When you’re finalizing your guest list and preparing to send save-the-dates or wedding invitations, it can be annoying when you don’t have all the guest addresses you need.
But what is the easiest way to get the addresses for wedding guests that you don’t have?
You know, without having to call or text everyone?!
You don’t have time to collect everyone’s mailing address, so how on earth are you supposed to get them all? Don’t worry, we have just the thing! In this blog post, we’ll show you the easiest way to get addresses from wedding guests and organize them efficiently and cohesively.
How to Get Guest Addresses for Wedding Invites
Bride-to-be, Renee, writes us with this question which inspires this blog post! She says,
“Hi Emmaline, I’m finalizing my guest list to send out save the dates. What is the easiest way of getting addresses for people without having to call or text every single person whose address you don’t have?”
This is an awesome question, one that I’m sure many couples are wondering. Here are some easy methods of getting guest addresses for wedding invitations quickly and conveniently.
1. Utilize Online RSVP Platforms
One of the easiest and most efficient ways to collect guest addresses is through online wedding RSVP platforms. Some of them are specially designed to request the addresses of guests individually, which makes the process streamlined for you! One of my favorites is Minted, which has its own Free Digital Address Collection tool.
Rather than spending hours on the phone and looking up email addresses, their tool helpful tool compiles your addresses digitally and arranges them in a guest list format for easy access.
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps.
• Choose a Card Design for Your Digital Address Collection.
Select a digital card from here that matches your wedding vibe, theme, colors, etc.
If you’re not sure yet, no problem! Just select any design here and go with it.
• Email the Card to Your Guests.
Next, you’re going to add all of your guests’ email addresses to the address collection. From there, Minted will email your digital card on your behalf, or you can email guests individually and provide the URL link to them.
• Request the Mailing Addresses Directly from Guests.
Finally, guests will receive your pre-invitation email with a prompt asking them to provide their postal address. The address they enter goes onto an online reply card, which is automatically saved into your online wedding address book.
You’ll be able to see if a guest has responded, or if they haven’t responded and you have the option to resend it.
Within days, you’ll have all the addresses from guests, up to date and ready for wedding invitations and other stationery.
2. Use Online Address Search Tools.
Another way to find mailing addresses in a jiffy is through online address databases. One of my go-tos? WhitePages.com. It’s quick and convenient. Simply search for your guest’s first and last name, include a city (if you know it, or state), and it will look up the guest.
Note: This option does not work on any guests who are marked “unlisted” publicly, so you may wish to divert back to option 1 if you cannot find them listed.
3. Create a Wedding Website.
Most wedding websites offer digital RSVP and, with it, a form that allows guests to submit their addresses. This is the best method to use if you send digital save the dates with a QR code to your wedding website, then follow-up with requesting their address on the website. But note, this isn’t necessarily the best way to get everyone’s information, since not all guests will visit the website. It is, however, a great method to collect a few here and there.
4. Utilize Social Media.
You can create a Facebook group that is set to private and include members of your family and friends who are guests to your wedding. In it, ask guests to provide you with their mailing address for invitation purposes.
You can also utilize social media by DMing (direct messaging) your guests on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, or TikTok, whose addresses you don’t have, and ask them that way.
5. Ask Family and Friends to Assist.
Ask your mom!
Or family, friends, etc. to assist in collecting addresses. I say mom first because Moms usually have all the answers. :) Mine does, anyway. She always has an old-school address book with written out addresses, a skill I’ve learned and utilized for my household.
You can also call on bridal party attendants to help you with the search for mailing addresses. Assign each person a specific number of guests and ask them to contact or look up their information to gather the proper mailing addresses for them. This will lighten your workload and give you less stress as you plan your wedding. Plus, it gives your Maid of Honor or bridesmaids tasks to do and help out, which they likely are more than happy to do.
It’s nice to have mailing addresses at the ready, so I highly recommend that once you DO collect all of your loved ones addresses, you write them down in an address book like this for safekeeping.
Free Guest Addressing for Wedding Invites and More
Now that you know how to obtain guest mailing addresses, here’s another helpful tip: if you order your save-the-date cards or wedding invitations from Minted, they’ll print the addresses you’ve just collected onto the envelopes for FREE. That means you can eliminate the hassle of addressing envelopes from your wedding checklist.
When your invitations arrive, the envelopes will already be pre-addressed, thanks to the digital address book tool you’ve used.
► Now that you know how to do it, get started and create yours today for FREE!
Isn’t that wonderful? Talk about time savings! I wish someone told me about this when I got married.