Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Wedding Planning

Wedding Announcements

Wedding announcements are sent to any far away relatives, friends or any guests whom you could not invite to your wedding. You do not have to send them - some feel as though they are soliciting for gifts. Wedding announcements are similar to newspaper announcements, except that you are directing this happy news to specific people who will share in your happiness.

If you've already established a career using your maiden name and are now changing your name, send an announcement to your colleagues to let them know of the change in your name.


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A wedding announcement is worded like a wedding invitation. The wording of the announcement should have the same level of formality as the wedding invitation itself. The bride and groom or their parents can announce the wedding. Example:

If the parents make the wedding announcement:

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith
have the honor to announce
the marriage of their daughter
(or "announce the marriage of their daughter")
Mary Ann
to
James Alan Nelson
Saturday, the fifth of May
Two Thousand Fourteen
St. Mary's Church
Providence, Rhode Island

If the bride and groom make the wedding announcement:

Mary Ann Smith
and
James Alan Nelson
(or James and Mary Nelson)
announce their marriage
Saturday, the fifth of May
Two Thousand Fourteen
St. Mary's Church
Providence, Rhode Island

You can send the announcements out the night before your wedding or else have a family member or friend send them out the day after your wedding.

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