(Closed) engagement announcement in newspaper question

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am also in my 30’s (we will both be 39 when we say our I do’s in October) this is encore for both of us-for our local paper, they insisted that they only listed it with the parents announcing-it was “policy”. In the paper where Fiance lives, they listed it as we wrote it.

Quite a thrill seeing it in the paper I must say!

Post # 4
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We’re both in our 30’s as well….and even though we are both first timers we still wrote it so that “we” announced it.  We also didn’t list high school, and only listed our graduate degrees and teh name of the universities.  We didn’t list graduation years even though the girl at my hometown paper insisted we HAD to. 

Did I mention the “girl at my hometown paper” I taught baton lessons to as a middle schooler while I was a senior in high school? 😉 And yes, it was kinda fun to see it in the paper 🙂

Post # 5
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Don’t know if this is the right place to put this… but it kinda fits…. My Fiance and I are both from tightknit towns; he from a farming community, me from a town where everyone knew my parents.  The problem I have with doing an engagement announcement is that we are having a very small wedding (have to keep it to 150 b/c thats all that will fit in the chapel).  Do we have to do an engagement announcement, I’m afraid that if I do then everyone & their brother will expect an invite.  Can I just get away with doing a wedding announcement after the wedding?  Thanks!

Post # 6
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@prairyway – Yes, you definitely can announce it yourself. I have worked at two of those same kind of small town papers! Even though they have a form with those questions, you can write your own little announcement, and most papers will print it as you write it. I would write it up as you would like it announced and then bring it up when you turn it in to the paper so they don’t change it to the traditional format.

@oneflute – I had that same concern! To try heading off millions of guests at the past, I specified that we were planning a small September wedding without specifying a date, but I think it is totally acceptable to skip the engagement announcement. 

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