Announcements guidelines

April 4, 2008 

The Daily News publishes engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements every Monday at and in the Life & Style section.

Beginning April 7, 2008, we introduced a charge to offset the cost of preparing and publishing the notices. At the same time, the Daily News has teamed with to offer guest books and photo galleries to accompany all announcements. Those placing an engagement announcement also have a convenient online gift registry. Couples are encouraged to update and personalize these new enhancements. After a submission is made to the Daily News, will contact the submitter with an e-mail that contains a link to the extra features.

We have lifted many of the restrictions that were placed on the free announcements. For example, we now accept all anniversaries, for couples married just one year or 60. We also accept much longer announcements and submissions from former residents who did not grow up in Alaska. We have extended the deadline to submit weddings and anniversaries from three months to six.

Engagements start at $55 for up to 200 words. Wedding announcements start at $65 for up to 300 words. Anniversary announcements start at $75 for up to 350 words.

Couples celebrating their 40th anniversary or beyond can place a free announcement of up to 200 words; 201 to 350 words is $75. More words cost extra.

No engagement, wedding or anniversary announcement may exceed 700 words.

Our electronic forms count words as they are typed. Our forms allow for photo uploads and secure online payment. See our forms at
Our online forms help us process each submission as quickly and accurately as possible. A $15 service fee will be added for announcements that are e-mailed, dropped off or mailed to the Daily News.

Please submit wedding and anniversary announcements no later than six months after the event. Engagement announcements should be submitted at least one month before the wedding day.

We will continue to edit announcements for clarity and news style. All announcements become the property of the Anchorage Daily News and may be republished in any format.


Questions? E-mail or call Kayla Lavea at 257-4283, Mondays-Fridays.

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