So this is why I need your help....
What is the proper etiquette for a newspaper announcement if you are having an invitation only wedding? Do you put a wedding announcement in the paper before or after the wedding? If you do it before is that rude? Do people even care? HELP!!! This all news to me, I just thought you put a wedding announcement in the paper and that was it. I didn't think people read that and thought it was an open invitation to attend your wedding? It seems that my generation is NOT a paper reading one, and would NEED a formal invitation? NO? YES? MAYBE?
Is this only true of small towns like the ones D and I hail from?
So I was curious and went to the Tennessean and many people worded there announcements as follows:
- ..."friends and family are welcome to attend, invitations were sent to out of town guest only"
- ..."will be married September 26, 2009" no details
- ..."will be married September 26th, 2009 at such and such church, at such and such time"
- ..."were married September 26th, 2009"
I would love any wedding guru to clear this up for me before I commit and faux pas!!!