Marriage is a very special day in ones life which everybody looks forward to. The process of organising the wedding is usually overwhelming on the Husband to be, Wife to be, Father inlaw, Mother inlaw, Spouse siblings, family and friends.
To make the day a success, each couple, family and friends need to invite alot of their family and friends to attend the event; unfortunately, many important people still don’t get the invitation cards due the busy wedding plans, usual routine work schedule, limited quantity of the IV and scattering of invitees across the country. Others issues that erupts after the wedding include slighting people because they feel they are not been appreciated for granting your invitation and attending your wedding and not been updated about urgent updates that may be important. This usually lead to conflict before and after the event. We summarise this to be avoidable break in communication, due to use of manual process of information that can be automated with SMS Text messaging.
To ensure a hitch free wedding planning process and answer the question of how to inform family and friends about your precious wedding, ediarosms.com team take special time to study the frequent problems usually encountered and develop a unique SMS gateway we believe you can adopt to use to send instant SMS Text to invite family and friends. In addition, our professional staff will be available by email, phone and even chat to answer all your questions if the need arises.
This is believed to be effective because virtually everybody can’t relax when they receive a text message until they read it – so you are sure your messages will get to your intended prospects. SMS usually takes seconds to flip thru and can be sent to people locally and internationally anytime you desire.
You can compose your message and send message instantly or schedule the message for our system to automatically deliver it to your intended recipients on your specified date and time. You can also program wedding event reminder to be re-sent few days to the event and ultimately programme an appreciation SMS to be delivered by our system few days after the wedding. Once sent or programmed, you can forget about it; focus on other important things and be sure our system will handle all the process automatically for you.
SMS text message can be used to inform people about your event programme of event, venue, date, R.S.V.P. (event organisers/co-ordinators), notify/advertise the uniform aso-ebi; cap, gele among others to potential people that will grant the occasion; appreciate them after the event among others
Steps to Effectively Plan your Wedding Programme
The simple step by step process below will simplify the event process and make it hitch free. Below are the step by step process to effectively manage your wedding programme planning:
- Extract Phone Numbers from your phone
- Create an account on ediarosms.com
- Create a group on ediarosms.com and name it properly (e.g. My wedding, Yetunde Wedding 2018)
- Upload the contacts to the new group just created
- Compose the SMS Text message (Invitation, Communication and Appreciation) you want to send to them
- Click on Send to deliver instantly or choose your preferred date and time you want our system to auto deliver the message to your contacts.
- Message will be delivered immediately hitch free.
How to Extract Phone Numbers from your Phone
The process of extracting contacts from your phone can be a doubting task and usually one of the most complicated process. Many software usually fail with the upgrade in the various operating systems of the phones. This is why we try to simplify this process by adopting email
back up system.
Below is a process on how to Synchronise your Mobile Phone powered by Android, IOS, Blackberry and Windows OS Phone with your email).
For the purpose of this experiment, we will be using Gmail for the backup; due to it’s flexibility, ease of use, low data requirement, compulsory requirement to run an Android phone among others. So if you don’t have a gmail email account, visit www.gmail.com to open an account now.
How To Import/Copy Phone Numbers from Android Phone to Gmail
Exporting Phone contacts from your phone to Gmail
Various Android phones may have slight diffrence due to be model of phone of version of Android running on your phone, but the whole process is similar to the illustration below:
Open your Android Phone, click on Contacts menu > More > Import/Export > Copy From Here (Select the location you usually save your contacts to; e.g Phone/Phone Store) > Click Next > Copy Contacts to (Select your gmail account you want the contacts to be backed up into e.g email@example.com) > Click Next > You will be shown many contacts you can choose to tick one by one; if you are not planning to invite everyone or your contact list or Click Select All button to copy all contacts at once > Click the COPY button to begin copying your Contacts from your Phone to Your Email (The time it will take to complete the backup process will be dependent on your phone speed, internet speed, volume of data on your phone among others) Once complete, you will see a successfull message. At this stage all your phone contacts has been backedup to your Gmail.
How To Import/Copy Phone Numbers from Iphone to Gmail
Transfering contact from your Iphone or IPAD to Gmail is quiet simple, You will need to establish a sync between your iPhone/IPAD and Gmail first.
