Celebrate a 25th Wedding Anniversary that's Truly Memorable
So you’re about to reach the 25th anniversary of the day you both said “I do”. Are you going to let the day pass without any kind of recognition, or are you thinking that it should be marked in some special way? Wedding anniversaries are an ideal opportunity to show the one you love the special place they hold in your heart. And let them know that you appreciate all the hard work that has gone into spending 25 years together. If you’re looking for something different to give as a present, you’ll be pleased to know you’ve come to the right place. But of course we’re bound to say that.
How many times has an occasion arose that required a certain kind of gift, and after hours spent walking up and down the high street, you still came home empty handed? How many pages have you scanned on the internet, looking for something that will make the gift receiver go “wow”? Many of our customers have told us that present-giving has become very challenging, with so many gifts that are the same. And when they stumbled across our website, they were relieved and overjoyed that finally they’d found something different. So what is it that makes our gifts stand out from the crowd?
The Eternity Rose is an everlasting and stylish gift that won’t fade or lose its charm. Roses have been given and received as a symbol of love and devotion for many years, but while it has a certain natural beauty, this very quickly fades. We’ve come up with a solution that will keep the beauty of a rose bloom eternal. We offer roses that have been dipped in a precious metal, befitting the occasion. The silver-dipped Eternity Rose is appropriate for a 25-year wedding anniversary, and the gold-dipped Eternity Rose marks a 50th wedding anniversary. There is also the option of going with a platinum-dipped Eternity Rose. Each special bloom can have a meaningful engraving added to the stem, and can be presented in its own leather display case, making it more than worthy to take pride of place in anybody's home. It’s beauty is so timeless, some couples choose to pass it on as a family heirloom, delighting future generations and symbolising the value of a loving relationship. Indeed, our collection of Eternity Roses have become so popular, they are often purchased for wedding displays and as wedding gifts in general. You can read more about wedding gift ideas here.
Our collection of exquisite gifts also includes premium quality jewellery made from natural miniature rose petals, glazed and trimmed with 24 karat gold. Earrings and pendants which are tastefully crafted are a perfect gift for the woman in your life. And let’s not forget that men love receiving presents too. Gifts for him include a gold-dipped golf ball and tee set and gold-dipped poker cards.
Now that you’ve found the perfect gift for your wedding anniversary, let’s look at some other ways you can make your day special.
Make Your Silver Wedding Anniversary an Unforgettable Day
Your silver wedding anniversary will happen only once in your lifetime, and when you look at the statistics which reveal that marriages fail as much as 50% of the time, you’ll appreciate that you’re one of the lucky few. Wedding anniversaries have been celebrated for hundreds of years, with the Holy Roman Empire setting the standard for anniversary gifts today. 25 years of marriage saw Roman husbands adorning their wives with a silver wreath, and after 50 years the gift became golden. In medieval Germany there was a similar tradition, but it was friends and neighbours who bestowed the gift. Today there is a long list of symbols connected with wedding anniversaries, with each year having its own special gift. Paper, wood, tin, pottery, lace, ivory and many other materials, all have their own special year. But let’s get back to ways in which you can make your own silver wedding anniversary a day to remember, after all, that’s why you’ve found your way here.
Take Yourselves off on a Second Honeymoon
Your first honeymoon was probably a memorable trip, full of hope for the future, and the promise of many more years as a loving couple. Bring back the romance of those first days together by visiting the place you got married. If you’re lucky, you could even stay in the same hotel, visit the same places and eat in the same restaurants. Go back to the place where your journey began, and the memories are sure to come flooding back. Celebrating your marriage is what a silver wedding anniversary is all about.
A Wish List for the Next 25 Years
25 years have already gone, but have you got any plans for the next 25? The first 25 years of your marriage have probably involved raising a family, pursuing a career and making money, but what is there to look forward to now you’ve done all that? Sit down together and plan places you’d like to visit, goals you’d like to achieve and new experiences you’d like to enjoy together.
Have a Get Together with Family and Friends
Reaching your silver wedding anniversary is the perfect excuse to gather all your friends and family together to share your celebration. Modern day living leaves little free time to enjoy the company of people who mean so much to you, so why not take this opportunity to gather them all together and celebrate the connection you all share. It might take a little bit of organisation, but it’ll be worth it. If you’ve got friends and family dotted across the globe, a silver wedding anniversary is a valid reason to get them all together again.
Try Something New
Unless you’re really fortunate, the last 25 years have probably been spent doing much the same thing, but now that your responsibilities are pretty much reduced, it’s time to go out there and experience something completely different from the normal routine. How about a bungee jump? Maybe take a computer class or learn how to paint. Pick an activity you’d both like to try and go for it. You’ll enjoy this new connection, and who knows, it might make you feel 10 years younger. You can read our section on a large range of romantic ways to celebrate an anniversary here.
