It’s big news to marry the person you love, the type you want to shout from the rooftops. What’s the next best thing to announcing your wedding? Of course, it’s a wedding announcement!

The etiquette of writing a formal wedding announcement for your local newspaper

A wedding announcement, whether mailed, printed in the local newspaper, or shared on social media, is a formal and respectful way for you to share the good news with extended family and friends who were unable to attend the wedding due to price constraints, travel, or because you chose to elope. Sending personalized wedding announcement cards to your friends and family is a wonderful way to let them know you’ve found the one you’ll spend the rest of your life with.


What should your wedding announcement contain?

If the newspaper in question plans to write your announcement, you’ll be asked to fill out an online form that includes information about your wedding and a lot more. 

  • NAME OF THE HOSTS – If your parents or someone other than the bride and groom hosted your wedding, it’s only fair to recognize them by putting their names on your wedding announcement card, similar to how you did with your invitation. If you included their names on the invitation, do so.
  • NAMES OF THE COUPLE – Both the bride and groom’s full names should be included on the wedding announcement card. You do not need to mention your parents’ names if the couple is hosting the wedding.
  • THE WEDDING DATE – Spell down the month, day, and year of the wedding date for formal and religious weddings. Figures can be used for casual weddings.
  • THE WEDDING SITE – You can include the city and state where the wedding will be held here. It’s also a good idea to mention the reception facility or ceremony location’s name.


Announcing your wedding in the newspaper

Wedding announcements are frequently formatted or styled in a specific way by newspapers. Typically, you’d include information on the newlyweds, such as complete names, addresses, education, and employment, as well as details of a recent marriage or commitment ceremony. The couple’s parents’ addresses and jobs must also be disclosed. A formal photograph of the newlywed couple is usually included in wedding announcements.


Marriage annoucements with modern etiquettes

It is no longer necessary to publish a formal announcement of an engagement in the newspaper. Many couples make casual announcements on social media sites. Wedding announcements can also be sent to friends and business contacts after the wedding.


When should you send out your wedding announcements?

Wedding announcement cards should be sent a day after the wedding, according to traditional protocol. Modern etiquette gives you more time to personalize your wedding announcements with images from your big day.


Announcing your big day should be as special as the moment itself, and we at Spain Weddings ensure that we take care of all your tasks thoroughly and give you the wedding of your dreams. Contact us for more information today.

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