An Easy New Way to Compile Your Guests' Addresses

One of the most annoying parts of the wedding-planning process is gathering the addresses of your invitees. WhitePages just introduced a new tool that promises to make that task a little bit easier: WhitePages Mailer.

whitepages mailerPhoto courtesy of WhitePages

How it works: By connecting through your Facebook account, the tool will match up your contacts with relevant public records (based on their name and location), pulling in any possible address matches. I tested it out using my contact and found that nine times out of 10, the correct address was pulled in.

Pros:
► If a contact's name pulls in multiple records and you can't figure out which is correct, you can have the tool send a message to that person asking them to verify their address.
You can organize your contacts into groups, so you don’t have to weed through all 500 of your Facebook friends.
► For your friends who aren't on Facebook, you can manually add their existing WhitePages listing to your personal database, allowing you to still store all of your contacts in one place.
You can export the list as an Excel file, making it easy to send to your parents and future in-laws to double-check their invitees. 

Cons:
If any of your friends have really common names, it’s not too helpful (one friend pulled in 100 possible matches).
It won't work on friends who don't list their full names on Facebook (i.e. they use their first name and middle name) or, in some cases, on friends who list both their maiden and married name.
► If any of your friends move around a lot, the address listed might not be the most current. It's best to double-check any addresses you're not sure about.

Try it out and let us know what you think!

—Kristen O'Gorman Klein


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