The New York Times Magazine says bonjour to the RSVP HEREThey say that in the age of evites (which I hate) people can see who's been invited, and they hold out for maybe a better evite somewhere else. The article also says that IF people actually do RSVP they often don't show up! Or they don't RSVP and then show up! Say What???!!!!
I still give dinner parties. Sit down dinner parties. If we shop, spend money on food and booze, clean the house, cook, set the table, we do so because we enjoy it. The part of the bargain of the invited guest is to RSVP.
What do you think? Evites? Is the RSVP dead? Are we really becoming so busy, so boorish, so jaded that a gracious invitation means nothing?