Post # 1
Oh how I have missed you guys/gals……I been racking my brain on how to ask people for their address. I know I’m a pretty straight forward person and some people may get offended so I was hoping someone may have a nice formal way of asking for addresses via text, facebook and email? Seems impersonal but I simply don’t see alot of these people and they are mostly my fiances family and friends and him asking will be a complete mess.
Post # 2
I just sent people a quick message via Facebook. I don’t see why it needs to be formal or why anyone would be offended by how you ask for their address.
Post # 3
Why would people get offended by you asking for their addresses? “Hey Sally, hope all is well! I’m preparing to send wedding invites, could you send me your address?” It’ll work whether you send it via text, fb, or email. Just don’t send an email blast asking everyone for addresses. If they are his relatives, I’d recommend he (or your FMIL) reach out to get them.
Post # 5
bblue510 : I would send out a message stating “kindly request their complete address, as you are currently updating your address book”. That way, if you find that there is someone that can’t or realize you don’t want to invite to your wedding, you don’t have to.
Post # 6
This is seeing a problem where none exists. You don’t even have to mention the wedding, if you choose not to.
“I am updating our address book. Can you please send us your mailing address. Thanks so much ____”
Post # 7
I created a free account on Postable, and emailed all our guests the link to my Postable account. My emailed said something like,
I’m working on updating our address book, could you please fill out this short form? It’ll take 2 minutes. –insert link– Thank you!”
It was a great way to keep track of peoples addresses’ and when it came time to send Thank You cards, I could easily access it.
Others have texted and sent me a FB message asking for my address- I didn’t find it rude or tacky whatsoever. It got the job done for them 🙂
Post # 8
I asked my Future Mother-In-Law to get the addresses for me from FIs side. Made things much easier from that end.
Post # 9
Thanks ladies. My mother thought what I was saying was tacky so I had to reach out. I seen no problem just emailing saying hey what’s your address, but my moooooother thought it was not nice and what she thought I should say sounded like a 90 year old woman. So I reached out to my ladies……
Post # 10
I don’t understand, how can you ask for someone’s address in a tacky way?
“hey Mary, you live in that ghetto with all of those really crappy houses right? What’s the address again? I know it’s next to that coke dealer…”
Post # 11
We used a fillable Google form that asked for addresses, names, partner name, etc.
It worked out really well, especially because we had a few couples we weren’t sure of how they wanted to be addressed (Matthew or Matt, etc and one couple where the woman uses both her maiden and married name, depending on the situation). We found it took a lot of the stress out!
Post # 12
chocochai : LOL right. No I was saying ” Danielle what is your address so I can sent you a save the date to our wedding” My mother literally had a cow. I had no idea this was unacceptable. I think she was just over thinking it.
Post # 13
cantthinkofagoodname : thanks jkust found the form. love the idea because it helps with my plus one.