Wedding Announcements

Announcements: this is not to be confused with the legal requirement of the “reading” of your bans, or a notice being placed for public viewing, at the place of your wedding ceremony.

What media should I choose?


– by embossed card to those identified as VIP’s to both families, prior to public announcement 
– your local newspaper/gazette 
– your national newspaper 
– a national magazine, e.g., UK’s Country Life, Australia’s Country Style, etc.

In some instances, a full-page portrait of the lady in question may accompany the article.

How do I word an article?

Here are some suggestions for your consideration:

Miss ……………………, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs ……………, of (address), is to be married to Mr ……………………, son of Mr & Mrs ………………….., of (address), on (date).

Alternatively a date may not be given if it has not yet been decided upon, or it is too early to announce. Instead, for national magazines the wording may continue. For example,Miss …………. runs a company (or is a journalist for, is the P.A. to ………etc.)

In the case, where a parent is deceased, the wording may read as follows:Miss ……………………. (name),younger daughter of the late Mr & Mrs ……………….., of (address),is to be married to the eldest son of Mr & Mrs …………… , of (address).

Another option upon the couple’s marriage is:Miss ……………………..daughter of Mr & Mrs …………of (address),was recently married to Mr …………..(name),son of Mr & Mrs ………….(name), of …………….. (address).Miss …………… is shown here on her wedding day.

Upon a marriage a local paper may choose to wax lyrical. They will wish in know:


– how the bridal party reached the wedding ceremony 
– the name of the church/wedding venue 
– who the bride was accompanied by 
– the number of guests 
– the name of any VIP’s or celebratory attending 
– how the couple met 
– where the couple will honeymoon 
– where they are to reside upon their return from their honeymoon

A photograph may also be supplied in the paper to accompany the article. 

How Much Does An Announcement Cost?

This will depend upon:


– whether the paper is local, national, or a glossy magazine 
– the coverage/circulation of the paper concerned 
– the length of the advertisement 
– whether or not a photograph is to be included

Finally, an announcement is not obligatory, indeed many couples opt not to make an announcement.

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