Organising a Perfect Silver Wedding Anniversary in London
Silver Wedding Anniversary: A Huge Moment
Planning a silver wedding anniversary in London is always a daunting task as you have to prepare for several things. From finding the best venue in the city to selecting the most appropriate theme to party favours, the tasks are endless. To ease off this load a bit, here are some ideas which you can incorporate for your silver wedding anniversary celebrations.
If you are celebrating this event in your life, then follow these anniversary planning ideas which I have listed down. A silver wedding anniversary is an occasion to celebrate 25 years of unified bond of love and companionship and these ideas will help you in accomplishing this most successfully.
You would be thinking, why a venue should be as important so to have a place in this article. But, believe me; having a good venue goes a long way in making your celebrations assume special status. An apt venue not only gives a beautiful touch to your event but the facilities also helps in making your affair smooth.
A 25th anniversary is a mega event, so why don’t you book a special anniversary venue in London to commemorate the event? Not only will you get an idealised central location and facilities but the event management team at these spaces would aid you at every step in making your anniversary a roaring success as well. After all, a perfect silver wedding anniversary party is most probably the biggest gift you can offer to your spouse. Don't you think?
Making a Homemade Wedding/Anniversary Invitation Card
Invitation Ideas - Top Two Themes
Invitation card for the silver anniversary should be brief yet alluring. You need not plunge into long typed prose passages for the wordings. Keep it simple, succinct, and captivating. The essence of the party should be conveyed in the best possible manner.
However, keeping it simple does not mean that you have to produce a bland invitation card for the anniversary party. Adorn it with these beautiful themes:
Infusing the touch of nostalgia in your party invitation card is a great way to mark your silver anniversary. Have your wedding photo on the face of the card and then in the inside put your recent photo with your spouse. This will allow you to compare the changes in both of you. Additionally, put silver accents into your invitation card (as 25th anniversary is silver anniversary). If you want to amplify the touch of nostalgia, then put your previous anniversary photos (small-sized) inside the card.
The Iris Theme
Iris is known as the traditional flower for 25th anniversary. Emphasize this theme by printing your invitation cards on flower seed paper (recyclable ones). These unique invitation papers, when buried, sprout flowers. In this way, you can make your love even more long lasting, as the sprouted flowers will be a constant reminder of your love for your dearest.
Conversely, if you want to have a mellowed down version of Iris card, then include a dried iris within each invitation. This way, you will infuse the essence of this flower into your anniversary invitation cards.
There are websites like greetingcarduniverse.com that offers exquisite anniversary cards with iris as the theme. You can order the cards online if you do not find enough time.
How would you celebrate your silver wedding anniversary?
The Alternative Themes
If you are going to plan your silver anniversary affair in London as a personal and intimate one, then adding love poetry to the invitation card will be an alluring theme. It would be even more endearing if you include lines from the favourite love song of your spouse in the invitation card. Include the song or the love poetry at the top of the invitation card followed by information about the anniversary party.
Use your wedding photo and use it as the invitation card. Embellish the card with some facts about your wedding at that time. It will help those guests who do not know much about your wedding affair. Else, opt for those photos, which show you with your spouse (not overtly personal) and include them in the invitation card.
Planning a Silver Wedding Anniversary
Themes for Anniversary
Silver theme is not the only theme, which you can incorporate for your 25th anniversary in London. You can bring creative themes that will not only commemorate your silver anniversary but will also be quite pleasing. Given below are some of those themes:
Recreate your wedding
Decorate your anniversary venue in London in the same manner your wedding venue was decorated 25 years ago. Try to have as much congruency as possible with everything resembling your wedding venue. Then, recreate the aura of your wedding with you renewing your vows with your spouse.
If you want to keep your anniversary affair extremely authentic, have the original best man and maid of honour at your anniversary party in London. While for the wedding ball, ask the DJ to play the same playlist, which was played in your wedding 25 years ago.
Go back in time and infuse the aura of that year in which your marriage took place. Ask your guests to come up at your party dressed according to that time-period. Place life-size posters of those places where you hung out with your spouse on the walls. Introduce foods and drinks that were popular during those times in the menu of the party.
Roll out a red carpet at your anniversary venue and have the venue decorated as a “Hollywood” theatre. Ask your friends to come up with cameras and act as paparazzi with you two being the “star of the night.” Place huge posters of your wedding day (the way movie posters are placed) and beneath the poster; place your and your spouse’s names in the column ‘starring’.
If you want to pepper up this theme even more, then stage an award ceremony in your party. One of your friends can play the host of the evening, with you sweeping away the major honours!
Making a Centrepiece for Silver Wedding Anniversary
Decor of the venue should magnify the pitch of your relationship. Creating an air of warmth and celebration through decor should be the topmost priority. 25th anniversary is a mega event; therefore, it is only apt that you keep the decor as charming as possible.
Silver is the colour that denotes 25th anniversary, but you need not stick to this colour only. Have the favourite colour of your spouse on the walls. Even more appealing would be the combination of your and your spouse’s favourite colour on the walls. If you have decided upon a particular theme for your silver anniversary, then you can incorporate that colour too.
Adding your wedding photos will beautify the atmosphere even more. Additionally, add heart-shaped balloons and anniversary banners.
Pick a medium sized table and cover it with either silver or white tablecloth. At the centre of the table, have a crystal bowl filled with diverse sizes of silver and white ornamental glass balls. Along with this, spread out some silver streamers around the base of the crystal bowl.
If you are placing vases at the table, then have Iris as the flowers for the vase. Lastly, have your and your spouse’s name etched onto the champagne glasses. They will serve the purpose of keepsakes after the party is over.
For the crockery part, have everything silvery. Be it spoons, dishes, food trays or even champagne in silver flutes, everything at the table should exude the theme of the anniversary.
The party activity which you thrilled you most:
Activities play a significant role in keeping the party alive and running. Activities keep guests engrossed and interested in the affair. Pick from the following activity ideas for your silver anniversary:
Ball Dance Competition
Encourage your guests to put on their best dancing shoes and unravel the dancer in their personality. At the end of the competition, award the best dancing couple with a loving memorabilia.
Finding your Partner
This is one of the most exhilarating activities to have for your silver anniversary. Segregate the couples and blindfold them including you and your spouse. Then, all the guests should stretch their hands. Ask the guests to identify their other halves only through the touch of the hands.
Bifurcate the couples at the party and ask them questions regarding their other halves. Questions should not be overtly personal or condescending. Ask questions that relate to their lives. For example, ask husbands about their wives like their wives’ favourite food, game, movies, and other such questions and repeat the same with the wives. When the game is over, bring the tally, see which couple scored the maximum points, and award that couple.
Silver Wedding Anniversary After Party Favours
After Party Favours
Hand out such gifts to your guests that reaffirm the theme of your party. Your gifts should please both the halves of the couples. Silver items are a great option; however, they can be slightly expensive. Instead, choose from the following:
Hand out small silver favour boxes or white favour boxes with your and your spouse’s name embossed on the top. Filling up the boxes with chocolates, brownies and heart-shaped candies will make for the perfect partner.
Silver toned coffee mugs brimming with delicious candies are both visually pleasing and delicious after party favours. Place them in a goody bag and hand the guests these titillating goodies at the end of the party.
His and Her Favours
Gift ladies heart-shaped cookie-cutters, spoons and other such utilities. Whereas for men, heart-shaped bottle openers make for a good option. However, make sure that you tie the favours up with silver satin ribbon to nail the presentation.
25th anniversary is a moment to reflect upon your life and cherishing this lovely journey, which you have travelled with your spouse. Take a hint from these ideas and plan a stunning silver wedding anniversary.