(Closed) Proper way to collect addresses?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
7086 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Whatever way you can. I did everything from fb, twitter, text, calls, emails, and asking in person. I’ve never heard of an etiquette right way to collect them. 

Post # 3
1103 posts
Bumble bee

Look into postables.com. We just started collecting addresses for STDs (we have an intenrational crowd so I’m giving myself a month or two for this). Use their address book feature. It lets you generate a webpage with a form, you send the link to guests and they can fill their own info out. I got 20+ addresses with email addresses and partner’s names with correct spelling in the first hour. Thing. Is. Awesome. You can manually enter addresses you already have, or people you talk to in person/phone, and can export the entire list all at once if you need to.

This really helped us because we needed email addresses for our online RSVPs. 

Post # 4
4539 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Call, text, Facebook message, email….basically any form of communication will work.

Post # 5
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

i second Postable! I absolutely love it and still use it after the wedding! i get birthday reminders and can periodically ask for folks to update their contact info for holiday cards and such! Best thing I found when working on our guest list!

Post # 6
2260 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Yeah, whatever works.  I got all the relatives from my parents (and FI’s parents) and I just texted friends.

Post # 7
282 posts
Helper bee

I sent a text or email. Much easier so you can always go back to it if needed. If you don’t get a response,  then I suggest you call. 

Post # 8
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I haven’t heard of etiquette regarding this–I personally would use any form that provides a written, searchable record (which is email, for me). For the great aunts and such, I actually asked my mother/MIL to provide that, knowing that in some cases, it would be a minor stressor to ask the person directly. 

Post # 9
199 posts
Blushing bee

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this is amazing and will save so much time! Thank you!

Post # 10
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

We are doing a lot of that through texting and facebook messaging.  That way I know it’s spelled right!

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