(Closed) POLL: Newspaper announcement?

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
  • poll: Did you or your parents put an engagement announcement in your hometown newspaper?
    Yes, to spread the news! : (2 votes)
    4 %
    No, everyone I cared about already knew : (48 votes)
    96 %
  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I think it’s pretty outdated now. 

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

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    bellathefox :  It’s pretty outdated now. I think STD announcements have taken it’s place.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    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
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    Sugar bee
    • 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 # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    This would be really weird to do where I grew up!

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee

    I don’t think that’s even an option. I’m not sure we even have a paper….? 

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    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
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    Busy bee

    It’s outdated but I know kit harrington and rose Leslie just did it! 

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    Cringe 

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee

    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
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    Bumble bee

    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.

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