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Announcing Their Engagement On Newspaper: Is It Still Important?

People have their own set of rituals and practices when it comes to holding wedding ceremonies. While bridal couples may not know all of them, they should at least find time to know and understand the most important wedding etiquettes— from engagement to the wedding celebration. This is to make sure that the wedding goes according to plan.

An important wedding etiquette that engaged couples shouldn’t miss doing is the formal announcement of their engagement. After informing the parents of the bride and groom and getting their approval, the next thing to do is to inform everyone they know about this news. This is traditionally done by publishing it on newspaper. Other options that bridal couples have today include sending the announcement through email or by holding an engagement party.

If the bridal couple opts for to spread the news the traditional way, they should immediately ask the feature or society editor as to when’s the right time to do it. Newspaper editors usually accept one three to six months before ceremony.

Traditionally, the bride’s parents are the ones in charge of the public announcement. The information that is found in this kind of announcement includes the names of the engaged couple and of their parents’, as well as the wedding date and their permanent addresses.

Engaged couples may also choose to have an engagement portrait printed below the announcement. Engagement portraits used to show only a picture of the bride. But modern practices allows for the bridal couple to be photographed together for their engagement portrait.

Obviously, bridal couples need the service of a professional photographer who specializes in wedding photography or more specifically, bridal photography. These types of wedding photographers are already familiar of the requirements for capturing engagement portraits. Hence, couples can be guaranteed that they will make the right pose for this kind of photograph or get the kind of photography style that is right for their personality.

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