(Closed) What is best way to gather addresses?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What did you find to be the best way to gather addresses?
    Facebook Message : (6 votes)
    15 %
    Personal Email : (2 votes)
    5 %
    Mass Email : (5 votes)
    13 %
    Phone Call : (3 votes)
    8 %
    Combination of Methods : (21 votes)
    53 %
    Other, I'll explain below... : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I got most of my addresses off of whitepages.com  I knew most of everyone’s cities, I just didn’t have the streeets. Then I sent an fb message to the one’s I didnt know.

    Post # 5
    Member
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    There really is no best way because it depends on your guests and how savy they are with the internet and stuff. I got some of my addresses many different ways, some from facebook, some from emails, some people I had to call them, other people text me..  I didnt do any mass emails or mass messages because those can be a nightmare when people start hitting the “REPLY ALL” button and sending their addresses to everyone instead of just me

    Post # 6
    Member
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I did a mass bcc e-mail to my list, FI did a mass bcc e-mail to his list, my parents did the same as did his parents and then I complied them all.

    I already had some addresses (as did my parents) so those people didn’t get e-mails.

    My e-mail basically said:

    Hi,

     

    Hope all is well. Could you please send me your mailing address.

     

    Thanks!

     

    KatNYC2011

    Post # 7
    Member
    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We got all our friends addresses via a quick facebook message saying “I need your address” 😉

    For our family, our parents called their friends/family or they already had the addresses and emailed them to us.

    Post # 8
    Member
    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    For friends we asked them by Facebook or e-mail. For family we got our parents to get all of the addresses for us, they did it mostly by phone or from their address books.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We texted friends and called relatives…… I was actually amazed by how many addresses we DIDN’T have on hand, sorta surprising!

    Post # 10
    Member
    568 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I messaged people through Facebook and it worked really well.  I didn’t have everyones email address and a ridiculous number of my family and friends are on facebook, even my 86 year old grandmother.  It just made the most sense to me to do it that way.  If you have current email addresses, that would be a faster method than emailing each person individually on Facebook. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    1876 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Facebook sounds like a good idea but think about how annoying it is when people respond and it gets sent to everyone on the chain. it’d be much better to do a mass bcc e-mail – you can always get peoples e-mails from their facebook pages. And it’s easier to save an e-mail than a facebook message.

    Post # 12
    Member
    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We had many of the addresses already. And we got our parents to find the addresses for their family/friends. The other ones I’ve been getting through both facebook and email. It just depends on how I usually communicate with someone.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2742 posts
    Sugar bee

    I have unlimited text so I used that. My other friends used FB but I’m not on FB. The texting was really good because I got the addresses within an hour or so. Done and done!

    Post # 15
    Member
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    i asked my mom for her address book for my side – friends i asked in whatever way i could, facebook, phone call, email.

    i got super lucky though with his side – his sister got married 7 months before us so she had all the addresses and stuff already!

    i actually just sent my guest list to my cousin for his wedding in october haha!

    Post # 16
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    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Google docs allows you to send out an email where they can fill in their info and it goes onto an excel spreadsheet. it is GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!

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