JEN: Hi, I’m Jen. I’m a university programs coordinator at Google New York. JEFF: And I’m her fiance, Jeff. Jen’s really done a great job planning the wedding. JEN: When we were setting up our guest list for our wedding, we didn’t have everyone’s mailing address. We thought either we could send emails to everyone, copy and paste, or retype everyone’s mailing address. When you have 200 guests coming to a wedding, that’s not really scalable. The easiest way was to make something and let everyone fill it in themselves, which is how Google Spreadsheets came into play. We created a spreadsheet. And then we created a form that linked from the spreadsheet. In the form, we had fields like title, first name, last name, address, phone number, and comment box. We sent out this form via email to all of our friends and family. They could access this form right from their email inbox. Once they hit submit, we had their mailing address, their phone number, right in our spreadsheet.
Just like that, we had all the information we needed to send out our invitations. It really required very little time on our end to make changes or updates. JEFF: Now when it’s time to send out our invitations, we won’t be making those hundreds of calls and sending out individual emails. .