Sure, I could call all our guests or even email them to get them to cough up where they live. But then I’m stuck with having addresses scattered throughout my email inbox or, worse, scattered on random sheets of paper throughout my house, until I one day decide to get organized and enter them into a spreadsheet. By that point in time, I’ve probably misplaced 10% of them.
However, thanks to the ever-useful Google Documents, there is a fairly quick and easy way to get addresses all in one place. If you’ve ever used Google Spreadsheets, you might have noticed the “Form” menu. Here you can click on “Create a Form” and in minutes have a basic form you can send out to your guests to get their address information. You can even choose which fields are required and which are optional, to make sure no one skips the important stuff.
After you create your form, just enter your guests’ emails and soon you will have a comprehensive list of addresses. This was super easy for us, since I still had a list of everyone’s email from sending out our email save the dates.
Google stores it all nice and neat into a spreadsheet.
Of course, there will probably be a few stragglers and people whose email addresses you don’t know (or, in our case, a few bounced emails from people who don’t list their email address correctly in Facebook) that will require a quick email, but you can just enter those few people in yourself.
How are you collecting addresses?