If you have ever planned an event, you know how important receiving the RSVP is.
Do you plan for 10 or 50? Do you spend $50 or $300 on food? Do you have seating for 15 or 150?
How hard is it to respond to an RSVP request?
It’s fairly simple actually –
You get an invitation. You check your calendar. You talk to your family.
Can you go? Yes – you RSVP. Can you go? No – you RSVP.
It ain’t rocket science.
But, apparently, to some people, an RSVP is beyond their skill set.
Why don’t people respond to an RSVP?
Are they waiting for something better to come along to take up that portion on their activity calendar? Or do they just not care about the person planning the event?
My mother taught me better.
If we had something else planned that day, we would RSVP our regrets. And stick with it.
And for “yes” – Even if I didn’t want to go to Laura’s lame old 10th birthday party that day, I went. Because I RSVP’d I would be there.
An RSVP is an obligation. An RSVP is a promise.
Old fashioned? Maybe.
I think it’s just good manners.
Have you ever planned a party?
Do your prospective guests RSVP?
Have you ever been disappointed by a party turn-out?