Society page guidelines

Society page guidelines

Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2010 8:01 pm

General rules: Cities of address and full names must be included for everyone listed in any information submitted. Information is printed in the order it is submitted to The Messenger, when possible.
Engagements
Engagement announcements must be typed. Handwritten engagements will not be accepted. It is suggested they be submitted before the first bridal party, and they MUST be submitted no later than two weeks before the wedding.
Bridal parties
Bridal parties must be submitted no later than two weeks after the party. Dates of the parties must be included on the typed write-up.
Final wedding plans
Final wedding plans must be typed and submitted no later than two weeks before the wedding.
Weddings
Weddings must be typed and double spaced and submitted no later than six weeks after the wedding. Weddings submitted after this strict deadline may be published at the prevailing advertising rate. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.
Anniversaries
Anniversaries must be submitted typed no later than two weeks before a celebration invitation or they may be submitted no more than one month after the celebration.
Birthday parties
Birthday parties will be published for children ages 1-12 and for adults ages 80 and older. Children’s parties are published on Wednesdays only and should be submitted TYPED by Thursday before the Wednesday for publication. Space limitations sometimes mean that some birthdays will be held an additional week before publication.
Information for adults must be typed and will be published either before or after a party, but not both. Those being submitted as an invitation to a gathering must be submitted no later than two weeks before the event.
Birth announcements
Birth announcements must be typed and should be submitted no later than three months after the child’s birth date.
Reunions
Information and photos for class and family reunions may be submitted for publication no later than one month after the event has been held. Information must be typed.

Published in The Messenger 9.23.10

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