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    *Moan alert* - but I'm having a right old grump at people who don't RSVP when asked to!

    I sent out well over 50 invites to my Open House yesterday, mostly email but also handed out some cards as well, all asking to RSVP as I was offering refreshments and wanted an idea of how many mince pies I might need.

    Now some replied that they were coming, which was great & very exciting (and they all turned up too) some replied and said they weren't coming, which was a shame but I appreciated them telling me and I knew not to expect them. BUT over half didn't reply at all - or turn up, which in my opinion is just rude. I'd never just ignore an invite and would always say if I was coming or not and I know there's always one or two who don't respond but so many, I was quite surprised. Is it just me?

    Anyway, the Open House went well, didn't have loads of people come but those that did really seemed to like my things and all bought something, which is always a big thrill. So I did enjoy it and was glad I did it, but it was awful waiting for people not knowing if they were actually coming or not. Ah well! Moan over (for now )
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    Firstly well done on getting it organised and on your sales. Personally I am really old fashioned about responding so would have done. However as it is such a busy time of year it isn't always easy to know for sure whether you can get to something like this and a lot of illness going around too - I know 'cos I feel lousy right now! Anyhow well done!
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    • #3
      thanks Jan, like I say, I did actually enjoy it, despite my moan! But I did give out my email, text & home phone no's to make it really easy for people to reply and everyone who knows me knows I've always got my mobile glued to my side and it doesn't take 5 mins to send a text saying sorry can't come.

      Hope you're feeling better soon too x
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      • #4
        I always RSVP with a negative or positive, I think it is rude not to but I had the same problem and more turned up that I had thought, which was good on the selling front but annoying for the catering. So not many nibbles supplied.

        It does seem to be the trend now, perhaps some etiquette lessons should be in order, this was something we were taught at school along with sending Thank You notes for gifts etc.

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        • #5
          I am terrible at sending RSVPs *hangs her head in shame*

          I do mean to, I just forget a lot of the time. I hardly ever get invited to anything though! I have RSVPd to two weddings, but the children get lots of party invitations and I hardly ever RSVP to them
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          • #6
            Glad it went well,
            Sarah

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            • #7
              I invited my in - laws for Christmas on Oct 4th. Still have no idea whether or not they are coming, I think its just bad manners!! Selina

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              • #8
                I think it's polite to do so, but it's usual to expect that plenty of people won't. Grrr.

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                • #9
                  I'm afraid of guilty of not always responding , I do mean to but having a bubble for a brain I soon forget, luckily most of my family and friends know what I'm like and make allowances for me !

                  The last time I invited my mum and dad for Christmas they said they would see what my other sister was doing 1st ( i lived down the road,she lived in another county !) , needles to say they went there so I didn't invite them again, once bitten and all that
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                  • #10
                    I TOTALLY agree !!!! Iv sent out some invites to my daughters 4th birthday to some of her nursery friends. Out of 15 invites, only 4 have RSVP'ed. I now have no idea if any more than 4 are coming !!! nightmare.
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