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Bridal policy

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published February 16, 2014 at 3:45 a.m.

ENGAGEMENTS - The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette publishes engagement announcements without photographs. The announcement must be submitted at least eight weeks before the wedding and two weeks before you wish it to be in the paper.

WEDDINGS - Wedding announcements, with or without photographs, must be submitted at least 10 days before the wedding. The announcement will be published the first Sunday after the wedding on a space-available basis.

Engagement and wedding announcements are printed on Sundays only. A wedding announcement submitted two weeks after the wedding will not be published.

FEATURED WEDDINGS - If you have family in Pulaski County and wish to be considered for a High Profile feature story, a completed engagement form must be submitted at least eight weeks before the wedding.

ANNIVERSARIES - We prefer that information for 50th and later anniversary announcements be submitted on a form. Information should be submitted at least two weeks before the desired publication date.

FEES - There is no charge for printing a wedding, engagement or anniversary announcement with a photograph in the Democrat-Gazette. The publishing of the announcement is subject to the material meeting the deadlines as well as available space and the judgment of the Democrat-Gazette.

FORMS - Information for an engagement, wedding or anniversary announcement should be submitted on a form that will be mailed or faxed if you call the bridal editor at (501) 378-3496 or write to P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, Ark. 72203.

These forms are also available on the Democrat-Gazette website:

PHOTOGRAPHS - A black-and-white glossy photo of professional quality, at least 5 inches by 7 inches, is preferred. A glossy color photo may be accepted, but reproduction quality cannot be guaranteed. Soft-focus or self-developing pictures are not accepted. The paper prefers that only the bride be in the photograph. The photo should be a vertical waist-up shot or a close-up. A full-length photo will not be accepted. Please write the bride’s married and maiden names and address on the back of the photograph.

Bridal photographs must be accompanied by a Democrat-Gazette licensing agreement signed by the photographer.

To have a photo returned, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Photos may be picked up at the information desk. Photos will be kept on file 90 days.

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The department is closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

High Profile, Pages 40 on 02/16/2014

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