(Closed) Latin honors/college majors in newspaper engagement announcements?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which line would you use?
    First choice : (4 votes)
    18 %
    Second choice : (7 votes)
    32 %
    Third choice : (7 votes)
    32 %
    other (please explain!) : (4 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    5296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    I think it’s a little boastful, but that’s just me.

    Ours was worded “He majored in x at State University, graduating in year x, and now works for X as an X. She works for x as an x, after graduating with a degree in x in year x from State University.

    Post # 4
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I wouldn’t put any latin honors in it….but that’s just me. I graduated with honors but I think it looks weird to put in a wedding announcement. If it was a graduation announcement…then I’d say go for it.

    Post # 5
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I think they`re fine! I like the first option.

    Post # 6
    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Honest opinion – I’d drop it. I read the announcements every week and I can’t recall reading one of those recently.  I would save the honors for graduation announcements, not engagement announcements.  It’s all about space in newspapers, so if you add that, you’ll have to pay more or cut something else. If your newspaper offers the announcements free, that will probably be the first thing they cut if they need space. 

    Post # 7
    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yea if it was academically related, I’d be all for it, but it seems irrelevant and kind of braggy in an engagement announcement. Just my 2 cents!

    Post # 8
    2086 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    I was cum laude in college and didn’t feel like it was something to brag about.  I was actually embarassed that I wasn’t magna or summa. 

    The only time in my life when Latin honors really mattered was the day before graduation when we picked up our cords and on graduation day, when we wore them.  No one has ever mentioned their honors in my presence since…and I work in academia.

    Post # 10
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I would put it. I think if where you graduated from and what your degrees are is relevent, so are the honors.

    Post # 11
    2869 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I wouldn’t personally include latin honors, but hey, if its meaningful for you then that’s fine.


    Post # 12
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Go for it. The first choice was nice!

    Post # 13
    69 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    You earned it. Why be embarrassed? Good job!

    Post # 14
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I wouldn’t include it (I graduated cum laude and with departmental honors, but FH definitely did not), but shouldn’t it read “____ graduated cum laude/with honors from X university with X degree”?  Not, “____ graduated from X university with X degree, cum laude“?  The grammar seems off to me the way you have it written.  I’d also consider breaking up the language a bit by throwing in “completed a degree in X at X” or “studied X at X” to keep it from becoming monotanous. 

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