A wedding announcement can have any design or wording the couple wants, but the announcement is typically as formal as the wedding invitations. The announcement should include the names of the bride and groom, the wedding date and the wedding location.
The couple should send their wedding announcement to people who they want to notify of the wedding but weren't invited. Those who received invitations to the wedding shouldn't be sent a wedding announcement. The announcement is sent out as soon as possible after the wedding. The couple can use the same design as their wedding invitations for the announcement.
Either the couple or the parents of the bride or groom traditionally send the wedding announcement. Parents are more likely to send the announcement if they hosted the wedding. If the parents send the announcement, it should include their names and state that they are announcing the marriage.
Instead of sending out a wedding announcement to specific people, the couple can also put an announcement in their local newspaper. Announcing the marriage on social media is another option. Newspapers typically require three weeks notice to run a wedding announcement. The newspaper may require the couple to fill out a form with information on themselves, their parents and their wedding.