Town criers won’t relay your engagement news to the masses. Gossips are no good either. You could call everyone you know, but that would monopolize precious daytime minutes. If you want to get the news out, the best option is an engagement or wedding announcement in the local newspaper. Announcements just might be the easiest part of planning your wedding. In most instances, all you have to do is fill out a form with you and your fiance’s names, hometowns, education levels, graduation years and current employers. Some publications will also ask for the parents’ names and addresses, as well. Many weekly newspapers such as the Dover Post and Harrington Journal run the announcements for free, however, others charge a nominal fee.
Try to get the information to the paper as soon as possible. Don Flood, publisher of the Dover Post, says it can take a week or two to be printed. “Sometimes we have some backlog of announcements,” he says. “That can take some time to clear out.”
The Newark Post Email announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 737-0724 for more information.
The Dover Post You can submit annoucements online, or stop by in person 609 E. Division St., Dover. Call 678-3616 for more.
The News Journal Submit announcements online at or in person at 950 W. Basin Road, New Castle. Call 324-2456 for more.