Wedding Anniversary Years
Written by Corrie Jones on 30th April, 2019
Whether you have been together one year or ten years it’s nice to commemorate your wedding anniversary in some way.
Anniversary years have long been symbolised by themes which can be linked to traditional gifts and over the years these themes have developed further.
We now have themes associated with modern gifts as well as now being able to commemorate the anniversary year with gemstones, flowers and colours.
If you are looking for a gift to celebrate the number of years you have been together,
take a look at our handy guide which I hope will inspire you!
Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts
The historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to Roman times, when husbands crowned their wives with a silver wreath on their twenty-fifth anniversary and a gold wreath on the fiftieth. Each traditional anniversary material has its own unique meaning which represents the stage you are in your marriage.
Modern Wedding Anniversary Gifts
In recent times a more contemporary interpretation of the traditional gift list has emerged with gifts such as jewellery and silverware. Commercialism has also led to the addition of an anniversary being represented by the gift of an appliance!
Gemstone Wedding Anniversary Gifts
Wedding Anniversaries can also be linked to a particular gemstone. Most marriages start out with an engagement ring and a wedding ring so jewellery is a fitting way to celebrate a special anniversary.
Flower Wedding Anniversary Gifts
Anniversaries can also be honoured with flowers. As your marriage blossoms you can commemorate your wedding anniversary with the years corresponding flower. The rose is considered to be the perfect flower for any occasion and its shade could be matched with the colour linked to the anniversary year.
Wedding Anniversary Gifts by Colour
Wedding Anniversaries can be celebrated by linking to a particular colour. You can draw inspiration from wedding colours when you choose a gift or use the colour scheme to plan a special party.
It’s nice to celebrate each milestone in your relationship with a gift but the most important thing is that you don’t forget the date!