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RSVP - a dying protocol?

Posted by on May. 5, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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I am throwing my SiL a baby shower next weekend and we sent out about 25 invitations almost a month ago asking for RSVPs by today. I have received four. FOUR!!! In my opinion, it is tacky and unacceptable. A friend of mine is putting together favor bags and I can not tell her how many to make. I dont know how many cake pops to make. And i can't go to the store to buy culs, plates, etc without an estimate on how many people are going to show up. WtFH!!!!! Ladies, do you RSVP when asked to do so?
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Stephanie329
by Platinum Member on May. 5, 2012 at 5:27 PM
Yes, I do RSVP.
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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on May. 5, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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My son's birthday party is tomorrow. Out of 30+ invitations we've had 4 RSVPs. So somewhere between 4 and 30 will be there. Awesome.
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jehosoba84
by Jenn on May. 5, 2012 at 5:36 PM

 I do rsvp. Noone else does tho. Hell, family members don't even call sometimes when I'm expecting them somewhere and they don't show.

LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2012 at 5:37 PM
It is so frustrating, isn't it!!! I either have to feed 40 some people (if most bring a plus one) or 10.


Quoting LauraKW:

My son's birthday party is tomorrow. Out of 30+ invitations we've had 4 RSVPs. So somewhere between 4 and 30 will be there. Awesome.

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Playitagain
by Member on May. 5, 2012 at 5:37 PM
I get more upset when people rsvp and then don't show up without a call. I threw my kids a birthday last year and none of them showed for my son, 3 or 4 for my daughter. It was horrible even though several rsvpd.
I think its just one of those things, I've noticed though its getting popular to get rsvps for things that are too an email address.
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Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on May. 5, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I think we know the same people. I almost always RSVP.

I will say that I was surprised to get graduation announcements from family members that I only seem to see at funerals. One was for my cousin's son. This lovely woman has yet to acknowledge our marriage, the birth of my children let alone send a christmas card. I laughed out loud when I saw their name on the return address of the envelope. I won't be RSVPing to that.

Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on May. 5, 2012 at 5:38 PM


Quoting LauraKW:

My son's birthday party is tomorrow. Out of 30+ invitations we've had 4 RSVPs. So somewhere between 4 and 30 will be there. Awesome.

That sucks!

Angeldolphine
by Member on May. 5, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Couldn't you text, facebook or call the people? It is something not done by the younger generation.

LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2012 at 5:46 PM
I dont know any of the people who havent rsvpd. My brother is supposed to get on the people. Everybody had both my phone # and my email address.


Quoting Angeldolphine:

Couldn't you text, facebook or call the people? It is something not done by the younger generation.


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andiemomo3
by Andie on May. 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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RSVP should be done by every generation. Its just common courtesy. I don't care how old you are. If you are asked to tell someone you're coming, then do it. Or don't come. I would never show up at a party that I didn't RSVP to. Horrible manners and rude.

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