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.
Links for more information:
- Page 158 Books: Mergers and Acquisitions: Or, Everything I Know About Love I Learned on the Wedding Pages
- New York Times: Weddings and Engagements
- New York Times: They Were The First