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If you don't receive an RSVP, do you assume they will come or that they won't?

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MsHighwater Mon 21-Jul-08 23:54:35

DD's party was last Saturday - invitations had been issued through the nursery (who might have messed it up a bit). Out of 24 invitations, 7 didn't reply at all and none of those turned up. If I'd assumed this would happen, I would have invited more of dd's nursery class but was too scared of having too many at the party (local softplay centre with a maximum of 25 kids).

Maybe next time I'll say "If you don't RSVP, we'll assume you're not coming". Would that seem rude?

Niecie Tue 22-Jul-08 00:00:05

I would have assumed they won't come but I wouldn't have invited extra on the back of it - just in case.

I don't think it is rude to put something on the invite - people would probably be grateful that they don't have to bother replying unless their DC wants to go.

Niecie Tue 22-Jul-08 00:00:06

I would have assumed they won't come but I wouldn't have invited extra on the back of it - just in case.

I don't think it is rude to put something on the invite - people would probably be grateful that they don't have to bother replying unless their DC wants to go.

thumbwitch Tue 22-Jul-08 00:04:43

I would have asked them to check if they were able to come, I think - but haven't been in the same situation yet (re. children's parties), only parties I have had where the numbers matter.

I don't think the idea is rude or wrong, but perhaps the wording could be less abrupt?

cat64 Tue 22-Jul-08 00:48:52

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