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When people don't rsvp, do you assume they are coming or they aren't coming?

Is it really that hard to rsvp? I gave them our phone number and an email address, a date to rsvp by....ugh. It's for my daughter's 5th b-day party, do I assume those that haven't rsvp'd are coming or aren't coming? I don't want to be short on favors...


Asked by gramsmom at 4:56 PM on Jan. 21, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • The term RSVP comes from the French expression "répondez s'il vous plaît", meaning "please respond". If RSVP is written on an invitation it means the invited guest must tell the host whether or not they plan to attend the party. It does not mean to respond only if you're coming, and it does not mean respond only if you're not coming (the expression "regrets only" is reserved for that instance). It means the host needs a definite head count for the planned event, and needs it by the date specified on the invitation.

    If someone puts RSVP on an invitation, take the 45 seconds to call and tell them you can/cannot attend.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:41 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • Not coming,

    Answer by IamPatSajak at 4:57 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • Not coming. but it is very frustrating when they show up.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 4:59 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • it seems like no one rsvp's these days and it pisses me off ;)

    Answer by DilsMommy at 5:00 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • oh I always make a few extra for just in case.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 5:01 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • i would say not showing up, but you have those people who have no clue what rsvp means. have extras incase.

    Answer by SuzanneL09 at 5:04 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • I would say not coming. But I know a lot of people that don't RSVP then just show up

    Answer by Zacherysmommy08 at 5:04 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • no rsvp= not coming. But just have a few extra favors on hand just in case

    Answer by serioussifL at 5:04 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • I'd take the time to call them and just ask.

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:08 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • I assume not coming. Some people don't think they need to show the courtesy to make a phone call. But just in case they do show, I'd have a few extra favors on hand.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 5:09 PM on Jan. 21, 2010