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Wedding Anniversary

After years of marriage, it can be a challenge to come up with some great ideas to celebrate
your wedding anniversary by organizing something special or buying that special gift for your wife or husband.

Wedding Anniversary Party Ideas

Whether you are thinking of 30th, 50th, 60th or 40th anniversary party ideas, make sure you start by working out how you can really make it a joyous celebration for the couple.  

If you run it along a particular theme, check with the couple that they agree with your ideas before you start intensive preparations. If the couple have reached grand-parent age, make a film of the family as a memento of all they have achieved together. Start from them being children, to getting married, to having children, etc. Set it to a great piece of music they love, and present it as a lasting gift. 

Make sure that the speeches are prepared well in advance, and that every family member knows how they can help on the day to enable things to run smoothly. 

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Wedding Anniversaries



Whether it is your 1st, or 10th wedding anniversary, it is worth celebrating, and what better way to plan a celebration than with an anniversary party checklist?

The most successful wedding anniversary party starts with an idea – how the event will begin, continue and end. Having a finite and concrete party checklist plan helps you to keep track of your wedding anniversary party.


Wedding Anniversary Party Themes

The best thing to do when creating any party is to develop a theme. By creating a theme you can set the mood, location, food ideas and attire as well as invitations. A theme doesn’t need to be fancy; it just needs to be something both you and your spouse / friends are interested in. Some ideas of themes that can be very fun are:

Wedding Anniversary Party Invitations

At this stage you have probably found your theme. Now it is time to create a guest list for your event. ‘Theming’ your invitations allows you to start the party them off right. Start your invites about three weeks before the event. Ask your guests to be creative and come with the appropriate attire if possible, and encourage them to be creative and have fun. Focus on people you correspond with often, and known people who are fun ‘party people’ (we all know who they are!) I find homemade (DIY) invitations are always more fun than store bought ones; however both do the trick

Wedding Anniversary Party Food

Create your menu. Search for serving dishes which correspond to your anniversary party theme. Finger foods are always a hit as they are light, easy to prepare and are a quick clean-up. If you wish for a larger event, organize your food preparation help, or even contact a caterer. Create your grocery list about three weeks before the event.

Wedding Anniversary Party Decorations

Party decorations are important. They help establish the mood and ambience. Again, we go back to the party theme for ideas here. Lighting is also very important. Search for lighting ideas that correspond to the theme i.e. 70’s themed parties should have at least one disco ball to be sure!

Wedding Anniversary Party Games

Games, games and fun stuff! Always plan for creative anniversary party games. Spin the bottle, famous dances and Twister are always a blast. If games are not your thing, consider live entertaintment –A D.J., live band, comedian all have worked very well in the past.

Wedding Anniversary Party Drinks

Beverages are an important part of the party. Decide (based on your personal preferences and location) whether there will be an open bar, BYOB, or virgin refreshments. Inform guests in their invites as to whether to plan to drive or take a cab. Cab services that drive your vehicle home for you (with you in it of course!) are a great alternative and allow you to make ‘on the spot’ decisions regarding transportation.

Most of all, sit back and have fun. Not everything will always go your way, but if you have followed your anniversary party checklist, your event should be very rewarding.

Anniversary Party Checklist

Three to four weeks before event:

Choose your theme
Prepare Grocery List
coordinate cleaning / after-party helpers
Select Caterer (if applicable)
Collect food preparation items, serving plates and utensils
Develop your guest list
Create or purchase your party invitations
Plan and purchase or create your decorations.

A couple of days before the event:

Contact any follow-ups for guests.
Begin preparing any food that needs to be done.
Run over your checklist again to ensure everything is in place
Set out your costume or attire

The morning of the party

Relax
Begin preparing food
Run over your checklist one last time
Sit back, have fun and enjoy your creation~!

Jen Carter is owner of My Wedding Blog, a free wedding planner.
The above article is found in our wedding anniversaries category.

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Anniversary Quotes

A successful married life requires falling in love many times, but always with the same person.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.

Grow old with me the best is yet to be.

An anniversary is the celebration of love, togetherness and faith between two people.

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