Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Building our Guest List & Spreadsheet I Came Up With

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

This past weekend my fiance & I sat down and created our guest lists. 
I had a really hard time trying to decide how I was going to come up with our guest list so I went on Pinterest for some tips on creating your guest list efficiently.
I took some of the tips and put it into an Excel spreadsheet. See below for the columns I used to create the spreadsheet:

The columns included: 
Guest # (to keep track of each guest)
Address(to send an invitation and thank you card)
Phone Number
Email (which is optional but I plan on sending out our website to the guests)
Invitation Sent Y/N
Table # (this will help with seat charting as well)
Gifts received from guest 
Thank you card sent Y/N 

I like the idea of having everything in one big snap shot. I won't need to refer to cards after my bridal shower (besides inputting the information) to send out thank you cards and for what I received from each guest.

Unfortunately I am having a guest list issue - I want to invite WAY too many people. I have a couple ideas of cutting people and I will talk about that in another post because, honestly, I need to think it through before I post it.

I am also in the process of learning how to make this file usable for other people to use to make up their guest list. I'm hoping by next Wedding Wednesday I'll have it up for you to use. 

Have a good night!


Schnelle said...

Smart idea! I used spreadsheets for the guest list too and used it to keep track of replies, food selections, gifts etc. Happy planning!!