Q: I've been married before and don't want a big wedding. We'll want to tell friends and family not invited to the wedding that we're married, though. Is it okay to send announcements afterward?

A: In fact, that's exactly what wedding announcements are for. They're mailed the day of the wedding (prepare them beforehand, then ask your mom or a bridesmaid to drop them in the mail) to anyone with whom you want to share the good news.

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