Friday, August 13, 2010
Over the last several years I have noticed a huge decline in people RSVPing. What is the deal with this? Have we become so self absorbed with our busy schedules that we don't take into the consideration that this is very helpful, or rather necessary, in planning a party? Not only can this save the host/hostess a great deal of money (not overbuying for fear of not having enough), not being fully prepared (not buying enough thinking people weren't attending) and the sheer stress of wondering if you'll have guests at your event!
It's hard for me to wrap my mind around not RSVPing these day with as much technology we have to stay-in-touch with each other. I have started adding my email address to invitations for people to email a response, as it seems to me people don't even want to pick up the phone, but that hasn't even helped. Shoot me a text, give me a shout out on FaceBook...I don't care, just please RSVP! OH....and in a timely manner...a minimum of 5 days before the scheduled event! : )
I have heard so many people discussing this when they're planning an event. I wish I could say I'm totally innocent on this subject, but I have to admit I have been guilty of this act!
In what manner do you ask invitees to RSVP?
Posted by Cari @ Socially Circled at 6:55 PM