There is nothing nicer than marking your wedding anniversary with a luxury party or a lovingly thought of gift. While you might be a way off your diamond wedding anniversary you can still celebrate. Your anniversary is a time to remind you and your partner about how lucky you are to have each other. It is also a good excuse to get all the people you know and love together such as friends and family you have not seen since the wedding, or to buy the thing you have both wanted but need a good excuse to buy like a Bonzini table football! Guaranteed to liven up the party.
There is a list of traditional wedding anniversary gifts that you might be aware of such as paper, wood and cotton for the early years. Gold and diamond are for longer marriages when you are reaching 50 to 60 years of wedded bliss. This can actually be a very useful starting point for deciding your party theme and a chance to get a bit creative.
If you are celebrating your ruby wedding anniversary, you do not have to focus on the jewels. You could use the colour ruby as the basis for the colour palette of the party. Flowers are also associated with certain anniversaries such as lilies for a 30th anniversary. This can be incorporated into your theme as well.
There are some gemstones that have a connection to weddings. While most people know about the diamond one, there are some for early anniversaries as well. An 11 year anniversary will be turquoise while the third year anniversary is moonstone. You can play with these gemstones to get your party theme.
Of course, the first step to planning any party will be to set a date and this should be as close to the date of your anniversary as possible. You will then have to decide where the party is going to be held. The sooner you have all of this organised and sorted, the sooner you are going to be able to organise everything else such as sending out invites. Additionally, when you send out invites early, more people are likely to accept.
Other key decisions that you need to make will be the food, drinks and entertainment at the party. These decisions will impact how much fun your guests have at the party as well as the overall experience. It is also a good idea to hire a photographer as early as possible to capture all the special moments at the party and to create a lasting memory.
While there is a lot to think about when planning your party, it will be worth all of it. If you are still a bit unsure of what to do, you should look for some inspiration.
If you are going to be having your party at the height of summer, you might want to consider a garden party. A rustic theme will work well with some tents to keep everyone cool. Finger foods and cool glasses of drinks will add to the rustic feel.
If you are celebrating a 50th anniversary, your guest list probably spans a few generations. This means that you need to be careful with the entertainment to ensure that everyone is happy. For this party, you could choose entertainment such as duck herding that the whole family can get involved in.
If you want something a bit more traditional in terms of inspiration, you could refer back to your wedding day. This is a good idea if you had a themed wedding because you can duplicate the theme for the anniversary. Of course, if it is not one of the major anniversaries, you might want to scale back on the cost so you don’t have to pay for a new wedding.