(Closed) Asking for addresses?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Member
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I used everything I had – text messages, emails, facebook emails, calling, walking up and asking. It’s a huge chore, and it takes time. Do it however you can.

Post # 4
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925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Like Laylabelle said.. I used facebook, text messaging and emails and my mom and dad called some.  I would say it was the hardest thing for us, but we got ’em! And now that chore is aalll over!  The mass FB message worked the best for me though.

 

Good Luck!

Post # 5
Hostess
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Hopefully some family addresses you or other family members will already have? And then I think it would be acceptable to e-mail/FB message friends for theirs.

Post # 7
Hostess
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Of course, you can call people too, but that’s probably time consuming, especially when they rope you into small talk or wedding chit chat! 😉

Post # 8
Hostess
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I would say, if possible, copy+paste and individually ask. It feels a little more personal PLUS you don’t run the risk of EVERYONE you sent it to receiving the replies.

Post # 9
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1011 posts
Bumble bee

I used facebook messages to get my addresses.  No one blinked twice and I didn’t even tell them why!  Yeah, I just cut and paste a simple, could I have your mailing address email.  And for people who weren’t on fb, I might ask someone else who knew them.

 

Oh!  And for my parents’ friends.  They had to provide the address.  If they couldn’t get it to me quickly, off the list they came!

Post # 10
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4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

when do you need them by? i have been sending individual messages to get addresses for christmas cards (which i will then keep in a word document for wedding!), but i only do a couple a day. if you have to get them soon, i would go the mass message route.

Post # 11
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1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We did FaceBook for our friends and our parents got our family and their friends addresses for us.  I was lucky, my brother got married a few years ago, so mom just shipped me his address list!  I don’t think it’s offensive to use facebook for addresses, as long as you do a message so that they’re private info is kept safe.  I think it’s a really convenient way to gather addresses.  But like I said, we just did this for friends.

Post # 12
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925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

nope, everyone was pretty cool about the FB message.  Most people were really excited because now they knew they were getting invited! lol

Post # 13
Member
4024 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Use everything you can! Call, text, email, ask mutual friends, family

Post # 14
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2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i did a mass email but put the mailing list in bcc area so they didnt see everyone elses mail and they couldnt “reply all”

my FH is a bit slower with the addresses but i figure if he doesnt get the address, then they dont get the invite!

Post # 15
Member
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I didn’t send mass texts or emails – I sent a one liner to most ” Yo. I need your address.”

 

Post # 16
Member
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We JUST finished getting all of our addresses. It’s such a freaking chore. Fiance was soo much better at it than me, surprisingly.

For me, it depended on my relationship with the person. If I talked to them on a regular basis, I would call/text. If I talked on a semi-regular basis, they got an email or a facebook message. Seriously, thank god for fbook. For the most part I let my parents and Future In-Laws handle the “adults”. My Future Mother-In-Law sent me their Xmas card list which had pretty much everyone on their side that we’re inviting. That was a HUGE help. Not sure if either fam does Xmas cards, but this is a great way to get a bunch of addresses.

Good luck, it was definitely one of my least favorite parts of wedding planning so far. Haha that was really a sunshine and rainbows response, huh?

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