To Invite or Not Invite…That is the question.
I love to plan events, if I could, I probably would do that full-time.
I love to plan birthday parties, girls night outs, book club meetings, christenings, you name it I love to plan it.
However, one part that I always get caught hesitating on is the invitee list.
Should be pretty simple, no?
Invite the people whom you want to celebrate this joyous occasion with.
But what if you have invited them over and over to events, and they have never attended?
Now this causes some awkwardness, especially if you see these people often (co-workers, church members, family members) and you consider yourself very close to them…you couldn’t possibly imagine them *not* celebrating with you.
How many times do you invite the person to an event?
Do you invite them a total of three times before you stop? Or do you continuously invite them, knowing they won’t show up?
Then, it presents a sort of awkwardness in the relationship…especially those who you consider yourself close with.
Especially, when they give you an excuse of why they couldn’t make it…again.
I know that I am pretty good at accepting rejection, if you don’t want to come, then I am totally okay with that. However, if I attend all of your events, and/or we are what I consider “close” then why not make the extra effort to come to my event?
Perhaps I am extra sensitive. Maybe I shouldn’t look so much into “attendance”.
I know this is an event filled year for us, my son’s third birthday coming up in March, my baby’s christening coming up in May and our wedding renewal coming up in August. I don’t want to give out “play” invites to people that I know won’t show up. I think we are better than that. I don’t want to seem…desperate?
What would you guys do? Have you ever had this situation?