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Decatur Daily Engagement Form

Phone number: 256-353-6000
Fax number: 256-340-2366
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2213, Decatur, AL 35609-2213
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Click here if you wish to download a PDF Wedding Anniversary form, fill it out and mail it in.

Planning a wedding?
Announce it to friends and loved ones in The Decatur Daily! We would
love to publish your engagement and wedding announcements. Prices vary
based on the length of the announcement. To be sure that your announcement
is just right, please follow these guidelines:
Use the proper forms. Submit your information on the following Decatur
Daily wedding and engagement forms.
Keep the deadlines in mind. For Sunday publication, please submit your
form and photograph by the preceding Monday.

Pick the perfect photo. Photos should be vertical, head-and-shoulders shots. A color photo is best. E-mail a high-resolution jpg
image (at least 300 dpi) to celebrations@decaturdaily.com clearly labeled and we’ll match your photo to your submitted form.
You can also bring your photo (5x7 or larger) to The Daily office.

Please be sure your photo is of good quality; we’re unable to print poor-quality images, computer-generated prints or photographic
proofs. You can reclaim your photo up to six months after it is published; we cannot keep them longer. Unfortunately
we cannot be responsible for lost or damaged photos.

Get permission. We are not able to accept Olan Mills photos without written studio permission. You must make a payment of
$24.95 copyright fee directly to Olan Mills at www.olanmills.com. The fee is payable only by credit card.
Make sure to proofread! We cannot republish announcements that contain incorrect information you supplied.
Questions? Call 256-353-6000 or e-mail celebrations@decaturdaily.com.

When filling out the form:
• Please include nicknames in quotations (i.e. Harold “Harry” Smith III).
• List names of natural parents, stepparents or guardians. Please indicate if parents and or grandparents are divorced.
• Please indicate if a person is deceased (i.e. the late Mr. and Mrs. Smith; the late Jane Smith). Please indicate if an attendant
is a member of the bride or bridegroom’s immediate family (i.e. Joe Smith, the groom’s brother).
• Please make sure spellings of names, cities, etc. are accurate.
Please fill out the following form completely before submitting.
Failure to do so could result in delayed processing.
If you prefer to send us your information in paragraph form, e-mail celebrations@decaturdaily.com.

Form Submitter Information

Your Name:

Home Address:





Would you like your announcement to be published on Sunday?

Would you like to proof your announcement?

Daytime Fax:

Daytime E-Mail:

Engagement Information

Bride's full name :

City/state :

Groom's full name :

City/State :

Engagement announced by :
Parents Couple

Bride's parents (include city/state and indicate if divorced or deceased and list step parents if applicable):

Groom's parents (include city/state and indicate if divorced or deceased and list step parents if applicable):

Wedding date/time/location :

Officiating Clergy:

Reception Location:

Bride's grandparents (include city/state and indicate if deceased):

Groom's grandparents (include city/state and indicate if deceased):

Bride's Education and/or Employment Information:

School(s) :

Degree(s) :

Major(s) :

Other (Schools, Organizations, Clubs) :

Bride's Employment (include job title, employer, city/state):

Groom's Education and/or Employment Information:

School(s) :

Degree(s) :

Major(s) :

Other (Schools, Organizations, Clubs) :

Groom's Employment (include job title, employer, city/state):

Decatur Daily Proofing Policies & Procedures:
-We would like to provide a proof so you can read and approve your announcement. Proof corrections and/or revisions
must be received by noon Thursday to be amended prior to publication. Prepayment is required and must be received
before noon on Thursday prior to publication. We are not responsible for electronic malfunctions (i.e. fax or email) or
errors if you choose not to proof your ad. If you do not receive a proof, call (256)353-6000 before the deadline.
-We recommend electronic photos (email) for the best quality in newsprint. We do not guarantee the return of photos.
I have read the above statements and understand the Decatur Daily Proofing Policies & Procedures.

Sharp, clear photos of professional quality are preferred. Good contrast, vertical, head and shoulder shots work best. We will crop
your photo electronically to fit our format. Photos may be color or black and white. Because of the varying quality of photographs
received, we do not reimburse or reprint for poor production. Photos may be submitted electronically (in jpg format, at 300 dpi
minimum, 1 MB) via email or on a disk. Please verify receipt and acceptability. We will gladly return your photo by mail or hold if or
you to pick up in our office after publication. Sorry, but we cannot be responsible for any lost photographs. Email photos to celebrations@
. Questions? Call Diana Hatton @ (256) 353-6000.


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