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.
- The date and place and time you were married
- Who married you?
- Readings and prayers by
- If reception location is different from the ceremony
- Parents and Grandparents of the Bride along with city of residence and where the bride was raised
- Parents and Grandparents of the Groom along with city of residence and where the groom was raised. (If siblings are not part of the bridal party, include them with the parents.)
- Who escorted the bride down the aisle?
- Description of the wedding dress
- Bridal attendants
- Bridal party dress description
- Groom’s Attendants
- Ushers, Flower Girls and Ring Bearers
- How the night ended, where the rehearsal dinner was hosted and by whom
- The Bride’s schooling
- The Bride’s current occupation
- The Groom’s schooling
- The Groom’s current occupation
- Location of honeymoon
- City the couple will reside in
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.
"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:
- Your full name
- Your spouse's name
- Where you live
- Number of years you've been married
- Names of your children
- How you met
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.