Important Details to Remember

If you decide to put your wedding date in your announcement, make sure that you have already confirmed your location and ceremony site. You may be surprised that many places are booked months, even a year in advance, and you don't want to make unnecessary last minute changes.

Warning! You have announced to the world a date on which you will not be home. Ask someone to stay home during the wedding festivities. (Home have been broken into during wedding celebrations and we have learned from the police that it is not unusual.) Take precautions.

Sample Newspaper Announcement
Mr. and Mrs. Smith of Greenville (hometown) announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Esther, to Mr. John Emanuel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel of Jersey City, New Jersey. A September wedding is planned.
For the couple hosting their own wedding

Jill Palmer, Manager for ABC Company, is to be married in September to John Corwell, CEO of EFG Company, Ms. Palmer is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan P. Palmer of Naples. Mr. Corwell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Corwell of Sumter.

If parents are divorced you may add "and" between the two parents names with their current full name and titles.