Post # 1
So I never even thought of doing this, but I started reading a wedding etiquette book that suggests doing an announcement in our hometown newspapers about our engagement.
Did any of you bees do it? Was it soon after the engagement, or did you wait until you had engagement photos done?
Thanks as always!
Post # 2
I think this really depends on what the norm is in your hometown…
It’s totally out of the norm in mine and anyone I know who saw it would probably laugh their asses off at me so it’d be a hard no.
But I had a law school classmate who did one and he’s from a very small town in the Bible Belt, so I figured it must’ve been more of a thing in his area maybe.
Post # 3
I think it’s pretty outdated now.
Post # 4
It’s pretty outdated now. I think STD announcements have taken it’s place.
Post # 5
I think it’s pretty cringey tbh. Our hometown still does them but it’s usually reserved for the town kiss-asses and their spawn.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
Agree with PPs that this used to be the way to let hometown people know about an engagement, but between Instagram and Facebook, an announcement in the newspaper is hardly necessary.
That said, while I didn’t do it myself, I wouldn’t think it was weird if someone did it. I see these kind of announcements in the paper all the time.
Post # 7
Haha fair enough, sounds like it’s one less thing to worry about. Thanks all!
Post # 8
This would be really weird to do where I grew up!
Post # 9
I don’t think that’s even an option. I’m not sure we even have a paper….?
Post # 10
I think social media has pretty much taken over newspaper in the announcement area. I don’t think many people would even see it if we put it in the paper, and they’d probably be random people who don’t know us!
Post # 11
It’s outdated but I know kit harrington and rose Leslie just did it!
Post # 13
I did it, but we’ve been married 40 years. Neither of my daughters did it. No one reads our local, hometown newspaper anymore. They changed their status on Facebook and that was about it.
Post # 14
Our hometown paper used to do it but now they don’t and have ads in the section where it used to be. The only people that did put their announcements in were super wealthy ones or people that had ties to local government. I agree it’s a completely outdated thing.