(Closed) What is the best way to handle announcements and guest you can not invite?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Announcements are usually sent right after the wedding and is usually the duty of the Maid/Matron of Honor.  We have a large amount of announcements.  You don’t need to send out favors, I have never heard of this before.  I would include a link to the website if you have one and be sure to post any amatuer photos for them to look at (we are planning on just posting ones of just the two of us, there are alot of family and distant friends one or the other has never met).

Post # 4
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Announcements are a time-honored tradition.  (I say this as one who first married in 1977, so I was around for most of that time-honoring!)  The traditional wording is:

Mr. and Mrs. Alan P. Leff
have the honour of announcing
the marriage of their daughter
Heather Marie
Mr. Thomas Joseph Abernathy
Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Nineteen Hundred Ninety Eight
St. Mary Cathedral
Huntington, Wyoming

Obviously, as with invitations, the wording has been somewhat flexible in recent years, but that is the main idea.

As previously mentioned, they are prepared before the wedding, but not put into the mail until immediately after the wedding. Someone who receives an announcement is not obligated to send a gift (although some will).  The main idea is that there might be people who would want to know that you were married, even if they couldn’t be invited to the wedding.

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