(Closed) Any other brides use facebook or other E-means to collect addresses?

posted 9 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I used Facebook, regular email, text messages, phone calls, carrier pigeon, smoke signals, saddle donkeys…. anything I could think of.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

yup, I used FB and emails to get addresses from friends.  For family, I had my mom and Future Mother-In-Law collect them by phone if they didn’t have them already.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

I haven’t started the address collecting yet (well except for those that I keep updated for the annual Christmas card), but I went to 3 or 4 weddings in the past year in which I supplied my address to the bride via facebook.  It seemed like a fast way to get it done.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve used FB too. My 75-year-old uncle is on there and he just got re-married. I had to get not only his new address, but his wife’s name too. I knew her first name, but I figured at 75 she might keep her own last name, of which I didn’t know at all.

I also asked FI’s cousins and aunts/uncles for updated addresses at Christmas. Several have moved to FL this year and I didn’t know the last names of a few of the cousin’s FIs or long term boyfriends.

Nothin wrong with that!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I used FB, email, asked family member who recently got married for their address lists of our family, saved the envelopes of Christmas cards we received for the return address…lol. pretty much any means possible!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I used Google Documents and made a form that was emailed out to family & friends. It’s great because once people submit the form all of the data is added to an excel spreadsheet. I think one of the Bees posted a how-to awhile back.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I used fb, and also whitepages.com… Mother-In-Law had this enormous, ridiculous guest list, and only had addresses for half of them, and got so overwhelmed by the task of collecting addresses (she doesn’t do computers at all, so she would have had to call everyone), that I just went to whitepages.com and did as much as I could, to cut down the number of people she’d have to call.

For older people, I found whitepages was pretty helpful; for 20somethings, it was not very useful because we tend to move around more, and many of us are more savvy about keeping our information off the internet. But if anyone needs to track down great-uncle so-and-so, I highly recommend it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@BlueButterfly, GREAT idea! You are so helpful. I’m doing the fb thing on my lunch break!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I used Facebook and mass text messages to collect.  I also use The Knot to manage all of my contacts in their “guestlist” function.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes I used facebook and it was such an effective way!! The rest I have gotten through my parents! Some of the people on facebook even gave me other aunts/uncles addresses that werent on facebook! It was extremely helpful!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh I’ll definitely be using Facebook. Not only for addresses, but to know the correct names of people’s girlfriends/boyfriends/wives/husbands/etc.  I have a huge family and I can never keep SO’s names straight in my head! LoL

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i used facebook, email and for older folks phone calls 🙂

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