How to Host a Special Silver Wedding Anniversary Party
When planning to give a meaningful gift to a couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, you need to plan and use a little of your creative juice. Plan ahead and make your plan taking into account important factors in the lives of the celebrant over the past 25 years. Work out a generous budget that your pocketbook can afford, and within that figure, list the best possible gifts in your supposed order of priorities based on how the couple will react. Visualize what they will comment on for each gift. Will they cherish and remember it for a long time?
The traditional theme for a 25th wedding anniversary is silver, and with that in mind, any appropriate gift you list should have something silver literally or symbolically attached to it. How creative or imaginative can you get when you think of a silver-themed gift? Whether the couple is your parent, relatives, or friends, your gift should reflect how much you show your care and affection. Much more if you are the celebrant and your gift is for your spouse of 25 years.
This silver anniversary is classified as a momentous occasion or milestone in the life of this wonderful couple. It is a test of true love, respect, and honor to one’s commitment to marriage vows to go through life’s trials, failures, and successes, tribulations, or triumphs together.
What loving and touching gift can you think of? How about hosting a silver anniversary celebration to be mutually financed by immediate family members, close relatives, friends, members of the wedding entourage, wedding sponsors, and special guests? If the celebrants like to dance, book a ballroom at a posh hotel. The wedding anniversary cake should have a silver topper and 25 candles adorned with silver ribbons. Insofar as Iris is the symbol of the flower for the silver celebration, the wife will be presented with a bouquet of irises and red roses painted in silver and the husband will be presented with a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne.
During the scripted program, a video presentation highlighting videos, photos of the couple as children, adolescents, adults, such as marriage, children, grandchildren, friends, homes, travel, including some greetings from friends and family. Pre-planned gifts to be given to the couple can be concert tickets in a silver envelope, engraved silver tray loaded with fruits, cheeses, Belgian chocolates, and nutritional supplements. Some guests may choose to gift a family portrait framed in silver, a CD with popular songs from the 25 years of marriage, a quilt with family photos, a poem written in silver ink and framed in silver.
Others wishing to honor the couple may present a silver painted wish tree attached with gift certificates to an Italian or Thai restaurant, traveler’s checks, weekend getaway certificates, massage and spa therapy certificates, gym membership or dance exercises. Special gifts from family members can be personalized silver items, silver jewelry rings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings, watches for the couple.
If some guests wanted something unique, they can give a series of gifts to trace the quarter century of spending life together. Sponsors will pool their funds and present some contemporary or traditional gifts that represent some historical facets of the couple from their first wedding anniversary to their 25th wedding anniversary. These 25 different gifts will be featured again during the show in another video presentation.
Rest assured that if you and your inner circle were able to organize the silver anniversary party and carry it out successfully with the actual delivery of the couple’s 25th wedding anniversary gifts, you will be overwhelmingly moved and forever cherish this gesture of love and best wishes from all of you.