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Rome News-Tribune: Wedding Announcement Guide

The Rome News-Tribune will attempt to verify submitted information with both parties involved in wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements. If both parties cannot be reached for verification, the announcement may not be published on the date requested.

Please type your announcement using the information below as your guide. In order to reduce the possibility of errors, handwritten wedding announcements are no longer accepted.

ANNOUNCEMENT FORMAT: Announcements MUST BE TYPED in a plain, regular size font. (Ex. Times New Roman, font size “9” or “10”)  Type it as you wish it to appear in the paper (see sample wedding attached). An electronic Word document is preferred, or in the body of an e-mail. If you must turn in a paper version, do NOT use Italics, OR all capital letters, OR “question/answer” format OR columns. WE CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS IF THE ABOVE FORMAT IS NOT FOLLOWED.

PHOTOS: If you wish to include a photo, please submit a sharp, in-focus photo of the couple, making sure to avoid busy or confusing backgrounds. If you are sending it by e-mail, attach it as a separate .jpg or .tif file and be sure to include the couple’s name in the subject line. It does not matter if the photo is in color or black and white, and we can reduce if necessary, but it must be able to fit a 4” wide x 6” high format. Note how you wish the couple’s name to be listed in the photo caption at the top of your typed announcement.

SUBMITTING: The best way to submit the announcement is to E-mail it to: RomanLife@RN-T.com. If not submitted by e-mail, the announcement and photo (write the bride’s married name on the back of the photo) may be dropped off in the Newsroom at 305 E. Sixth Ave. Photos may be picked up after the announcement is published. Photos may be of the bride alone or the couple together.

DEADLINE: Announcements must be submitted by Tuesday at noon for consideration in the following Sunday’s newspaper. However, because of space limitations, every announcement meeting the deadline might not appear in the that Sunday’s edition (especially during busy wedding seasons).

Information will not be accepted for publication more than 60 days after the wedding. For assistance please call 706-290-5255 or 706-290-5252 or e-mail RomanLife@RN-T.com.

REQUIRED INFORMATION:

1. Name of person submitting announcement and relationship to couple.

2. Contact info — Daytime phone and E-mail for both spouses.

3. If a photo is provided, list how you wish the couple’s name to appear in the photo caption at the top of the announcement.

The remainder of the information should be typed as you wish it to appear in the paper:

4. Names of the couple and towns of residence (if there are bride(s), please use maiden name (s)).

5. Time, date and place of marriage.

6. Name and address of Spouse 1’s parents (indicate if deceased or if divorced).

7. Name and address of Spouse 2’s parents (indicate if deceased or if divorced).

8: Place of honeymoon and couple’s city of residence after marriage.

 

OPTIONAL INFORMATION:

*Minister’s name

*Interior Church decorations

*Program of wedding music (and who performed by if live performers)

*Who escorted and gave the bride(s) or couple in marriage if a bride(s) was present

*Description of couple’s attire and bouquet (if one was used)

*Brial attendants – if any, (including flower girls) and cities of residence:

*Description of attendants attire

*Groom’s attendants – if any (including ring bearer) and cities of residence:

*What the mothers of the couple wore (may include corsage description).

*Reception location.

*Prenuptial parties. You may list the theme, location and the actual host/hostesses’ names per party. It is preferred for you to not list all of the attendees, as the hosts or hostesses who actually organized the event deserve the recognition for doing so. Acceptable wording is “hosted by Mr. and Mrs. John Jones at their home” or “hosted by friends and family at the Dahlonega Mill restaurant.”

NOTE: By submitting this information YOU agree that this information is accurate and that YOU understand the Rome News-Tribune will edit announcements to comply with the newspaper's style AND length requirements. YOU also understand that the Rome News-Tribune is not responsible for any errors or omissions due to incorrect or unclear information provided in the announcement, or by not submitting the announcement in a Word document in the required format, and because of space limitations, the Rome News-Tribune cannot guarantee the run date of this announcement, even if it meets the deadline.

SAMPLE WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Rebecca Diane Jones and Brian Jonathan White were married at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2006, at the R-Ranch in the Mountains in Dahlonega.

Rebecca is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Jones of Rome.

Brian is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven White of Dallas.

The Rev. Paul Michaels of Dallas performed the double-ring ceremony before an altar adorned with urns of roses and baby’s breath and flanked by silver candle stands with white pillar candles. Bows of white satin marked the family pews.

A program of wedding music included “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “Canon in D,” “With God as My Witness” and “Wedding March.”

Janet Watts of Mount Airy was maid of honor. Jill Smith of Dahlonega was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Nicole Williams of Augusta, April Chapman of Cleveland and Katherine White of Dallas, sister of the groom.

Attendants wore tea-length robins egg blue, strapless satin dresses accented at the waist with overlapping layers of satin. They carried hand-tied bouquets of white roses and white Calla lilies.

Rebecca, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, chose a white, strapless, A-line embroidered lace gown with a gathered waist and accented with all-over beading of pearls and sequins. Her shoulder- length veil was double-tiered and bordered with white satin. She carried a bouquet of white roses and white Calla lilies.

Brian’s father  was best man. Groomsmen were Josh Baldwin of Lynchburg, Va., Jim Green of Tampa, Fla., John Holt of LaFayette, Tomas Wilson of Canton and Matthew Hale of Douglasville.

Rebecca’s mother wore a formal dress of champagne shimmer fabric with a matching jacket trimmed with crystal beading. The Brian’s mother wore an ankle-length, two-piece rose dress with a satin-trimmed jacket adorned with sequined flowers. The mothers of the couple were presented with corsages of white roses and miniature Calla lilies. The grandmothers were presented with corsages of white roses.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at R-Ranch in the Mountains.

Refreshments included the a three-tier yellow cake with white butter cream icing. The base of each square tier was wrapped in a light blue ribbon. Brian’s chocolate cake with chocolate icing was in the shape of a ball and chain with a Forsyth County Sheriff’s seal on the ball.

The evening before the wedding, Brian’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Smith House in Dahlonega.

Other pre-nuptial parties included a miscellaneous shower hosted by the bridesmaids at the United Community Bank community room in Dahlonega; a miscellaneous shower hosted by Martha Chapman at the Shipwreck Restaurant in Warner Robins; a miscellaneous shower hosted by Greta Chapman at Friendship Baptist Church in Rome; a lawn and garden shower hosted by family and friends at the home of Terry and Faye Jones; a lingerie shower/bachelorette party hosted by Janet Watts and Jill Smith in Atlanta; and a bridal luncheon hosted by Coleen Anderson at Wylie’s Restaurant in Dahlonega.

After a wedding trip to Key West, Fla., the couple will reside in Cumming.