The first New York Times wedding announcement was published in 1851. It was one sentence long and covered a young, white couple who had just married in New York. Today, the wedding and engagements section at the paper and other media outlets across the country look a lot different. We explore how this unique page has evolved over the years and the rat race some couples go through to get an announcement published at a prominent paper like The New York Times.


  • Cate Doty, former journalist, engagements and wedding section at The New York Times, author, Mergers and Acquisitions: Or Everything I Know About Love I Learned on the Wedding Pages.

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