We will illustrate how to copy contact details from SIM cards using Iphone only
How to copy Iphone or IPAD contacts to Gmail
1. Set up your GMAIL account on your iPhone for calendar sync:
- On iPhone/IPAD open Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars>Add Account> Google.
- Enter your credentials (Enter your email and password. If you use 2-Step verification, use an app password.). > Enable ‘Contacts’
- Tap the Next Button
- Switch “Contacts” on.
At the top, tap Save.
- OR follow Google’s instructions.
To start syncing, open your iPhone or iPad’s Contacts app.
Troubleshooting: Contacts aren’t syncing
Make sure your Google Account is connected to your iPhone or iPad using SSL, the recommended secure connection.
- Open your iPhone or iPad’s Settings app. > Tap Contacts and then Accounts. > Tap your Google account. > Switch “Contacts” on. > Tap Account and then Advanced. > Switch “Use SSL” on. > Tap Account and then Done. > Try adding your account again.
2. On the iPhone/Ipad, open Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars
- Scroll to section ‘Contacts’
- Open Default Account
- Select your GMAIL account
Transfer contacts from SIM card to GMAIL directly
Straight foward but only applies to contacts on the SIM card.
On your iPhone, open Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Import SIM Contacts. Choose to import SIM Contacts to “Google Mail Calendar”.
How To Import/Copy Phone Numbers from Blackberry to Gmail
Below is a simple step by step set up Contact Syncing on Your BlackBerry
- Choose Setup on the home screen of your BlackBerry.
- Within Setup, choose Email Setup.
- Select Add.
- Choose Gmail from the list and then select Next.
- Scroll down until you find Synchronization Options, and then select it.
Check the Contacts checkbox.
Verify your Google credentials and then click OK.
How to Download phone contacts from your Gmail to your PC
After successfull backup of your contacts with a web based email client system such as Gmail ; follow the process below to download the contacts in Excel or CSV.
a) Login to your Gmail email account
b) At the top right hand corner of the page, Click on Gmail on the drop down menu (its below the Google logo)
c) Click on More drop down menu on the Left hand corner of the page.
d) A pop up comes up “Export from old version” will show, click on “Go to old version”
e) A new page will open and pop up to show your contact list
f) On the top right corner of the page, click on “More” drop down menu
g) Leave in default setting on All contacts, On the part “Which export format?”, Tick Outlook CSV format (for importing into Outlook or another application) and Click on Export button
h) Open the Exported file, delete all irrelevant columns, leaving only the phone number parts useful for sending bulk sms on ediarosms.com.
The columns usefull for us are: First Name, Last Name,Home Phone, Home Phone 2 and Mobile Phone
i) At the first line of the excel file downloaded on your pc make the following updates:
Change First Name to Firstname
Change Last Name to Lastname
Change Home Phone to Phone
Home Phone 2 to Phone
Change Mobile Phone 2 to Phone
The save the excel file
Upload & Send SMS Message to your contacts
j) Login to your ediarosms.com account; and buy sms units that will be sufficient for your messaging if you don’t have units
k) Click Send SMS
l) Under SMS Sending > Click on Contacts/Numbers
m) On the top right hand corner, click on Upload Numbers
n) OPTIONAL MENU. Above the Choose File, click on Sample File to download a template of how the sample file should look like, titled “Sample excel” and download the file ediarosms.com_sample_contacts.xlsx” on your PC, to view an idea of how the file can look like.
o) Choose File and Select the excel file you just updated on your PC, Enter a name for the group (e.g My wedding, Contact list, Event Participants 1), and click upload, and it will show you a successfull message once completed.
p) On the Top Menu, click on SMS Sending > Sending SMS
q) Enter your wedding invitation or appreciation SMS Message (click here for sample wedding invitation and appreciation messages) and click send to deliver immediately. Meanwhile, If you want the message to be scheduled/programmed for a later date, enter relevant date and time you want on the Future Date-Time column,
r) Pick the contacts you just uploaded on the column Also send to all numbers from these contact groups, by ticking the relevant column
s) Click on Send SMS button.
You can relax and be sure your message has been delivered or will be delivered to your respective event receipients and appreciation messages will be auto delivered to their respective phones immediately after the wedding when everyone will be tired.
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For support, contact ediarosms.com team via firstname.lastname@example.org or call (+234) 080-9502-9999.