My mom is throwing my shower and she can be kind of intense most of the time. Needless to say, it has been really stressful, and she has had me really invovled. It feels so awkward being involved in my own shower, but I am sure she has the best intentions and she wants it to be just like I would like it. However, she really takes away the element of surprise. Anyways, the RSVP date is this weekend and she needs to give the caterer a headcount. Most of the guest list has not RSVPed yet and she wants me to call my friends and find out if they are coming. I feel so awkward texting/calling people about my own baby shower. I am so fortunate to be having one and I am so thankful and excited, but I feel so weird hounding people for a yes or no to my own shower. Fighting with my mom or even trying to talk to her about it is not an option...it really just isn't worth the stress with her most of the time. Any suggestions on how to follow up with people without being totally tacky?