It’s one of the great wedding mysteries – how to get a wedding announcement in the New York Times?! While there are likely many factors that only the paper can speak to, here are the steps we took to get our wedding announcement published in the New York Times.
I still clearly remember getting the call from the reporter looking to fact check our information before writing the announcement. It was the New York Times and they were calling to ask about our wedding. Had we made it in? We had just about, but we still had a few steps to take in order to ensure it would be published.
But first, let’s rewind. We followed a specific process in order to make it happen.
These are the steps we took (read or watch):
It all starts with the announcement submission. We found it on their site and made sure to follow all of the specific instructions.
One important thing to note is to submit a photo where your eyes are aligned. We also read previous announcements so we knew the wording they used and how to phrase our submission. If it is published, they will write their own version but you do draft an announcement when submitting it.
Know in advance that everything will be fact-checked, so inform your parents or anyone else in the announcement that they may receive a call to verify the information.
Include interesting tidbits! Michael and I had a good meet-cute story, which probably helped. My dad was also our officiant (and crushed it!), and I have heard the officiant is of interest.
So those are the steps we took! We closely followed directions and did our research. It was still a BIG surprise when they called! And now a very fond memory. Check it out here!