Jessica and Rashad
Savvy May 2018

Collecting Addresses

Jessica and Rashad, on November 12, 2017 at 11:22 AM

Posted in Etiquette and Advice 36

I still need a lot of addresses on my guest list and I want to send out save-the-dates. I'm really a "do it yourself" type of bride, but I just can't think of a proactive way to get addresses from both sides of the family. I thought about doing a Facebook post, but I do not want all of the people on...

I still need a lot of addresses on my guest list and I want to send out save-the-dates. I'm really a "do it yourself" type of bride, but I just can't think of a proactive way to get addresses from both sides of the family.

I thought about doing a Facebook post, but I do not want all of the people on my friends list to think it is open invitation because it absolutely is not.

Help!! What was the easiest/quickest way to collect your addresses?

36 Comments

  • P.F.
    Super May 2018
    P.F. ·
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    My mom gave me all the family, I fb messaged or texted everyone else

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  • LyraGardenia
    Devoted June 2018
    LyraGardenia ·
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    FH and I got the majority from our parents, then texted or Facebook messaged our friends individually. We told them it was for sending our save the dates, I didn't really care about ruining the surprise. It probably took a couple weeks, but we weren't in a hurry.

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  • Alicia
    Dedicated May 2018
    Alicia ·
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    I would highly recommend against a Facebook post where everyone now thinks they will get an invite. Hard pass on that. I have, however, started messaging many friends and relatives on Facebook Messenger and it has been relatively quick and painless. I also have recruited FH, FMIL, and my parents to assist in getting them from folks I may not know.

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  • BlushWedding
    Devoted August 2018
    BlushWedding ·
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    I made my parents responsible for collecting any of their friends that they wanted invited addresses, my FILs responsible for their friends, and my FH and I did our own respective family and friends. We basically just texted everyone - it was easy enough. My FH did use white pages for a few as well.

    Use an excel document to keep them organized - minted.com has a downloadable excel template to help input and organize the addrsses

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  • Katie
    Expert October 2018
    Katie ·
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    We did private FB messages, emails, texts, and phone calls for all the addresses that we don't have.

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  • Deirdre
    Super March 2018
    Deirdre ·
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    I asked FMIL for all the addresses for FH's side. She did give me 3-pages handwritten, so I had to retype them in Excel, which was a little time consuming, but not bad. I had a lot of my family just from gathering addresses throughout the year. The rest I emailed or texted. Start early because it can be tedious and time consuming.

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  • FutureHennigan
    Super September 2018
    FutureHennigan ·
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    FMIL and FFIL are collecting all addresses for their family. They have most of them already. My mom is obtaining them for our side of the family. For friends, I'm either texting/calling them, or sending a facebook message. It's really not that hard.

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  • Trevor
    Savvy January 2019
    Trevor ·
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    Just ask everyone

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  • VC
    Super April 2018
    VC ·
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    Both sets of our parents had all of our families addresses and then we just asked our friends directly for theirs. It was seamless and easy!

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  • Denedra
    Just Said Yes October 2018
    Denedra ·
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    Use Facebook group messenger that way only ppl u include in the message can personally inbox you their address

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  • K
    Super March 2018
    K ·
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    We used The Knot's address collection form. W sent them to people on our guest list via text and facebook messenger. you get notified when they send in their information.

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  • SpringBride2018
    Super April 2018
    SpringBride2018 ·
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    Luckily my mom and FH's mom had the majority of our family's addresses. For those that they did not have, I messaged them privately on Facebook.

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  • SLR
    Super November 2016
    SLR ·
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    H and I decided whoever wanted to invite the people had to provide their address. MIL gave us a list of 250 people with no addresses or anything and we weren't trying to deal with that. I called friends I didn't have updated addresses for and so did he. My mom/grandma gave me family addresses for my side and MIL did whatever she had to do to find the ones for his side.

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  • Hillary
    Just Said Yes September 2019
    Hillary ·
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    Hi there, I am planning to send our wedding guests a save the date Facebook invite since most of our friends are more responsive via social media. In creating the FB invite, I can hide the guest list and also disable the option for guest to invite others. I would like to add a link in the FB invite message for guests to access and submit their email, mailing address and phone number. I am in search for something similar to Postable.com that will allow me to generate a link and share easily via social media/text. I saw that someone mentioned Theknot.com has this feature but I am unable to locate it. Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.

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  • Amy
    Just Said Yes December 2018
    Amy ·
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    Postable.com easy and free
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  • Eshell
    Dedicated January 2021
    Eshell Online ·
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    Omg thank you this works like a gem !
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