What is the Silver Anniversary?

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The 25th anniversary is considered the silver anniversary.While couples celebrate their silver wedding anniversary in various ways, being married for 25 years shows their love and commitment to each other and deserves to be celebrated.

History and Tradition

  • The 25th wedding anniversary was named the silver anniversary because of a tradition that began in Germany. Traditionally, on the 25th anniversary of marriage, the wife was presented with a wreath of silver by her husband.

Anniversary Party

  • Some couples celebrate their silver wedding anniversary with a party filled with family and friends. Traditionally, a 25th anniversary party is often hosted by the couple's adult children and sometimes held as a surprise party for the married couple. Gifts are customary given at a 25th anniversary party, unless the family specifies not to bring gifts.

Silver Anniversary Gifts

  • Gifts are traditionally given to honor a couple's 25 years of marriage. Sterling silver candle holders and picture frames are popular gift ideas. Some families choose to combine their money and purchase a more extravagant gift, such as a vacation.

Renewing Wedding Vows

  • Some couples choose to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows. This can be done with family and friends in attendance or as a romantic event for close family only. In order to make the ceremony more meaningful, couples should consider writing their own vows that symbolize how their love has grown during the past 25 years.

Celebrating as a Couple

  • A mini-vacation is a great way to celebrate as a couple. It a good reason to revisit the place the couple honeymooned or take a trip they couldn't afford as newlyweds.

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