Mia
Just Said Yes February 2021

Creating your guest List

Mia, on May 3, 2020 at 8:18 AM Posted in Planning 0 8
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This has probably been the hardest part for me, but has anyone discovered a "secret recipe" to gathering all of the family and friends info for head count/invitations invites?

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Latest activity by Trisha, on May 4, 2020 at 7:39 AM
  • Natalie
    Devoted December 2021
    Natalie ·
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    Gosh, if only there was! We had to reach out to everyone individually and it took some time. The good thing is we had plenty of info from when we sent Christmas cards last year, so that helped.
    We basically created an excel sheet and listed everyone from our guest list, and as they responded with their addresses we’d punch them in.
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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    We split the responsibility of gathering addresses. I got them from my list, he got them for his, and we enlisted our parents in getting them for family friends/ some relatives. If someone was recently married, you can get some info from them. My SIL got engaged after we did, so I sent her the Excel spreadsheet with all the info for their side of the family/friends to give her a head start. As far as headcount, do you mean who will attend? If so, then that's what the RSVP part of the invitation is for. Unfortunately, there's no secret way to know who will come or not until after the invitations have been sent.
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  • Fleur
    October 2020
    Fleur ·
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    We mostly texted and occasionally FB messenged, One of the awkward parts was asking for the significant other's names in some cases (college professors we wanted to invite, parents friends). I usually creeped their social media to try to find out. We put everything on an excel spreadhseet - which is awesome bc I also used the count function to keep track of our numbers. Hopefully someday I'll get the chance to mail them out lol......., *#%$ covid!

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    We copy and pasted a text message to everyone.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Unfortunately no aha I think it’s just one of those things you have to reach out individually
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  • Ruth
    Beginner July 2025
    Ruth ·
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    We sent a text message to everyone and received a response from almost everyone. Our text message went like this:


    Hey (insert name)We are creating our wedding invitation list and need your help in gathering your information. Could you please provide the following:Full nameSmiley atonishedpouse (significant other) full name:Address:EmailSmiley tonguehone number:Thank you kindly for your timely response.Love (insert name)
    Hope this helps.
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  • Ruth
    Beginner July 2025
    Ruth ·
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    Not sure what happened with the formatting. But I am sure you get the list of the text message. 🥴
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  • Trisha
    Super October 2020
    Trisha ·
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    My FH , FSIL And I Split Up The Guest List To Get Addresses From Each Side Of The Family. As They Came In I Put Them In An Excel Spreadsheet To Keep Track.

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