For any couple, the 25th anniversary is surely a big milestone, which should be worth celebrating. Traditionally, the 25th anniversary is considered the “silver” anniversary. Most couples might want to celebrate this event by holding a party, renewing their wedding vows, or going out on a grand vacation. Most of the time, with children often being working-age, it’s the kids who throw a party for their parents in commemoration of a momentous event.
Here are a few ideas you can use in celebrating your 25th wedding anniversary.
Throw a party. It’s a milestone and you want everyone to share in on the joy of the occasion. Plan a party, and be sure to invite everyone, especially the people who have attended your wedding 25 years prior. Invite family members, relatives, and friends. If you have the cash to spend, you can hire an event hall and have the party catered. If you’re more for the fun rather than the grandiose of the occasion, you can simply invite close relatives and have a potluck dinner.
Renew your wedding vows. Sure, you might not be as young as when you first exchanged vows, but renewing them at your silver anniversary is surely an occasion to behold. It’s a good time to look back on those 25 years and revel at how you have struck it together, through thick and thin. Truly, you’re on your way to being faithful to your vows through sickness and health, for richer or poorer.
You can either choose to have a simple ceremony at a small party or reception event. You can also do it the grandiose way, just like you had your church wedding 25 years ago, complete with priest or pastor. Either way, what’s important is that you renew the vows, and continue keeping faithful to them.
Have a nice, romantic dinner. If you prefer spending your silver wedding anniversary on your own, then you can plan ahead and make reservations to a fancy, romantic restaurant. Don’t worry about other people expecting you to invite them. This is your day, after all, and what’s important is that you enjoy it together.
Have a second honeymoon. Sure, it’s been 25 years, but who said you can’t enjoy a long, romantic vacation? A lot of couples might not have even had the time or resources to have a first honeymoon. Since the kids are all grown up, and you might have extra money to spare, why not plan a honeymoon you can enjoy? Go on a cruise, or go to an island getaway. Now is the perfect time to enjoy each other’s company without worrying about the kids or money.
If you have the money to burn, why not do it all? Renew your vows, and then have a reception party afterwards, just like when you were wed 25 years ago. Then, go out on a second honeymoon, where you can spend romantic dinners in different parts of the country or the world.
Whether you spend it on your own, or with loved ones, what’s important is that you’ve held on together, and that you can plan for the next 25 years and beyond.