Writing Guide

TIPS TO WRITING YOUR WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT

When placing your wedding announcement you will have so many details that you will want to include but there will also be information you might forget. Here are a few things you should definitely put into your wedding announcement.

In some cases a personal Thank You note to the parents is included at the bottom thanking those who attended and those who helped with the wedding.

TIPS TO WRITING YOUR ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Here is an example of a simple Engagement Announcement:

"Mr. and Mrs. John Smith of Baton Rouge, LA., announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Mary Smith to John Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brown of Denham Springs, LA."

If either parents are divorced, the announcement should list them separately.
For example:

"Mr. John Smith of Baton Rouge, LA and Susan Jones of St. Francisville, LA, announce the engagement of their daughter."

Announce the time, date and place of the wedding in the final section. For example:

"The wedding is planned for 7:00 p.m., Month Date, Year, at Holy Chapel."

Or if you've not yet chosen a date:

"A June wedding is planned" or "No date has been set for the wedding."


TIPS TO WRITING YOUR ANNIVERSARY ANNOUNCEMENT

Suggested items to include in your anniverary announcement are as follows:

Focus on a memorable event. Tell a short story about how you and your spouse met. If you can tell your story by bringing out a unique or humorous anecdote or the quirky interests the two of you have shared throughout your life together, then your anniversary announcement can become an entertaining read.