RSVP - a love hate

I can’t begin to tell you how many clients get aggravated with a lack of response on events.

Doesn’t matter if it’s a birthday or a wedding, why is it so hard to reply? In today’s day and age we are so inclined to just ignore the response requirements.

Please, do yourself and your host a favor - REPLY.

Brides and Grooms pay for your plate, and in most cases end up on the losing end. If you reply that you’re coming, GO. If you reply that you are not coming, and show up, shame on you. The worst? Not replying at all and not offering up a reply when they reach out to you. Be kind.

Even for the first birthday, cake, food, chairs, the whole kit-n-caboodle is ordered and accounted for. Let’s not make mama mad and not reply, okay?

Let’s just go back to the good ol’ days when we said we were or were not coming, and we honored that. Don’t worry, the host won’t be mad with a response, but they will likely be miffed if they’re ignored.

Host/Hostess Tips and Tricks

  • Spreadsheets are your best friends. RAD has a handy one that you will reference for ALL of life events. Makes for easy mailing lists for Christmas cards, birthdays, events, and your BIG day. Here ya go, free of charge.

  • Mail back responses can be numbered with an invisible marker to allow you to identify responses that don’t have names on them. Trust me, this will happen. Every. Time.

  • WAIT UNTIL THE REPLY BY DATE TO REACH OUT TO GUESTS. Yes, I get excited easily too. Hold your horses on hounding guests until the reply date PASSES.

Rachel Kovach