(Closed) Is it odd to have people RSVP if you are not having a dinner?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
853 posts
Busy bee

Absolutely have people RSVP

Post # 4
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

They should definitely RSVP!

Post # 5
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Why would it be odd? A lunch or dinner is still the same concept. Sometimes people even have breakfast weddings but people are still being served a meal. 

Post # 7
949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t think it’s weird at all! You still have a number of people to provide food, chairs, beverages, and perhaps other things for. I guess you could maybe skip RSVPing for a cake and punch reception, but you’d probably still be seating people for some portion of the proceedings.

Post # 8
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

the whole idea of RSVP is to count how many heads are coming so you know how much food/drink to provide.

If you need headcount on food, I don’t see why not send out RSVP.  But I would address on your invite that there will be a late lunch provided.

Post # 9
13673 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s not weird at all to RSVP!  You’d need to get an accurate count somehow!

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