How to Submit a Wedding Announcement!
If you are one of those brides or grooms who has always dreamed of having their wedding announcement in the New York Times, then this is for you!
We have put together a check list of all the necessary requirements that are needed when sending your announcement and hopefully it will be selected.
So before you live Happily Ever After you will need to follow these instructions closely:
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- You will need so submit your marriage or commitment announcements at least six weeks before the legal event. Although they sometimes consider submissions received after that deadline, they give preference to those received first!
- Marriages and commitment ceremonies are reported in the Weddings/Celebrations pages in the Sunday Styles section and on the Web at nytimes.com/weddings. Events on a Sunday are reported on the day of the ceremony.
- It is strongly recommend that your information and write-up be uploaded to The Times’s submissions Web site.
- You must include the full names of the couple, the date of the event and the approximate time of day.
- They will need the couples addresses, schooling and occupations. Also mention any noteworthy awards the couple have received, as well as charitable activities and special achievements. And you will need to tell them how the couple met.
- Also required information is the residences and occupations of the couple’s parents. Please include this even if the parents are deceased.
- For an interfaith event, include the names and affiliations of any other officiants who will participate. Also state the exact location of the event.
- In the case of a marriage, a civil union or a partnership registration, they must have the name, title and affiliation of the person who will legally sign the official certificate.
*All announcements must include daytime, evening and cellphone numbers for the couple and their parents. They also need the office phone numbers for those performing the ceremony. Identify each number. Submissions without telephone numbers cannot be considered.
- The Weddings/Celebrations pages typically publish formal portraits of couples and individual brides. Couples posing for pictures should arrange themselves with their eyebrows on the same level and with their heads fairly close together with plenty of space at the top and sides of the couple’s heads. Pictures should be in color and in a horizontal format. Include the photographer’s name if professional credit is required. Examples of formal portraits can be found here, here and here.
- They will sometimes include informal photographs of individuals or couples at home, outdoors or in other attractive settings. Those posing for pictures should be neatly dressed, and the images should be of professional quality. Examples of informal portraits can be found here, here and here.
- Image requirements: JPEG file format. Width and height of at least 3000 pixels.
Maximum file size of 12MB. Minimum file size of 3MB.