Okay, folks. Let’s talk about RSVPs for a minute. Please feel free to imagine a highly annoyed tone of voice in this entry.
When you get an invitation that requests an RSVP, it means your host(ess) needs a good estimate of how many people are coming. Do the right thing and RSVP, and get extra credit if you do it on time. The reason there’s a deadline on that invitation is that you can’t pull this stuff together at the very last second, especially when there’s a caterer involved. Even when you work with the best caterer in the world, you STILL have to provide meaningful estimates.
Have you ever been to a party where there wasn’t enough food? It was probably because twice as many people showed up as RSVPd.
And SPONSORS!!!!! If you’re not going to come, please let the organization know so that they won’t order a meal for you. Sponsors make the world go around and it’s not that we don’t greatly appreciate your generosity, but every meal ordered costs MONEY (that’s why we need sponsors for events), so if you’re not going to eat, it saves money not to order your meal. Perhaps your meal could be used to feed a volunteer. It’s no big deal. Of course, you’re probably missing out on a great event, and you’ll never know whether or not the event you’re sponsoring gave you a proper shout out, but that’s YOUR problem. The food issue is MY problem and you’re the only one who can help me solve it. That’s right. I’m putting it all on YOU.
Other than that…what a great Installation and Awards Banquet we presented tonight! I will have some pictures later and will add them in.
Right now I’m going to go to sleep before I start dreading all the clean up tomorrow. 🙂