We understand that gathering all the information necessary to place an announcement can sometimes be confusing.
The following are answers to frequently asked questions about publishing an announcement/celebration in the The Advocate.

When should an engagement announcement run?

Engagements are eligible to run anytime from the Sunday after the engagement until the Sunday before the wedding. However, in case of an error, engagement announcements that run the weekend before the wedding cannot be rerun. Therefore, it is advisable to run announcements at least two weeks in advance.

When should a wedding announcement run?

Wedding announcements are eligible to run beginning the Sunday after the wedding.

What is the charge per picture?

There is no charge per picture, the charge is based on the amount of space required to include both photo and text.

What should I include in my announcement?

Please refer to our Writing Guide tab regarding what to put into your celebration announcement.

How can I purchase Laminations of my announcement?

Call (225) 388-0738 or download the order form here:
Lamination Order Form

We are only able to prepare sealed copies for one year after the date of publication.

How can I purchase additional copies of the paper?

You can always purchase additional copies of the paper with your announcement from the Baton Rouge office or our New Orleans Office.

Baton Rouge Office: 10705 Rieger Rd., Baton Rouge, LA., 70809
New Orleans Office: 840 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA., 70130

Please call Veronica Ricard at 225-388-0625 or email vricard@theadvocate.com so we can set aside your copies.

How much will additional copies cost per issue?

Baton Rouge: $2.00 per copy
Must be picked up at 10705 Riger Rd., Baton Rouge, LA., 70809
New Orleans: $4.00 per copy mailed
Lafayette: $4.00 per copy mailed

What is the Thursday zone edition?

The Thursday zone edition is your Neighborhood newspaper that will run in your specific neighborhood, so if you live in Ascension Parish it will be distributed in the Ascension area.

Which Thursday does it run?

We always run the Thursday zone edition directly following your Sunday run.