ing. That meant that when you consider children and accompanying parents, there was a potential 26 people that may or may not show up, making catering somewhat difficult (!). I ended up having to contact everyone (luckily, as they all ended up turning up), but still remain kinda annoyed that I had to. I’ve got another event coming up soon, and it’s the same thing, I’m still waiting on RSVP’s. Would love if people would shed some light on why RSVP’ing seems to be going out of fashion. To me, it just seems rude to not RSVP, and really inconsiderate to the host.
Posted anonymously, 9th December 2014