Google Docs: Planning a Wedding

Google Docs: Planning a Wedding


JEN: Hi, I’m Jen. I’m University Programs
Coordinator at Google New York. JEFF: And I’m her
fiancee, 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 can send
emails to everyone, copy and paste, or re-type 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 kind of 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 have
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
our invitations, we won’t be making those hundreds of
calls and sending out individual emails. JEN: Google Docs has hundreds of
templates that you can find online including resumes,
budgets, and presentations. JEFF: To get your own copy
of our spreadsheet– JEN: –visit docs.google.com,
and find it in the templates gallery.

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