Weddings, Engagements and Anniversaries Pricing, Guidelines, Policies and Forms

March 27, 2009 

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The price of your clebration announcement is determined by the measurement of the text plus the photo size you choose, not the number of words in the announcement. Color is an additional $40 on any package.

RATES

• Text and/or photo totaling 3-5.75 column inches: $30/inch

• Text and/or photo totaling 6-9.75 column inches: $25/inch

• Text and/or photo totaling 10-17.75 column inches: $24/inch

• Text and/or photo totaling 18 column inches and up: $21/inch

All announcements are featured online at www.thestate.com/weddings.

Proofs and pricing will be e-mailed to you.

Special photo sizes are available upon request.

Announcements may be brought to the newspaper office, 1401 Shop Road, mailed to: Wedding News, The State Media Company, PO Box 1333, Columbia, SC 29202 or emailed to weddings@thestate.com.

Office hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
We are closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Contact a Celebrations representative:
Phone: 803-771-8431
Fax: 803-771-8611
Email: weddings@thestate.com

PROOFS AND QUOTES

A proof of your announcement will be sent to the email address provided. We do our best to provide proofs and final pricing as quickly as possible upon receipt of your photo and text. All corrections must be made by noon on Wednesday before publication.

If we receive no corrections from you by the deadline, we will consider your announcement approved. Please read your proofs carefully. We do not run correction on approved announcements under any circumstances. The State reserves the right to edit announcements for grammar and style.

Payment must be received by noon Wednesday prior to publication. Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted.

Deadline for publication is 3 p.m. the Monday before the desired date of publication and online posting.

PRESS PLATES

A press plate is a reproduction of the plate used to print the full page containing your announcement. $20 each.

ADDITIONAL COPIES

Additional copies of the newspaper - $5 for a set of 10. Pre-ordering is encouraged as some days can sell-out. Copies will be held for 3 weeks and can be picked up in the lobby.

OTHER CELEBRATIONS

Have a friend of family member celebrating a birthday? Surprise your loved one with a unique birthday ad in The State newspaper for as little as $64.00. Deadlines vary. Please call for details. 803.771.8431

GUIDELINES

1. Wedding and engagement announcement must be received at The State newspaper by 3 pm the Monday before the desired date of publication and online posting. (For information to be published the Sunday following a holiday, the announcement should be in our office no later than 10 days before publication.)

2. Photographers who do not have a blanket release on file with The State should sign the photo release. If a signature cannot be obtained, be sure to include the photographer’s name and telephone number. The State will return wedding and engagement photos only if they are accompanied by a stamped (two first class stamps), self-addressed envelope when presented for publication. The State is not responsible for loss of or damage to photographs under any circumstances. Text (Microsoft Word document) and photos (.jpg) may be e-mailed to weddings@thestate.com.

3. Announcements should be typed or clearly block-printed with the day and date of the wedding. The State cannot accept responsibility for, and will not run corrections on information that is illegible or incomplete. The State reserves the right to edit announcements for grammar and style.

4. Announcements may be brought to the newspaper office, 1401 Shop Road, mailed to Wedding News, The State Media Company, PO Box 1333, Columbia, SC 29202, or emailed to weddings@thestate.com. Payment must be received by noon Wednesday prior to publication. Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted. The following completed and signed form (DOWNLOAD BRIDAL RELEASE FORM) must be received prior to publication.

Questions? 803.771.8431, fax 803-771-8611.