Marriage Announcements to Announce Your Marriage
Marriage announcements are a great way to let people know that you have gotten married. These are a great keepsake for friends and family that attended the wedding and are an especially great way to let those who did not attend know that the wedding has taken place. To follow proper etiquette, they should be sent within one month of the wedding to two months after the wedding has taken place.
Marriage announcements should keep with the theme of the overall wedding. This means the same color, and formality as well as the tone. This is true even for informal cards. Making sure that all stationery is the same will help further the theme of the wedding.
The parents of the bride traditionally send these out, and are keeping with a formal theme, they have a fairly standard format for sayings, verses and wordings. Typically they will say something such as, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith have the honor of announcing the marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Jane to Brain Matthew, 30th of June, 2007 at Calvary United Church, New York, New York. "
If the wedding was a small, casual affair, the marriage cards should keep with the casual theme. For instance, if the wedding took place on a beach and was unconventional, the tradition isn't a necessity. The wordings on the marriage card could say, “we tied the knot! At the Paradise Sands Resort Beach in the Bahamas, on June 30th, 2007. Thanks to all of those that participated in our special day!"
A photo taken of the ceremony is a nice inclusion. It will give those who could not come to the ceremony a glimpse into what the day was like. The photo should obviously include the bride and the groom and if not taken during the actual ceremony, it should be taken in the same setting that the wedding took place. This photo can be used as the front, with the back of the photo indicating the details. Using a black and white photo can be a nice touch.
Even those who did not attend the wedding may wish to send presents to help the couple begin their lives together and to congratulate them. While couples should not expect this, it's a definite possibility. For this reason, there should also be thank you cards ordered. These are just small cards that will thank the person for their gift and can keep with the theme.
Marriage thank you card verses and sayings should keep with the theme. For the casual wedding on the beach, the wordings could say something such as, “we want to show our thanks. " For the announcement that has been more formal, the thank you card sayings should be something such as, “we express our gratitude to you for celebrating in our love. "
There are many different types of printed marriage announcements, announcements for marriage and the theme and tone of the wedding need to be adhered to when sending both.
About the Authors: Sarah Porter and Patti Paz are authors of several articles including Unique Marriage Announcements , Personalized Marriage Announcements , Announcements For Marriage and more.