Sending out news of your marriage or engagement to friends and family is just part of the joyous occasion. If you are looking for a unique way to spread the news, sending a telegram in the same fashion as you would an announcement is one-of-a-kind and special. Sending announcements for a vintage-style wedding via telegram sets the tone of the ceremony. As opposed to a traditional announcement, however, a telegram is short and to the point. Writing them is simple and a few tips will keep them looking—and sounding—authentic.
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Write out short, sharp sentences. Begin the telegram with you and your partner's name and announce your wedding.
Finish off each sentence with a - (STOP) - just as old fashioned telegrams were written to break up sentences. After beginning the telegram, let guests know formal invitations will follow the announcement once a date is set.
Add a parting sentence if you wish after the announcement, such as how happy you both are or any other special details about the engagement.
Avoid adding too many filler words such as “we,” “your,” “that” or “a.” Keep the sentences short and to the point to replicate a real telegram. Write out all numbers into word form, even if you’re adding a date to the telegram.
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