(Closed) What is the correct way to word my newspaper announcement? Need help ASAP!

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
7649 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012


MR. and Mrs. Jessamessa announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessamessa LeeAnn, of Morehead City to Future Mr Jesssamesssa of Kinston, son of {moms} and the late {dads}.

The bolded part is how I would word it. You don’t need to put their location because you didn’t put your own parent’s. I guess, for me, I don’t understand why the grandparents are included at all for you or him. It actually clutters the article (and the way it was worded originally made me feel like I was reading an obituary). Usually you see something like “parents are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter WOMAN of PointPlace to MAN of Louisville, son of PARENTS.

Usually you don’t mention the place you are getting married unless you want random people showing up at your wedding. If you do, then you can definitely put all that information in. Otherwise, if you have a church that can only handle so many people I would suggest leaving the church out.

Just my two cents. Maybe someone else has some better ideas too. I never did an engagement announcement in the paper, but I know when I see them they usually just contain a quick “congrats” from the parents and where everyone is from.

Post # 4
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014


‘Col. Jessamessa and, the late…” no comma after and.



‘She is a collage graduate. ..’ should be college.


Also, ‘survived by’ is used to indicate the surviving relatives of a deceased person, so saying ‘he is survived by …’ means you’re marrying a ghost. And speaking as a genealogist’s daughter,  having grandparents mentioned is great. In a hundred years when your 6x great granddaughter is researching, she’ll love you for it.


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