Tips on Planning an Anniversary Party
Life is full of ups and downs, trials and tribulations - all of which put strain on a relationship, and when you’ve been married for 25 years, you’ve definitely weathered plenty of storms. All the more reason to plan something special and enjoy the tranquil waters, even if it’s only for one day. If you think you might need a bit of help planning your anniversary celebrations, read on for some helpful tips and ideas.
Make Your Anniversary Party Unique
The main focus of a silver wedding anniversary party should be the happy couple, and making it special for them, whether it’s a small gathering or a lavish affair. To plan the occasion, you’ll need to come up with a suitable theme. Decide whether you’re going to do things on a grand scale, or opt for something much smaller, possibly in your home. Some might like to book a large ballroom to hold the event, or have it take place in the comfort and familiar surroundings of their own back yard. A fantastic party can be easily organised, regardless of the budget.
Plan Well in Advance
Planning a successful party can’t be done last minute, it requires careful consideration and organisation. Spending time, well in advance of the day, will allow you to work out the details. For example, booking the venue, making arrangements for the food or booking a caterer, and sending out the invitations can all be sorted out more easily if you’ve got plenty of time.
Give Your Guests Plenty of Time to Reply
People are very busy nowadays, and their calendars are usually filled for weeks in advance. Allowing your guests a month or two to make their arrangements to attend will mean that you get more positive replies. So your first task is to compile a guest list and send those invitations out as soon as possible. For a small get-together it’ll be close family and friends, but for a more extravagant affair you’ll need to make sure that nobody gets missed off the list. Friends, family, co-workers, neighbours and anyone who has come into contact with the happy couple.
Decide on Your Budget
Having a successful wedding anniversary doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, so think about how much you can afford to spend. It doesn’t have to be a 5-star banquet, as you can achieve the same level of success at a more moderate cost. If money is no object then go ahead, roll out the red carpet (or perhaps a silver carpet), and make it as lavish as possible. But if your budget is a little bit more restrictive, then just tone things down a notch or two. Invite fewer guests, pick a less ostentatious venue, and think of food that won’t cost a lot.
Pick Your Menu
Do you want to use the services of a caterer? Are you confident enough to create the dishes yourself? Or how about inviting all the guests to bring something tasty with them? Food will form an important part of the festivities, so you want to get this part right for sure. If you’re going to be doing the cooking yourself, try and get it done in advance. When using the services of a catering company, give them clear instructions, and ensure they’re happy to deliver on time.
There Might be a Few Extras to Take Care of
When you’re planning a party, make sure there will be enough tables and chairs for all the guests. This is important if you’re holding the event in your home, but equally as important if it’s going to be held in say, a community hall. And remember plates, cutlery and napkins. Other things you might want to consider include a DJ for some music, or maybe a small band, booking waiters, and don’t forget about cleaning up after the party. Unless you make other arrangements, the tasks are going to fall on your shoulders.
Need a Little Help Picking Some Music for Your Party?
Anyone currently celebrating their wedding anniversary will have taken their vows during the 90s. So what were the hits back then? Anyone organising a party who is older than the couple, might feel they’re a little out of touch with the tunes of the time, and anyone younger won’t remember those top charting hits. So here’s a few songs that you could choose to play during your wedding anniversary celebration. • “Love Shack” by the B52s • “Nothing Compares to You” by Sinead O’Connor • “Vogue/ Keep it Together” by Madonna • “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers • “I’ve Been Thinking About You” by the London Beat • “(Everything I do) I do it for You” by Bryan Adams • “One in a Million” by Euphoria • “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cirus • “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston • “(I Can’t Help) Falling in Love With You” by UB40 • “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I won’t do That)” by Meatloaf • “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” by Prince • “Love is all Around” by Wet Wet Wet
And if You’re Looking for Some Suitable Words, Here’s a Few Anniversary-Related Quotes
It’s not always easy to find the right words to convey a meaning, especially when it comes to affairs of the heart. Don’t worry if you’re struggling to pen a few words to tell your beloved how much they mean to you. There are a few famous quotes that spring to our mind, so we’re happy to share them here on this page. "Love is not blind – It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less" Quoted by Will Moss. "The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time" Quoted by Lawrence Durrell. "You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams" Quoted by Dr Seuss. "The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that marriage must be total, it must be permanent and it must be equal" Quoted by Frank Pitman. "The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret" Quoted by Henry Youngman. "One man by himself is nothing. Two people who belong together make a world" Quoted by Han Margolius. "For you wake one day, look around and say, somebody wonderful married me" Quoted by Fred Ebb. And how about a silver wedding anniversary poem to finish things off............... Love is not as simple as candlelight and roses... ...love is day-to-day living, taking time, making time to be there, with open arms and a giving heart... Love is the special life you both share.