(Closed) NWR rsvp etiquette

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What should I do?
    nothing, assume everyone is coming unless they call : (1 votes)
    2 %
    try to get numbers and call them : (16 votes)
    38 %
    send a facebook message to each : (25 votes)
    60 %
    other (please specify) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    2716 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I send a FB message or try and call them. 

    Post # 4
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    3304 posts
    Sugar bee

    Facebook them!

    Post # 5
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    7683 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If they haven’t responded to an invite they may not respond to FB either. I would call them on the phone.

    Post # 6
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    2488 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I had a 35 invite shower invites got sent out a month ago and there have been only about 3 or 4 RSVPs but I have heard people are coming from other people but they did not RSVP so sometimes people just donT! its a bummer

    Post # 7
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    5095 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Diaper party?

    If that’s an autocorrect for dinner party, it will make me so happy.

    Post # 8
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    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @mightywombat:  A diaper party is a small baby shower for a mom who already has everything, has already had a traditional shower, or is having baby #2+.  You typically only bring diapres and wipes as gifts to this type of party.  Think of it as a mini-baby shower.

    Post # 9
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    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    To OP, Facebook first, then call.  For whatever reason parents have not been teaching their children to RSVP to invitations with yes and no responses.  It helps to put a line that says: “RSVP by DATE or hostess will assume you are not attending.”  With that few it would be terrible if you prepared and nobody showed up; I would suggest preparing for 75% of the total invited just in case.

     

    Post # 10
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    5095 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @beachbride1216:  Ooooh, gotcha!!  Sorry, I had never heard that term before.

    Pity. I would have loved it if that was an iphone autocorrect. 😉

    Post # 11
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    1696 posts
    Bumble bee

    @woodchuck:  Did you ask for a reply on the invitation? Did you provide a phone number and/or email address for them to reply at?

    In the imaginary world of traditional etiquette wherein I prefer to live, neither of these is necessary: well-bred people know that they need to reply promptly (on the same day that the invitation was received) and always reply in the same form as that whereby the invitation was extended — in writing to an invitation received by post — so they can use the return address that was on the invitation.

    But in the real world, most people think not saying “R.s.v.p.” means they can drop in or not as the spirit moves them on the day of the party; and some people don’t know what “R.s.v.p.” means so they don’t reply even if you do use that acronym (it is better form to use the phrase “the favour of a reply is requested”); and very few of those who do reply know where to find their stamps and personal stationery, let alone the mailbox.

    When I sent out invitations during the postal strike last summer, I sent them by email and got 97% responses immediately — and the missing responses turned out to be invitations that were never received because the invitees were on vacation. Even when I send paper invitations I routinely get replies by Facebook and email. The wheel of time has turned and practically, you will be wise to do what you can to facilitate electronic replies. Give each friend a friendly personal face-book message along the lines of “hey, you coming on Friday night?” to which they can easily hit “reply”.

    Post # 13
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    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    this is bad but i honestly only rsvp if i am coming to an event.

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