Post # 1
When does the engagement announcement go into the local paper? Soon after the engagement or a few months before the wedding?
Is it customary for the parents of the bride to write it? And does the parents of the groom rewrite their own, or just use what was already written?
Post # 3
We put ours in the paper as soon as we had our engagement photos done – which was about 18 months after we got engaged, and about 6 months before our wedding. Some newspapers will allow you to write the text yourself, but others have a form you fill out and then the news staff compile your data into a narrative. We wrote ours ourselves.
Post # 4
Well my parents put several announcements into the paper (something about pillar in the communities) but whatever.
They did it about 4 months after the egagement, but mostly that was because My mother had about 10 redrafts of the announcement.
She wrote the drafts, confirmed them with myself and my fiance and then with his family. The newspaper just ask for what you want to print and gives you an estimate.
Then again my parents had us do an photography engagement session 4 months before we were engaged. We were doing family portraits and my mom said she wanted some of just us (she’s a sneaky one) 🙂