Compiling your Guest List | Wedding Planning Tips

When you've created your master guest list of everyone you'd like to invite to your wedding, it's time to take that a step further by gathering and compiling addresses and other important contact information.

Gather & Organize:

We recommend using Microsoft Excel or a similar program to input your gathered information into a spreadsheet. When you are organzing your spreadhseet, use headings that can be easily separated for each entry (ie: Title, First Name, Last Name, Address Line 1, etc...). This will allow you to easily transfer data to your callilgrapher, invitation stylist or print house (like Minted). If you're a #BDECouple, check the vendor recommendations for our Minted Discount Code.


If you are gathering information for your guests and not pulling it from a good ole' paper address book with hand written entries, include phone number and email address in your digital entries. You'll have access to quick contact information if the unexpected occurs like tracking down last minute guests or you're in the position of making a tough postponement decision .

Destination Weddings: This is especially great information for you and your planner to have on hand incase any travel plans change or emergencies arise.

#BDECouples have access to our guest address spreadsheet in your "tools" folder. We will utilize this information to track RSVPs and again on your Table Seating Spreadsheet.

If you like this topic, you might also find our guide on when to send your wedding invitations useful.

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