Response cards are sent out for people to respond, right? It appears that with every wedding, there are a number of people who either respond late, or do not respond at all. This tends to make it incredibly difficult when it comes to planning out tables and giving the final head count to the caterer/reception site.
Originally, I was not going to do response cards because it felt like it would be a waste of postage when they weren't sent back, but I folded to the pressure of being "proper" and sent them anyways.
We were lucky to receive most of them back by the RSVP date on the card, but we still have a number of guests who have not responded. I have decided that I will wait until after the holidays and start contacting those who have forgotten to respond.
In the event that people just don't respond...what do you do?