Tips for Planning a Wedding Anniversary Party

Tips for Planning a Wedding Anniversary Party

Remember with fondness your special day each year on your wedding anniversary. Celebrate this meaningful occasion with relatives and friends by holding an anniversary party.

Throwing a wedding anniversary party might not be as hard as organizing a wedding, but it sure does need some careful planning.

Here are some tips to help you out.

1. Make the location count

In choosing the venue, you shouldn’t just consider the number of guests or its availability. It would be best if you also thought of what it means to you as a couple. It would be great if the venue holds a special meaning. It could make you remember the good times and make the event sweeter.

2. Follow a theme

While it isn’t necessary, having a theme makes a party more fun, and makes decorating easier. The anniversary party theme should be fun and reflective of the couple. You may follow the traditional or modern wedding anniversary symbols:

Year Traditional Modern
1st Paper Clocks
2nd Cotton China
3rd Leather Crystal, Glass
4th Fruit/Flowers Electrical Appliances
5th Wood Silverware
6th Candy/Iron Wood
7th Wool, Copper Desk Sets
8th Bronze, Pottery Linens, Lace
9th Pottery, Willow Leather
10th Tin, Aluminum Diamond Jewelry
11th Steel Fashion Jewelry
12th Silk, Linen Pearls, Colored Gems
13th Lace Textiles, Furs
14th Ivory Gold Jewelry
15th Crystal Watches
20th China Platinum
25th Silver Silver
30th Pearl Diamond
35th Coral Jade
40th Ruby Ruby
45th Sapphire Sapphire
50th Gold Gold
55th Emerald Emerald
60th Diamond Diamond
75th Diamond Diamond

For example, if it’s your first wedding anniversary, you may choose to have an origami theme or have your guests wear costumes from different “time” periods.

3. Consider asking for personal “gifts”

Instead of the usual gifts, you may consider asking your family members, specifically your children or grandchildren for performances or individual messages. The grandchildren may choose to sing a love song (or better yet your wedding song), so the couple could do a slow dance. Aside from it being an affordable alternative, it would be more memorable than ordinary trinkets.

4. Write letters as a party favor

If you and your spouse are feeling sentimental, you may want to write letters to your guests, especially if you are only inviting your family members. You may give them marriage advice or tips on how to make a marriage last. Your children and grandchildren will surely appreciate your wisdom.

Start planning early so that you don’t have to stress about hosting it. But don’t hesitate to hire someone to plan it for you. Your wedding anniversary party should be a celebration and not a stress inducer.

5. Book a photographer

Book a photographer to capture all the special moments of the anniversary party. Meet with your photographer a few weeks in advance and run through the event schedule. Doing so ensures that the photographer will focus on key moments between the couple, as well as the most important guests.


catering equipmentIf you’re holding the wedding anniversary party at home, consider renting catering and serving equipment. Call Signature Event Rentals so you can enjoy your special day and not worry about anything.


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