The Herald-Dispatch provides basic wedding and engagement announcements at no charge, but allows expanded announcements and photographs for a fee.
Couples can select from a variety of packages ranging from $50 to $205 or more, based on the length of the article and the size of the photograph. Paid packages include delivery of 10 newspapers so you can share your announcement with family and friends. Newspapers are available for purchase at The Herald-Dispatch for anyone placing a free announcement.
All announcements appear in color in the Sunday editions.
Here is how to publicize your personal celebrations:
Weddings: Free wedding announcements should be published within two months after the wedding.
Engagements: Free engagement announcements should be published six weeks in advance of the wedding.
Anniversaries: 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries and every 10th year thereafter will be published at no charge with up to 50 words and a photo. For other anniversaries, you may select a paid option.
Deadlines: All announcements are published on Sunday and must be received by 3 p.m. Tuesday, five days before publication.
Photographs: Celebration photos will run in color. For good reproduction, photos should be of professional quality. Cell phone photos are not acceptable. Click here for help on selecting the best photo for your announcement.
To choose a package: Click on the thumbnails of package examples below. After you choose which package you would like, send an email email@example.com the following information:
YOUR PHONE NUMBER:
THE PACKAGE YOU WOULD LIKE:
THE TEXT OF YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT (you can check the word count in any word processing program):
ATTACH A HIGH-QUALITY COLOR .JPG PHOTO:
We will then call you to arrange payment.
Questions? Call us at 304-526-2793