(Closed) Need help on marriage announcement for newspaper!

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Check out this link:

http://www.ehow.com/how_7196_submit-wedding-announcement.html

Sometimes, the newspapers will have a template that you could use. Basically, it’s when/where the wedding took place, who the parents of each are and who “served” in your wedding as maids and groomsmen, where you guys grew up and went to school, where you’re going to reside post wedding and where you’re going to honeymoon. 

As for the picture, I would think that it would be one from your wedding but if you haven’t gotten those back yet than I would assume that a nice engagement picture would work great!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Ditto that there’s usually a template of information that the newspaper requires. My mom wanted to put one for us in the newspaper of the small town where my parents grew up and where some of our relatives still are, and it’s very traditional and Southern, so that process required a million details about decor, who wore what, what was served, etc. If you’d like to see an example, here’s ours.

The photo is usually one of the bride and groom together and smiling, either in a posed portrait or cutting the cake or something similar.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Especially in the South, the picture is often a portrait of the bride alone (taken before the wedding day, and then the announcement can be published immediately after the wedding, before you get your wedding pictures from the photographer). Otherwise, it’s usually a fairly traditional and formal portrait of the couple on the wedding day.

As to what goes in the announcement, it varies from very basic and minimal to very detailed. My hometown paper has an index online of all the announcements, so you can see how they vary:

http://www.legacy.com/winstonsalem/Celebrations.asp?Page=SearchResults

If you search around the newspaper’s site (www.journalnow.com), you can find an online copy of the info form they use to craft the announcement — that might help you sort out what to put in!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Usually it goes something like:

 

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Smith of Disneyland, California are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Leigh to Mr. John Black of Austin, Texas. The wedding will be held in Austin on Nov 12, 2075. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It depends — some places you get to write it yourself, others will take suggestions, others will have their staff do it. If you call the person at the paper responsible for community announcements, they will probably let you know if you can write it (and let them edit) or they just want you to hand over the info!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d just omit the position, maybe and say “Groom works at <Restaurant Name>” or, if this is for out of town (and people wouldnt be familiar with <Restaurant Name>) you could say “Groom is employed in hospitality OR food service” or “Groom works in the kitchen of <Restaurant Name>”

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I used to work for a newspaper & there was a basic form BUT exceptions could be made if people wanted to jazz up the announcements. You should totally call and ask, especially if it’s a smaller publication!

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