(Closed) How did you collect addresses??

posted 9 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How did you collect addresses of your guests for the invites??
    called people up to get them : (1 votes)
    2 %
    emailed people to get them : (14 votes)
    22 %
    created a facebook event to collect them in one place : (3 votes)
    5 %
    combination of ways (please explain) : (39 votes)
    62 %
    other way (please explain) : (6 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 31
    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I sent out a big facebook message to all my friends who use that network asking for addresses.  Friends who didn’t respond promptly or who don’t have an account I called or texted (usually texted).

    For family, I called my mom and she gave me almost all of them on my dad’s side. Then I called my grandmother for the rest of my dad’s side.  For my mom’s side, I facebooked my aunt and she gave me all of them.

    So I used facebook for almost all addresses, and a few simple phone calls or texts for the rest.  I actually think email/facebook is better than a phone call, because there can be errors in the addresses if they are given over the phone.

    Post # 32
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We were able to get all we needed through family and through facebook messages. We had two people who didn’t respond to the facebook message….and we just didn’t invite them. (They were B list anyway) Didn’t turn out to be difficult at all.

    90% we had or got through family so I only sent 3 facebook messages and Fiance probably sent about 6.

    Post # 33
    2828 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My mom has a huge freaking booklet of all the addresses on my side of the family that she compiled for my sister’s ’06 wedding –some will have to be updated, but the majority are the same.

    As for my partner’s side of the fam, I pretty well have all the addresses we need current in my address book. There are a few we will have to call around for but it won’t be a huge task at all.

    Post # 34
    1105 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My mom gave me the addresses for her and my dad’s side of the family and Mother-In-Law gave me addresses for their sides and then DH gave me addresses for his friends and then I already had the addresses for my friends, so I then printed out a guest list form and wrote them all down on that one, which actually comes in handy for Christmas cards as well.  I’m in the process of transferring them to an actual address book right now, my papers are getting crumply:)

    Post # 35
    2599 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I did a combo as well,  I had some from sending holiday cards… but I sent FB messages to anyone on there – and I copy and pasted the text into a message for EACH person.  It’s way too easy on there to reply to all and I find it incredibly annoying when I get those, so I didn’t want everyone having to read everyone else’s address.

    I lucked out that my guy’s sister just had a baby a couple of months ago so she knew many that were missing as well as the boyfriend/girlfriend names and the kids last names that were different.

    The rest I found on whitepages.com or through my mom or his mom.  Local & work friends I emailed or messaged since many of us have PO Boxes and no mail service.

    Good luck – it’s one of the more time consuming things but you’ll be glad once you have everything!

    Post # 36
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My mom and DH’s mom got us most of the address for the extended family (they have address book that they keep pretty up to date).  For our friends, we mass emailed and had to make a few follow-up calls to get the stragalers.

    Post # 37
    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I just had our parents round up all the addresses.

    Post # 38
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I e-mailed around Christmas time for people to get me their addresses.  I’m guessing they thought it was for a holiday card but I’m too lazy to do that.  🙂  I’ll have my mom help me get my family addresses.

    Post # 39
    865 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I used Whitepages for most of ours, and them I got the rest from my mom and FMIL! 

    Post # 40
    1003 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think I am going to use a combination of facebook and calling.

    Post # 41
    3866 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

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    @MissMeg: I’m gonna do something similiar.  

    Except I’m also breaking the rules by using an event for the RSVP. We don’t care who knows whos coming (and most already know who in one circle of friends are coming).  We’re also gonna use facebook for addresses.  I’m also planning on having my mom give me any addresses I need, as well as my FI’s mother.


    Post # 42
    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Combination: Called or emailed via google docs,

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