If you’ve been married for a decade or more, your wedding anniversaries should be events to remember. Celebrating a big milestone like two decades of marriage deserves more than a reservation at a restaurant. If you’re thinking of planning a big celebration for your loved ones, here are some tips that should help.
Know the year
It can be surprising, but some people don’t know the anniversary year and the associated items. Admittedly, it can get quite complex, and it can be different depending on where you celebrate. For example, a tenth anniversary in the US is often the year for diamonds. However, in the UK, it is the tin anniversary, which means tin gifts. So do some research and find the associated flowers and stones to mark the occasion.
Choose the perfect venue
When it comes to venues, there are some good choices available. For example, there are party houses to rent that can accommodate some guests. That can be ideal if you want only your close friends for the celebration. It can also be great for an event that can last a weekend. For larger occasions, you can limit the party to dinner. However, a large guest list can be difficult to organise, so better plan for it.
Iron out the details
While it might seem obvious, many people often forget the details that make a celebration successful. First, you’ll need a confirmed guest list. Always ask for an RSVP. It ensures that you can plan on who are coming and who to expect.
Second, celebrations need two things: food and entertainment. Work with caterers so that the right foods end up in front of the right people. For example, if some guests have a dietary restriction, you should be flexible enough to give them something they can eat. Combine it with a great drink bar, and everyone should be happy with their food and drink.
Next, there is entertainment. Music is always a good choice. A live band for some dancing is perfect, especially if the couple has a romantic one to start the night. For longer celebrations, planning group activities will ensure that no one will get bored.
Showcase the couple
The key thing to remember about any anniversary celebration is that the couple are the stars of the show, and they need to be the focus of the events. It can feel uncomfortable if you are one of the celebrants, but anniversaries are for you and your partner. There’s no shame in taking centre stage. It means that what you want is the focus of things. While you appreciate the presence of your guests, you should prioritise your comfort and happiness for this celebration.
Whether intimate or grand, a wedding anniversary should be something to remember. Plan it with the tips above in mind, and you will ensure it will be a successful and memorable event. Special moments like anniversaries are worth the extra effort.