- Submit A Celebrations Announcement -

About Celebrations

Celebrations is a paid announcements page that appears every Saturday in the News-Sentinel, Journal Gazette and online at fortwayne.com. The types of Celebrations that you may want to publish include: Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Accomplishments, Commitment Ceremonies, and Birth Announcements. Call our Classified department at 260-461-8408 for more information regarding these.

There are three easy ways to place an announcement:
  • Fill out this form online.
  • Stop in the main lobby of the Fort Wayne Newspapers, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays and one of our Celebrations Experts will help you.
  • Call 260-461-8408 and we will mail you the form or help you submit your announcement over the phone. Easy to follow instructions are located on the form, as well as pricing and photo samples/costs to choose from.
Celebrations announcements will be published within three weeks after they are received. All paid announcements require prepayment. We will publish a Free Notice which includes the names of the celebrants and the date of the occasion for Engagements, Weddings or 50th Wedding Anniversaries.

Photo Requirements:
  • Digital photos may be sent with this form (photos must have at least a 200 ppi resolution and be in JPG format).
  • For printed photos, a clear, close-up color photo is preferred. If the quality of the photo is poor, we may not be able to use it. We will contact you for a replacement photo.
  • Place your name and address on the back of the photo and include a postage-paid return envelope if you want it returned to you. We will not be responsible for any photos that do not include this information.
  • Do not send original or one-of-a-kind photos. While we make every effort to return photos that have a name and address on the back, they occasionally can be lost or damaged in the process.
Text: Celebrations are charged the following:
$6.25 for each line of text, $12.40 per double-column line of text. We will contact you with the total number of lines needed for your announcement and the final cost. Announcements sized for a 3"x3" photo are charged $12.40 for each line of text.

Photo Costs:
1.5"x1.5"  $43 With a paid announcement
Color is an additional $11.35

Payment: All announcements must be paid for in full before publication. We will contact you to let you know the final costs, and for credit card or check information.

If you have any questions before or after submitting your announcement, please give us a call at: 260-461-8408.

Please select the type of event you are celebrating.