How to word wedding announcement e-mails

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How to word wedding announcement e-mails
Inform e-mail recipients of your happy occasion. (Comstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Wedding announcements inform friends, family, and colleagues that you've been married. If you were not able to invite every name in your e-mail address list to your wedding, an e-mail wedding announcement will inform everyone of your marriage. This is also a good way to inform professional colleagues of a name change as a result of the wedding. It is not necessary to send an e-mail announcement to people who attended your wedding.

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    Set the tone of your wedding announcement e-mails to match your wedding invitations. If the invitations were formal, use the same type of wording in the announcement e-mails. If your invitations were informal and unique, you can make your announcements more whimsical.

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    Use the same wording that you used in your wedding invitations, lining up the words in the same blocking, except replace "invite" with "announce." If the invitation to the wedding was requested by your parents, then the announcement should read the same way. For example: Mr. and Mrs. John Smith have the honour to announce the marriage of their daughter Sara Jane and Mark Jones, on Saturday, the fourth of May, two thousand and eleven at St. Catherine's Church Springfield, Illinois.

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    Write in a casual tone if your wedding invitation was casual or there were no physical invitations sent out for your wedding. For example, you could write a wedding announcement e-mail such as this, lining up the words in a block form: Sara Smith and Mark Jones have the pleasure of announcing their marriage on Saturday, May 4, 2011.

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    Inform the recipients of any name changes as a result of the wedding, and when the couple will be home. If desired, inform the recipients of the couple's new address. For example: Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jones will be home at 1234 Cedar Lane, Springfield, Illinois after May 22, 2011; or Mr. Mark Jones and Ms. Sara Smith, if the bride is keeping her maiden name; or Mr. Mark and Mrs. Sara Smith-Jones if she wishes to hyphenate her last name.

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    Type up the e-mail before your wedding and save it to draft. Send the e-mails after your wedding. If you have Internet access during your honeymoon, you could send them then, or wait until you are home, since you officially have up to three months to announce your wedding.

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