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The 10 Part Wedding Invitation Etiquette Guide

Issue #1
Invitation Terms

Issue #2

What Are Save the Dates?

Issue #3
Wedding Invitation Checklist

Issue #4
Wording and Inserts

Issue #5
Response Cards

Issue #6
Wedding Announcements

Issue #7
Addressing Envelopes

Issue #8
Invitation Assembly

Issue #9
Mailing Wedding Invitations

Issue #10
Thank You Cards

 

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Wedding Invitation Guide - Issue #6
WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT OR MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENT

Welcome to Issue 6 covering announcements.

A wedding announcement or marriage announcement provides the perfect way to proclaim your happy news to those who weren't invited. They can match your invitations as far as the paper, font and ink color but are worded with the wedding having already taken place since they will be mailed the same day or immediately after your special day. An announcement definitely should not be received by the recipients until after the ceremony takes place. If everyone you want to tell about your nuptials is at the wedding, there's no need to send marriage announcements.

Some people view them as a gift solicitation, but that's not the case. Think of an announcement as being similar to a newspaper announcement but directed at specific people. If anyone does send a gift, be sure to send them a thank you card right away.

Some reasons for sending an announcement are:

  1. To inform business colleagues of your name change due to your marriage.
  2. If you are having a small, private ceremony.
  3. If parents hosted the wedding but all of their friends and colleagues were not invited.
  4. To inform faraway friends and relatives.
  5. You eloped. In this case your announcement may also invite guests to a post-wedding reception along with announcing your recent marriage.

Parents can announce the marriage (especially if they were the hosts and their names were on the invitations) or you, the couple, can do the honors.


SAMPLE ANNOUNCEMENT WORDINGS

Catch!

The bridal bouquet was thrown,
the garter was tossed, too.
By all present our love was known,
now we'll spread our joy to you!

Announcing the marriage of
BRIDE
and
GROOM
on DATE
LOCATION
CITY, STATE


Because you've shared in their lives
by your friendship and love, we are
very proud to share the happy news.
BRIDE
daughter of PARENTS
and
GROOM
son of PARENTS
were married in a small wedding
on DATE
LOCATION
CITY, STATE

BRIDE and GROOM now reside at
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE, ZIP

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