(Closed) How did you collect addresses??

posted 10 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How did you collect addresses of your guests for the invites??

    called people up to get them

    emailed people to get them

    created a facebook event to collect them in one place

    combination of ways (please explain)

    other way (please explain)

  • Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I asked my mom to send me that side of the family. she didn’t reply, so I asked my aunt, who keeps track of that sort of stuff. She gave me 99% of the addresses I needed.

    I asked my Future Father-In-Law for his side, and any of my friends I didn’t have addresses for I either facebooked or DMed on twitter.

    We plan on hand delivering my FI’s coworkers invites, so no addresses needed.

    Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I facebooked everyone who was on facebook, and then called up my mom and Future Father-In-Law to get the rest.

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I either called or facebooked people for their addresses. My Future Mother-In-Law also gave me a list of their side of the family.

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    We assigned this task to our parents, and had them get all of the family addresses by phone and/or e-mail. For our friends we just sent them facebook messages.

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Luckily for me my sister, who got married 3 years ago, kept a usb disk full of information for me when it was my turn to get married.  This included a spreadsheet of our family and friends(we share a lot of friends) correct spelling of names and addresses. 🙂

    My Future Mother-In-Law sent names and I asked her for the addresses from there. 

    My FI’s friend’s luckily a lot of them have had babies, gotten married or sent Christmas cards in the last year so slowly I have gotten the addresses from there.  I used the White Pages for some of his friends and am still waiting for my Fiance to get the final 20 I couldn’t find!

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I had my Mother-In-Law take care of address on their side. My mom and brother took care of address on my side. My husband and I each took care of addresses for our coworkers and friends.

    I used mainly email and FB.

    I would double check addresses on White Pages though. A lot of mine on there were outdated.

    It’s an arduous task but it’s nice because now I have a Excel spreadsheet with everyone’s contact info!

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    @Ms. Martian:

    Wow. I am in awe of that method. Wish I would’ve thought of that!

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am in the process of getting addresses now, I am emailing, Instant messaging, texting and calling. I am not setting up a facebook event though..

     

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

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    @bells:

    What?! People set up Facebook events to get addresses? I just msg them on Facebook for people I don’t have private emails or phone #’s for. Like OP I’m not a phone person.

    Post # 24
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My mom and my Mother-In-Law already had a good amount of the addresses for family members. For those whose addresses they did not have I sent a mass facebook message. Anyone not on that list or who hadnt responded to that I sent a text message to.

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We did facebook. We pretty much said (in much nicer words of course) “if you want to come, give us your address. If you don’t give us your address, don’t be pissed that you didn’t get an invite.”

    For the most part it worked, we had a few people who didn’t get us addresses get upset…. but seriuosly I don’t care. Everyone knows it’s basically an open invite to our wedding. 

    Post # 26
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think we’re going to split them up and start by contacting our guests by email and on facebook. Our parents will be responsible for getting us the addresses for their guests. If people don’t respond via email, we will call whoever else we still need info for. I agree that I’m not much of a phone person, so hopefully most people will respond online!

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    For my side, I plan on hijacking my mother’s address book. For FI’s side I am going to ask my Future Mother-In-Law.

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    It was a lot easier than I expected it to be.  I had Fiance ask his mom for addresses on her side of the family, I sent emails/fb messages to my friends/family and I was able to fill in the gaps with trusty ol’ google.

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I sent a text out to all our friends, and DH’s mum keeps an address book so we used her for the rellies and olds.

    Post # 30
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We either asked the people for their addresses, or had both our parents get addresses of the people they wanted.  Couple of ones looked up on white pages.

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