I just received an evite to a casual bat mitzvah to be held in a park (both services and reception). I don't object to the evite -- maybe years ago I would have, but honestly all I thought was that it was really cute and saved money and paper, and it seemed to fit with the nature of what they are planning.
My question is how to respond properly. I plan to attend, but my husband will be out of town. The invitation came to my email account but was addressed to both of us. When I clicked on the RSVP tab, it just gave me the option of accepting or declining for both of us.
I clicked "Accept" and used the comment space to explain the situation.
I know I got the job done, assuming that they read the comment. But I can envision a site that automatically tallies the responses and counts ours as 2 anyway, which would mess up the hosts. (On this site, there was an option to correct the names, so I changed it to just mine, and maybe that will help, too, but anyway I haven't always seen that option.)
Can anyone think of the best way to respond in this situation? This isn't the first time I've been faced with it, and I imagine it will only be increasingly common. I hate to respond in a way that sort of seems to criticize or at least point out a flaw in their invitation.
Thanks in advance for your good ideas!