13 November 2011
People Who Don't Respond To Invitations!
Don't respond promptly.....
I don't even require a definitive answer...
simply an acknowledgement of the invitation would be
Here's what the deal boils down to..
I love to entertain around the holidays.
My sweetie also likes to have people to our home.
We like the planning even....
once Halloween is over,
I usually pull up the calendar on my Mac
and start to scheme...
I love to have as many as can come...
especially at Thanksgiving.
We have children with parents other than ourselves,
so we are aware that the kids may not be with us on that day.
We also have extended family near by.
We have friends with no family near by.
We like to extend our invitation to others, who have
no place to go for dinner that day.
We can make it work.
I send the invitations
early, so that consultations and plans can be adjusted,
if need be. I even gave a "drop dead" response date in the form
of "Please respond by;"
why don't people,
at the very least,
respond with something like
"I received the invitation, and we are still making our plans. We will let you know asap!"
Not one acknowledgement...
except my parents,
who are delighted to be a part of...
and confirmed that the invitation went out.
Is this what you experience?
Do you entertain?
Does your family respond?
What about birthday parties?
Do you host them?
Do people respond to your invitations?
I hosted a bridal shower
sent honest to goodness printed
invitations of heavy card stock
(which I love)
and slightly half of the invitees responded.
People attended that never acknowledged my invitation.
What's that all about?
If you have a tried and true method of
I am starting to feel a bit desperate...