Post # 1
Not sure if this is where I should post this, but I need some advice.
It’s about that time when I need to start compiling addresses for our save the dates and invitations. Any suggestions on how/where to do this? excel? word? other?
I’m not sure if it even matters, but I figured it wouldnt hurt to ask!!
Post # 3
I set up an excel spreadsheet with a column for:
- numbering (so I could number the RSVP postcards)
- RSVP yes
- RSVP no (put numbers in the yes/no columns)
- beef (again, numbers in these two so I can total for caterer)
- comments (allergies, etc)
- shower gift
- wedding gift
I think I’ll also add a sort of check off column beside each of the gift columns so I can mark that I’ve sent thank you’s. It’s a lot of columns I know.
The negative to the way I’ve done this is that the address labels I used had a Word template, so I had to cut, paste and properly format the addresses into the Word template. It was annoying but didnt take forever. I saved them all so I could use the same templates for the thank you cards.
Post # 4
You could probably do it in excel fairly easily.
I use this site and like it a lot:
Post # 5
We used Excel and it makes it so easy to keep track of RSVPs, gifts for thank yous, etc. I think that it definitely the way to go.
Post # 6
I am using excel as well. I have one worksheet for “totals”, one for bride’s side, groom’s side and friends. Right now it’s just addresses but eventually I’ll add columns for RSVP and gifts. I am also indicating which nights they’re staying at the hotel because we have a room block that we have to fill.
Post # 7
Thank you so much everyone! I think I’ll check out that website, and then I’ll get to work with my excel document.
Post # 8
Have you used a google form before? I sent an email out to most of my relatives and it saved me a lot of work. Here are some of the bees that have used it in the past.
Address Collecting in the Digital Age
They even have templates now that are wedding specific.
The best part is that everything is put into a spreadsheet for you! I even sent the email to myself and for the relatives who don’t do email, I just used the form to enter their information so it all ended up in the same place.
Post # 9
Have you checked out myweddingworkbook.com? It has been amazing, although not without faults. I think I first saw it in an ad on some bridal blog, but I can vouch for it!
If you want something more advanced than Excel, you should check it out.
Pros – online (so you have access to it from any computer and can share data with FH, Mom, etc.), has great budget and guest list planning tools where you can enter in all information and it will spit out lots of different lists and reminders for you, can manage STDs, invites, rehearsal dinner lists, etc., and you can download/export any list into Excel for easy printing/emailing.
Cons – it can be a bit slow, you have to open several fields to get to certain items, and you have to have an upgraded/updated internet browser (I lost service for about a month before I dowloaded a new version of Internet Explorer).