I need some advice... mostly because I’ve been sitting on this conundrum for the last few weeks and I have a lot of questions.
Here it is:
Are they rude?
Are they appropriate for large functions?
And what about small functions?
Are they a MUST for outdoor events?
I told you I had a lot of questions….
I understand the point of a rain date: to give another date to hold an outdoor party if the original date has unfavorable weather.
However, can this be considered rude? The idea that a guest will not only have to clear a few hours on one day for a party, but possibly a few hours on another day? Would it be better to just have another place to hold a party if the weather turned ugly? Or is it the duty of a guest to set aside ample time for a host or hostess’ party no matter what the time frame?
Is a rain date appropriate for large and small functions? I could understand a rain date for a large wedding to be held outside, but what about a small dinner party with only a few guests? Do you put off plans for a small get together for a different weekend so you can use the awesome lanterns you bought on sale at Target (and I say that as Tar-jhay)?
I am undecided.
I can’t find much as far as advice anywhere from Emily Post to Wikipedia.
Personally, I think that the ‘rain date’ idea would only be used for larger events, such as a wedding, because so much time and effort has been put into the planning…. However lots of planning goes into dinner parties so why not have a rain date?! (See I’m talking in circles and asking questions again.)
I’m sure I am not the only one with a question on this topic, has anyone been able to solve this dilemma? Do you have any opinions? I will certainly keep researching, but I want to know what ya’ll think!!