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Q&A: Wedding Stationery: When to Send Announcements?

Q.

We are having a very informal wedding with just 16 guests. We're not even sending invitations. But I do want to send announcements to those we are not inviting. When do those go out, and how are they worded?

A.

Announcements are generally sent out on the day of the wedding. Usually they are worded similarly to wedding invitations:

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Anderson
have the honor to announce
the marriage of their daughter
Melissa Lynn
and
Robert Scott Hamilton
on Friday, the tenth of June
Two thousand and five
St. Thomas Beckett Church
Mount Prospect, Illinois

But if you're having a very casual wedding, you shouldn't feel that you have to get formal with announcements. Feel free to announce the wedding yourselves.

Melissa Anderson and Robert Hamilton
have the pleasure of announcing
their marriage
etc.

Or just send out personal notes to your loved ones telling them your news.

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