Did you have the wedding of your dreams? Or was it not quite the big celebration that you’d always hoped for? Maybe you had to compromise your wishes to please relatives or to keep costs down. Your wedding anniversary can be the perfect opportunity to rekindle both your love and your dreams of a special day. After all, staying together in this day and age is worth celebrating.
Who should host?
Often children or grandchildren will organise a significant anniversary like a 25th or 50th, but there’s nothing wrong with deciding you want a big celebration and going ahead yourself. It doesn’t need to be a traditionally significant year either – what’s wrong with celebrating your 6th, 11th or 18th anniversary with a fabulous party?
Choose a traditional theme
Traditionally each anniversary has a different name associated with it that is often used as inspiration for gifts. For example the first anniversary is paper, the 4th is fruit and flowers, 10th is tin. Why not use this tradition to theme the event? If it’s your 12th anniversary (silk and linen) why not decorate the venue in those fabrics? Imagine how stunning a 40th anniversary party would look bedecked in rich red and maybe some ruby coloured glass decorations.
There is also a tradition associating a certain flower to each anniversary. You could choose these flowers to decorate your tables and for bouquets and corsages. 15th anniversaries are particularly special as they are celebrated with roses – the flower most associated with romance.
Some couples choose to renew their wedding vows on significant anniversaries to celebrate how their love has grown, or to reaffirm their commitment to one another. You could rewrite your vows to reflect the journey you have come on together through the years. A celebrant or minister can officiate but as the vows are not legally binding you might like to choose a friend or family member to do this.
The Waterfront Function Centre is a perfect venue for your special day. We have a variety of beautiful rooms to choose from and can assist you in planning your anniversary. You and your guests will be able to relax and celebrate your love, knowing you are in experienced hands. Contact us to find out more.