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                                  WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT GUIDE

   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.
Due to space restrictions, wedding announcements longer than 750 words will be edited for
space. Any necessary cuts will be taken from the “OPTIONAL INFORMATION” area at our
discretion.
   ANNOUNCEMENT FORMAT: Use a standard type style and size (example: Times Roman
set at 10 or 12). Follow the guides below in the order listed for to see what may be included,
and TYPE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AS YOU WISH FOR IT TO APPEAR IN THE PAPER (it
may be edited to meet newspaper style and space requirements – see Sample Wedding at-
tached).
   PHOTOS: If you wish to include a photo, please note we only accept photos of the bride. If
you are sending it by e-mail, attach it as a separate .jpg or .tif file and be sure to include the
bride’s married 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 for-
mat. Note how you wish the bride’s name to be listed in the photo caption.
   SUBMITTING: The easiest way to submit the announcement is to E-mail it to: Ro-
manLife@RNT.com. If not submitted by e-mail, the announcement and photo (write the
bride’s married name on the back) may be dropped off in the Newsroom at 305 E. Sixth Ave.,
or may be mailed to: Attn. Roman Life Department, c/o Rome News-Tribune, 305 E. Sixth
Ave., Rome, GA 30161. Photos may be picked up after the announcement is published. Photos
should be of the bride only.
   DEADLINE: Announcements must be submitted by Tuesday at noon for consideration in
the following Sunday’s newspaper. However, because of space limitations, every announce-
ment 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, Evening phone and E-mail.
  3. Time, date and place of marriage.
  4. Pre-Marriage name and address of bride.
  5. Name and address of bride’s parents (indicate if divorced or deceased):
  6. Name of groom (and address if different from bride’s):
  7. Name and address of groom’s parents (indicate if divorced or deceased):
  8. If a photo is provided, list how you wish the bride’s name to appear in the photo caption.
                                     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 in marriage
   *Description of bride’s gown, veil and bouquet
   *Bride’s attendants (including flower girls) and cities of residence:
   *Description of attendants gowns
   *Groom’s attendants (including ring bearer) and cities of residence:
   *What the mother of bride / mother of groom wore (may include corsage description).
   *Reception location.
   *Prenuptial parties. You may list the theme, location and a maximum of three host/hostesses’ names
per party. If more than three names are listed, we have to assume the names are of all the attendees —
not the hosts or hostesses who actually organized the event and deserve the recognition for doing so —
and the list will be changed to “friends and family of the couple.”
   *Wedding trip destination
   *Couple’s place of residence after wedding.

   By submitting this information I agree that this information is accurate and that I understand the
Rome News-Tribune will edit free announcements to comply with the newspaper's style. I also under-
stand that the Rome News-Tribune is not responsible for any errors or omissions due to incorrect or
unclear information provided on the form, and because of space limitations, the Rome News-Tribune
cannot guarantee the run date of this free announcement, even if it meets the deadline.
                       SAMPLE WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT (725 words):

   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.
   The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Jones of Rome. She is the granddaugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. James Williams of Rome, Walter Jones of Greenville, N.C., and the late
Elizabeth Jones.
   The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven White of Dallas. He is the grandson of Mr. and
Mrs. Glen White and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Chapman, all of Macon, and the late Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Johnson.
   Paul Michaels of Dallas performed the double-ring ceremony. Silver candle stands with
white pillar candles adorned the altar. Rows of white flower petals lined both sides of the
aisle.
   A program of wedding music included “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Bach, “Canon in
D” by Pachelbel, “Wedding March” by Wagner, “With God as My Witness” by Kenny Walters
and “Wedding March” by Mendelssohn.
   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.
   The bride, 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.
   The father of the groom 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.
   The mother of the bride wore a formal dress of champagne shimmer fabric with a match-
ing jacket trimmed with crystal beading. The mother of the groom wore an ankle-length, two-
piece rose dress with a satin-trimmed jacket adorned with sequined flowers. The mothers of
the bridal 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 bride’s three-tier yellow cake with white butter cream icing.
The base of each square tier was wrapped in a light blue ribbon. The cake was placed on a
silver plateau. The groom’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, the groom’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.

				
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