Spirit shares policy on submitting social news

The Spirit of Jefferson welcomes readers’ news about engagements, weddings and landmark anniversaries. Read our policy on how to submit your news. If you have additional questions, call Life Editor Christine Miller Ford in the newsroom at 304-725-2046 or email her at christine@spiritofjefferson.com.

 

Weddings

The newspaper will print at no charge wedding articles along with a black-and-white photo of the bride or the couple. Wedding news should be submitted within three months of the ceremony and must be submitted within a year of the event.

The announcements are professionally composed and copy-edited by our staff.

Information that may be included in the announcement: the bride’s name, where she lives, her parents and their town or towns of residence along with all the same information about the groom; when and where the wedding ceremony was held; the name of the minister or officiant; the names and towns of residence of attendants and ushers; a brief description of the attire worn by the bride, groom and other members of the wedding party and their flowers; the relationship between the attendant and the bride or groom; where out-of-town wedding guests traveled from; details on the reception including where it was held and a brief description of the cake and first dance; the honeymoon location; the city and state where the couple will live; where the bride and groom went to school; where they are employed and any military service.

Announcements should be emailed to Ford at christine@spiritofjefferson.com.

Those who prefer to include additional information and the option of a color photograph may inquire to Mary Burns, the Spirit’s advertising director, at

mary@spiritofjefferson.com. The cost varies on how much space is required to run the announcement. Questions should be directed to her at 304-725-2046.

 

Engagements

Engagement announcements along with a black and white picture and basic information are printed free of charge.

Announcements should be emailed to Ford at christine@spiritofjefferson.com.

Information to be included: the full names and towns of residence of the couple and their parents; the education of the future bride and groom and where they work; when and where the couple plans to be wed. Please also include contact information in case more information or verification is needed.

Those who prefer to include additional information and the option of a color photograph may inquire to Burns at mary@spiritofjefferson.com. The cost varies on how much space is required to run the announcement.

 

Anniversaries

Landmark anniversaries starting with a couple’s fifth and continuing at five-year intervals may be published free of charge, along with a black-and-white photo from the wedding as well as a current photo.

Announcement details should be emailed to christine@spiritofjefferson.com.

Those who prefer to include additional information and the option of a color photograph may inquire at mary@spiritofjefferson.com. The cost varies on how much space is required to run the announcement.

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