Celebrating Your 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary
Congratulations on reaching your 50th wedding anniversary, an incredible matrimonial achievement between you and your beloved partner! Half a century together is something worthy of a show-stopping celebration to be remembered by friends and family, that tops all your previous anniversaries. Here at Smart Gifts, we want to help you discover how to celebrate this important occasion by providing you with creative ideas – because after 50 years of marriage there’s a chance you may be struggling to think outside the box!
Similarly to the ancient tradition for 25 years of marriage, with husbands placing silver garlands on their wives head to commemorate their vows, 50 years of marriage would be celebrated with gold. Gold has endless positive meanings associated to it, including its strong nature and resistance to corrosion. Throughout your marriage, you have overcome difficulties and fought forms of weakness such as divorce by remaining a strong, united couple. Gold is also associated with success, a global signifier for winners in competitions. Your matrimonial commitment to one another for half a century is an impressive triumph, worthy of crowning you both winners in your relationship. Moreover, must we not forget, gold is one of the brightest colours, and for this symbolises a fantastic optimism in life. The time you and your partner have spent together is a positive affirmation for others around you that marriage can endure and you are proof commitment throughout a lifetime can work! With such an impressive selection of meanings, we believe it is important to stick to the theme of gold for your anniversary to incorporate all of the incredible meanings discussed.
Throwing a party to celebrate this occasion with friends and family is a popular choice for your 50th wedding anniversary, and the gold theme allows you a beautiful choice of decorations. Indulging in bespoke gold jewellery to present your partner at the celebration dinner is a beautiful gesture of your love and appreciation for one another. Personalised items, such as a set of gold-encrusted cufflinks or an engraved necklace, provide a meaningful keepsake too. Unfortunately, as gold can be a particularly expensive element, you do not necessarily have to spend a fortune and instead can stick to a gold-theme. A bouquet of gold-sprayed flowers is particularly romantic, or a personalised gold bottle of bubbly to crack open on your special day!
Other brilliant ideas are memoirs and collages to incorporate the expanse of time spent together. Newspapers and archives allow you to put together a collection of important events from the last 50 years, providing you with a chronological timeline of the historical moments that have shaped your marriage to one another. Or perhaps, if you have the time, you could create a detailed photo album with special pictures dating back to your first wedding anniversary. Although it may appear as a lengthy process, the finished result of a catalogue of memories to admire and share with friends and family will be worth it!