Hey, readers! Today, we’re answering some frequently asked questions about RSVP etiquette. Our allies at Eventbrite, a self-service ticketing platform, have inspired us and other event planners to share our advice for both hosts and guests. Check out the following infographic, and read on!
As a host…
What should I do about those I haven’t heard from?
A week prior to your RSVP deadline, start making phone calls. If the task seems overwhelming, enlist help from family and friends!
As a guest…
What if I’m not sure? What if I just don’t want to go?
In both cases, just say no. Keeping the host waiting on your response can seem like you’re avoiding him or her. If you don’t want to go but have no real excuse, there’s no need to elaborate. A simple “Thank you for inviting me, but I’m unable to attend” will suffice.
What if I said yes, but can no longer attend?
Contact the host, even if it’s just hours before the event. This is better than not showing up without notice!
If you’re looking at taking your invitations online, check out Eventbrite’s Event Management Software. There, you can post events, send invites, track RSVPs, and even sell tickets. The software has been used for intimate gatherings, as well as larger events, like concerts and food/beverage festivals.
We hope this helps! Thanks for reading!