A silver wedding anniversary is a truly special milestone, which deserves to be celebrated in style. If you are planning a party to celebrate 25 years together then read on for some great ideas on how to make your silver wedding anniversary party a sparkling occasion that will be remembered forever.
Deciding on the guest list is a fun part of planning your anniversary celebration. Many couples try to recreate their original wedding guest list, including their wedding party. Of course there will be many additions to the original wedding guest list, notably your own children and their families.
The most important part of a guest list is to ensure that the people who mean most to you are able to come, whether this is a large gathering or a more intimate occasion. Make sure that you send out invitations at least three or four months before the party, to ensure that as many people as possible are able to attend and can make the necessary travel arrangements.
Themes and decor
When choosing a theme for your party, think about what best represents you as a couple. Do you prefer an informal or grand setting? Would a sit down meal suit you more than a relaxed BBQ? If you love the outdoors, why not hire furniture or a marquee? You can create a spectacular effect inside by hiring some unique and stylish furniture, soft lighting and lanterns, and you can keep the silver anniversary theme alive with pretty silver centrepieces, silver balloons and tableware.
Add special touches
A silver wedding anniversary celebrates 25 years of love and laughter, so why not put together a collage of photographs capturing the best moments of your years together; holidays, first moments, children and celebrations. Your guests will love looking through your photographs and sharing your memories. For a more nostalgic feel to the party, you could play your wedding video or dance to your first dance song again.
Dance the night away
Live music brings all generations together and is a great way to end the evening. If you have friends or family who play instruments or are in a band, why not invite them along to perform on the night? You’ll be amazed at how many of your original wedding party are still keen to show off their moves on the dance floor! Alternatively a barn dance is a fun way to get everyone moving and laughing at their mistakes!
Capture the moment
Hiring a photographer is a fantastic way to ensure that every magical moment from your party is captured forever; or if one of your friends or family is a keen amateur photographer, ask them to take some shots for you. You can create a customised photo book of your favourite images as a special keepsake.