About the announcements
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. Click here to view package options. 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. Weddings: Wedding announcements should be published within two months after the wedding. Engagements: 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: On the next page, fill out the information and submit it. We will send you a proof with instructions on how to pay for the announcement. Payment is due at 3 p.m. Tuesday, five days before publication. Questions? Call us at 304-526-2793 Click here to view the current Celebrations.