Don't know how to write a wedding announcement?

Read on to learn how.

Some couples choose to have smaller, more intimate wedding ceremonies, but are unsure of how to write a wedding announcement to inform friends and family of their recent marriage. Wedding announcements are often used to announce a marriage to guests who were unable to attend the ceremony as well as co-workers, distant relatives or casual acquaintances that were not on the guest list.

These simple steps will show you how to write a wedding announcement that will share the good news of your marriage, as well as inform people of a possible change of name.

Things You Will Need

List of Addresses

Step 1

The first thing you need to do is compile a list of everyone to whom you would like to send a wedding announcement. It may be a good idea to check with the parents of both the bride and groom in case they have additional people that they would like to add to the list.

Step 2

Once you know how many announcements you will need, you must decide how much money you intend to spend. You can order custom announcements from a print shop, or you can buy pre-packaged cards from a stationary shop and add the information yourself. The decision is yours; although the size of your budget and number of cards required can be deciding factors. If you decide to order custom cards, be aware that it may take a few weeks before the cards are ready, so order accordingly if you have a specific date in mind for the release of your announcement.

Step 3

Now that you have chosen the medium for your announcement it is time to think of how to write a wedding announcement that will convey all of the necessary information in a clear and concise manner. Decide which details need to be included on the card and list them. A wedding announcement should include the full names of your spouse and yourself as well as the names of each of your parents and the date and location of the wedding.

You may also want to supply more details, such as where you plan to live and whether or not the bride has changed her name. Try to word your announcement in such a way that people who were not invited will not feel as if they were left out. You may also want to mention that gifts are not required.

Step 4

When is comes to organizing the information and choosing the wording, many people think they don't know how to write a wedding announcement, but it is easier than you may think. Wedding announcements are usually done in one of two formats. They can be issued by the parents of the bride and groom, or they can be issued by the bride and groom themselves.

Step 5

After you have decided upon the wording of your wedding announcement and sent out the cards, you may also wish to place an announcement in the local newspaper. You can use the same wording that was used on the announcement cards, or you may wish to shorten it to lower the cost of the newspaper advertisement. Placing an announcement in the newspaper enables you to save the clipping to add to your wedding album or scrapbook. You can also include a copy of your wedding photo to accompany the announcement.

By following these simple steps, anyone can easily learn how to write a wedding announcement. You can also use the same general formula for other types of announcements, including a birth announcement, which, for many couples, is next in line after the wedding announcement.

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