(Closed) Missing RSVP's to bridal shower

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Call those that did not RSVP for shower?
    My mother should call/email those guests that did not RSVP : (18 votes)
    82 %
    My mother should not call : (4 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    308 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Is your shower somewhere where you need to know the exact number of people going? Mine was not, we just wanted to get a good idea of how many people so that we would have enough food made. A lot of my RSVP’s came in last minute.

    Post # 4
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I just recently threw a shower for my friend and I had this problem, no one RSVP’d. It drove me crazy. I called everyone and made sure I got an answer from them. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.

    Post # 6
    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @TypeABride2013:  If you don’t need the head count don’t worry. I’ve never had or been to a shower that needed a definate RSVP

    Post # 7
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @TypeABride2013:  We had the same thing happen for one of my daughter’s showers, and we were furious the day of when  people didn’t show or respond. It’s too much trouble to leave a message or make a call, (especially when we made the responses for Regrets Only?) It was also at a restaurant, and we had to pay for them whether they showed or not.

    I didn’t call anyone as I never expected them to not come if they didn’t send their regrets. Would your Mom feel embarrassed making the calls?

    Post # 8
    7647 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    In your cae with needing a number for the restaurant I would have her call, not e-mail and get their answer.

    I just sent out invites to my friends’ shower and no one has RSVP’s yet. If they don’t I will need to all them to get a general idea of how many I can expect. No harm in calling.

    Post # 9
    404 posts
    Helper bee

    Seeing as its paying per person i’d totally call. You don’t want to pay for 10 people who don’t show. Though could you send out an email first? And then call if people don’t reply to that? I think that would also cover the “not wanting to say no over the phone” thing…

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