Yes, this is my question, and I want to hear from you in the comments, especially if you are someone who doesn’t RSVP when invited to an event. I won’t hold it against you, today all judgment’s suspended. I truly want to your help solving one of these mysteries of life!
At the time of this writing, I am seventy-two hours away from helping to host our Mom’s Night Out for our local co-op for homeschooling families. Here are my stats:
- Seventy-four invitations were sent
- Twelve people confirmed they were coming
- Twenty-three answered they were not
- Four women told me they weren’t sure
- Thirty-five women told me nothing
This is a dynamic I find over and over and over again as an event planner. I do not understand when it became the hostess’ responsibility to track down her guests AFTER already extending an invitation.
As a hostess, I also wrestle with the question, “Can I bring something?” I understand potluck’s become the status quo in some circles, but when did it become the norm? I rarely receive hostess gifts or thank you cards anymore, however.
Is this a California dynamic, an under-forty dynamic, or mother of children at home dynamic? What do you think? Why don’t you RSVP or bring a hostess gift when you are invited somewhere? I honestly want to know what you think.
Rocks in the Dryer’s hosting a backwards “Works for me Wednesday” today. That’s why I posted this particular post today. A gazillion people weigh in. Want to be one of them? Pop over to her site and add in a link to YOUR questions for the blogosphere today. But first, leave a comment here, won’t you please?