A wedding anniversary celebrates moments from many years of marital “bliss”: homes and travel, family and work, grandchildren and play. For richer for poorer. For better or worse. This milestone in the marriage is worth a special party to bring together many of the people who’s lives have been touched by this marriage.
Begin with an invitation to set the mood. Be sure to include on the invitation information about any projects that you wish your guests to contribute to, response information, and your preference for attire. You want to send these out 4-6 weeks prior to the party.
- Red Centerpieces
- Red Napkins
- Red toasting glasses
- Ruby paperweights for the tables
- Red confetti to scatter
- Maybe a red velvet cake for dessert!
- Perhaps you could crown the king and queen of the evening. Complete the coronation with robes and scepters!
You may want to set up a memory table with the wedding invitation, wedding photos, photos family events and vacations and of the couple through the years. Perhaps the actual wedding dress or cake topper is available to show.
And be sure to prepare a special toast, and ask others to contribute comments during the evening. Here is a lovely, short toast we found on freeweddingtoasts.net:
“To (Husband) and (Wife) who have taught us the true meanings of devotion, commitment, and love. Thank you for the example you have given to each one of us about how to make a marriage last. We raise our glass to you as you celebrate a lifetime together. May your love carry you for another 50 years!”