I sent the bridal party their invitations last week. I have already heard from one of the members of the bp that they won't be returning their card, "just mark us down for 2 or 3" (husband and wife in the bp, and they may or may not bring their pre-schooler who was not listed on the invitation but don't know yet). I did receive one of the cards back from another member.
What I should have had on the card was ____ person(s) will be attending ____will not be attending
Instead I just did ____will be attending ____will not be attending
So, if this first one is any indication as to how it will read, they will just mark they are coming rather than the number coming. This particular one I KNOW is only the Bridesmaid and her husband, but I'm afraid I will have to do those stinking follow up calls with others to get the actual number.
I'll chalk this one up to my own mistake, assuming that those who will bother returning their cards will do it the right way.