(Closed) Gathering Addresses

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Amazingly, whitepages.com had EVERYONE’s addresses on my list.

Post # 4
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Spring Grove Park & St. George Banquet Center

That’s frustrating! Are they friends or family? If they’re family, you could try asking some of the more responsive members if they have any of the missing addresses on hand. I got most of ours from our parents’ address books.

Post # 5
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@mink: I second whitepages. I got a lot of address from there. 

Post # 6
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

I agree with Mink, I got quite a few of them off of whitepages. Otherwise I facebooked, asked family members for other family members (like my Grandma had 90% of the ones I needed of my Dad’s side), and I called and texted like cray-cray. I managed to get all of them!

Post # 7
28 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

I had my future inlaws and my parents help, especially for their sides of the family and their friends.  If that doesn’t speed things up you can send out the Save-The-Date Cards in a couple waves with the first with the ones you have and a 2nd when you get the others.

Good Luck!!

Post # 8
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@bunting: I was going to say the same thing.

I had my mom give me her and my dads family and friends. I got lucky that my SIL got married 6 months before me so I just had her send me her spreadsheet lol. As far as our friends, we just told them if they didnt give us their address they weren’t getting an invitation haha…there were a few people we had to ask over and over again but we eventually got it.

Post # 10
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I facebooked people several times, then looked them up on whitepages/something else. A few people I found by going through other people who I knew had their address.

Post # 11
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

First I hit up our parents, then a couple aunts. I facebooked and emailed people and if they didn’t respond in a few days I politely reminded them.


Post # 12
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I gave my mom a list of addresses I needed from our family.  I made it her responsibility to track people down.  My mother in law gave me a list from their side before I even asked.

Post # 13
7394 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I set up a Google Form. I then sent out the link via email or on FB. It was easy and the great thing is they input their address and it populates right into an Excel Spreadsheet.

Post # 14
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I honestly didn’t have any problems getting addresses. I think the main reason for this is that I already had most of my family’s addresses and what I didn’t have… I deligated to my parents/FILs to get. 

Good luck!

Post # 15
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

We were each responsible for getting addresses for “our” guests. So my mom handled my family and my parents’ friends, I got addresses for my friends, my husband got addresses for his friends, and my Mother-In-Law got addresses for their family and friends. In some cases, we had to be pretty persistent.

Post # 16
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

@KatieJean: I didn’t have a single returned Save the Date after using WhitePages.com to track down friends and colleagues.  It even had the correct rental addresses of colleagues.

It’s just like the the real white pages…the only way people aren’t in them is if they pay to be unlisted. I think most people are too lazy to remove their listing.

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