Carla35's post got me thinking about RSVPs and how no one seems to do that anymore, regardless of how inconvenient it is for the host. The invitation she received said "Regrets or Directions" which seemed to be a confusing way to word that, thus my question. I would be wondering the same thing she was...do I call if I'm coming or not?
I usually just put RSVP and the phone number on invitations, but this year, after hosting many events, I've come to realize that some people just don't know what that means. For a 50th anniversary party this summer, we had some guests not RSVP. We called after the RSVP date to find out if they would be attending and some said they thought they only needed to call if they were coming; others said they thought they didn't need to call because they *were* coming. What the heck???
Is there another way to word your invitations so that people know they need to call, whether they are coming or not? I usually want *all* my guests to let me know either way, but I'm not sure how to word it, other than RSVP, which doesn't seem to work anymore. I want to know, for certain, that the invitation was received and what their plans are.
I'm sure you all will have excellent responses that will help a girl out! Thanks in advance!