Is there really anything nicer than celebrating your wedding anniversary with a very special, high-luxury celebration?
You may still be a bit away from your diamond wedding anniversary (60 years), but even if you’ve only been married for a few years, your partnership deserves to be treated like it’s something special.
Your wedding anniversary is a time that’s dedicated to remind you how special your time with your partner is, and how lucky the two of you are to have each other. It’s also a wonderful reason to gather all of your friends, family, and even people you may not have seen since your wedding itself, as well as the people who are part of your life together, as well as the friends you’ve met along the way.
It’s essentially a great reason to have a party.
3 Great Ideas for Planning an Anniversary Party
Theming your anniversary party doesn’t have to be difficult.
You are more than likely aware of the list of gifts for traditional wedding anniversaries, such as paper, wood, cotton, and so on, during the first few years, on up to gold and diamond after fifty and sixty years of being married.
This list can be quite useful as you try to plan your party’s, and can be a great way to get creative with a them. Your ruby anniversary could set the stage for a colour palette, the music you play, your decorations, and more.
Each wedding anniversary also has specific flowers associated, and these may make great options as you select your decor.
Gemstones are also related to the anniversary years.
We’ve already pointed out a few, but even the earliest anniversaries have a gemstone connection, for example, the eleventh anniversary is turquoise.
These connections can all be a nice way to help you select items for your party’s theme.
One of the first things that you’ll need to do is to select a date for your party that is close to your anniversary date, and then find a venue that is available on that date.
The faster you’ve selected a date, the sooner you can begin to plan and send out your invites – the earlier you get them in the post, the more likely your guest will be able to clear their calendars.
You’ll also want to make decisions about your entertainment, food, and the drinks you’ll serve, as these decisions have a large impact on how much your guests enjoy the event. Choosing somewhere that has live music and a great party vibe is one way of ensuring everyone has fun – for example live music in Shoreditch could be a great option.
You may also want a professional photographer for the event, to capture the event on film.
There’s a lot to consider, but your end results will be very much worth the effort.
We have a lot of experience setting up parties for wedding anniversaries, and each of them has been extremely personal for the individual couple. Are you ready to be inspired?
In one situation, our clients were celebrating their 50th birthdays and their 25th wedding anniversary. The venue featured an attractively landscaped garden with marquee, a live band, and amazing food.
For another 50th wedding anniversary, tipi tents and a more rustic party theme created the perfect environment.
It’s important to make sure that your party entertainment helps show care and attention, encompasses several different generations, and keeps various people on the guest list happy.
Another couple that we worked with wanted to go back to memories of their wedding day on their 10th wedding anniversary.
We used photos of the original reception for our design inspiration, and these helped us to add a vintage, nostalgic feeling to the entire event.