The guide to Wedding Anniversary gifts & parties.

Written by    Last updated: June 6, 2006

Use our complete guide to make sure you have a really special occasion (and gift!) to remember…

Anniversary celebrations began in medieval times when people celebrated 25 and 50 years of marriage. A husband would crown his wife with a wreath of silver for 25 years and of gold for 50.

The tradition of gold and silver wedding anniversaries has stuck, but there is now a long list of other named anniversaries to accompany them. Each represents a different facet of the couple’s commitment, the stage their relationship is at and the number of years they have been together.

When it comes to anniversary gift buying, our advice is to apply a little creativity. For example, most people can’t afford to buy rubies for a ruby wedding anniversary, but how about a beautiful ruby‐red throw, some bottles of fine red wine or some coloured glass or pottery?

We’ve come up with plenty of ideas and information to get you thinking…

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