The Free Lance-Star will be happy to help you share your good news with the whole community. Celebrations announcements are paid advertisements and must be received by NOON on MONDAY for publication the following Sunday. Payment is due before publication.


Submit your announcement and photo electronically by e-mailing celebrations@freelancestar.com. If you are unable to email your information you can visit our lobby between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at 616 Amelia St., Fredericksburg. Any questions? Just email celebrations@freelancestar.com or call 540/374-5477.

Congratulations! Let's share the news. The Premium wedding package has a large 2 column VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask Note: If you placed an engagement announcement in the Free Lance-Star you get 10% off your wedding announcement!

Price: $350.00

Congratulations! Let's share the news. The Deluxe wedding package has a 2column HORIZONTAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask Note: If you placed an engagement announcement in the Free Lance-Star you get 10% off your wedding announcement!

Price: $325.00

Congratulations! Let's share the news. The Standard Plus wedding package has a 2 column VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask Note: If you placed an engagement announcement in the Free Lance-Star you get 10% off your wedding announcement!

Price: $175.00

Congratulations! Let's share the news. The Basic wedding package has a 1 column VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask Note: If you placed an engagement announcement in the Free Lance-Star you get 10% off your wedding announcement!

Price: $125.00

Congratulations! Let's share the news. The Basic wedding package has a 1 column SHORT VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask Note: If you placed an engagement announcement in the Free Lance-Star you get 10% off your wedding announcement!

Price: $75.00

The Premium engagement package has a large 2 column VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask. you to customize a package.

Price: $300.00

The Deluxe engagement package has a 2 column HORIZONTAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask.

Price: $275.00

The Standard Plus engagement package has a 2 column HORIZONTAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask.

Price: $175.00

The Standard engagement package has a 1 column VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask.

Price: $125.00

The basic engagement package has a 1 column SHORT VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask.

Price: $75.00

The Premium anniversary package has a large 2 column VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask. If you would like to include a photo from your wedding day and a recent photo as well, we can work with you to customize a package.

Price: $300.00

The Deluxe anniversary package has a 2 column HORIZONTAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask. If you would like to include a photo from your wedding day and a recent photo as well, we can work with you to customize a package.

Price: $275.00

The Standard Plus anniversary package has a 2 column HORIZONTAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask. If you would like to include a photo from your wedding day and a recent photo as well, we can work with you to customize a package.

Price: $175.00

The Standard anniversary package has a 1 column VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask. If you would like to include a photo from your wedding day and a recent photo as well, we can work with you to customize a package.

Price: $125.00

The Standard anniversary package has a 1 column SHORT VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask. If you would like to include a photo from your wedding day and a recent photo as well, we can work with you to customize a package.

Price: $75.00

WHETHER YOUR CHILD is graduating from preschool, high school, college or another educational program, share your pride in his or her achievement. The Premium graduation package has a large 2 column VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask

Price: $300.00

WHETHER YOUR CHILD is graduating from preschool, high school, college or another educational program, share your pride in his or her achievement. The Deluxe graduation package has a 2 column HORIZONTAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask

Price: $275.00

WHETHER YOUR CHILD is graduating from preschool, high school, college or another educational program, share your pride in his or her achievement. The Standard Plus graduation package has a 2 column HORIZONTAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask

Price: $175.00

WHETHER YOUR CHILD is graduating from preschool, high school, college or another educational program, share your pride in his or her achievement. The Standard graduation package has a 1 column VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask.

Price: $125.00

WHETHER YOUR CHILD is graduating from preschool, high school, college or another educational program, share your pride in his or her achievement. The Basic graduation package has a 1 column SHORT VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask

Price: $75.00

Milestones are any good news you want to share. Maybe it's your granddaughter's baptism or your son's barmitzvah, your wife's completion of the New York Marathon or your husband's 50th birthday. We will work with you to craft an announcement. The Premium milestone package has a large 2 column VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask

Price: $300.00

Milestones are any good news you want to share. Maybe it's your granddaughter's baptism or your son's barmitzvah, your wife's completion of the New York Marathon or your husband's 50th birthday. We will work with you to craft an announcement. The Deluxe milestone package has a 2 column HORIZONTAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask

Price: $275.00

Milestones are any good news you want to share. Maybe it's your granddaughter's baptism or your son's barmitzvah, your wife's completion of the New York Marathon or your husband's 50th birthday. We will work with you to craft an announcement. The Standard Plus milestone package has a 2 column HORIZONTAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask

Price: $175.00

Milestones are any good news you want to share. Maybe it's your granddaughter's baptism or your son's barmitzvah, your wife's completion of the New York Marathon or your husband's 50th birthday. We will work with you to craft an announcement. The Standard milestone package has a 1 column VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask

Price: $125.00

Milestones are any good news you want to share. Maybe it's your granddaughter's baptism or your son's barmitzvah, your wife's completion of the New York Marathon or your husband's 50th birthday. We will work with you to craft an announcement. The Basic milestone package has a 1 column SHORT VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask

Price: $75.00

The Premium birth package has a large 2 column VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask. you to customize a package. Congratulations on your new little one!

Price: $225.00

The Deluxe birth package has a 2 column HORIZONTAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask. you to customize a package. Congratulations on your new little one!

Price: $200.00

The Standard Plus birth package has a 2 column HORIZONTAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask. you to customize a package. Congratulations on your new little one!

Price: $175.00

The Standard birth package has a 1 column VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask. you to customize a package. Congratulations on your new little one!

Price: $125.00

The Basic birth package has a 1 column SHORT VERTICAL photo. Please note photo measurements are approximate depending on the editor's crop. Custom packages with smaller/larger or multiple photos are available. Just ask. you to customize a package. Congratulations on your new little one!

Price: $75.00

How should divorced parents who have not remarried be listed?

The bride's mother's name should go first: "Ms. Jane Smith and Mr. John Doe are pleased to announce…"

Example Announcements

You can view examples at any point when your making your announcement.


Photo quality

For the best quality photo, please email us the highest resolution photo that you have in JPEG format.