Originally Posted by heartsbeating
I feel guilty now.
I was invited to a friend's birthday in a month's time. I selected maybe. I also wrote her that we're waiting to confirm if family are flying in that weekend - but otherwise we'll definitely be there. I chose maybe because I didn't want her to think I'd ignored her invite.
Nothing wrong with that as you explained the reason for not being able to give a definite answer and it's a valid reason.
My mother is a stickler for etiquette. I grew up with Mrs. Manners and Emily Post. I can set a table like its nobody's business.