The 50th wedding anniversary is a very special one. It is common for this anniversary to be celebrated not only with your spouse, but also with friends and family. The half century milestone in a relationship is really something, and it should be cherished and celebrated accordingly.
This is why I have decided to make a list of golden wedding anniversary ideas that will help you decide what to do and how to celebrate this special occasion.
Choosing the Perfect Gift
For the 50th wedding anniversary, some special gifts are in order. You have a lot of options here, but no worries; experts have put together a list of gifts by year of anniversary. Since it is a golden anniversary, something golden will really compliment the occasion. Gold is one of the most resistant metals and it will stand, symbolizing your beautiful and strong relationship that has resisted the perils of time.
When you’ll give your gift is completely in your hands. You can place it on the platter when you bring the golden breakfast to you darling who’s still lying in bed, or you can give it during the party. Make sure to make a little surprise out of it. A little bit of happiness can go a long way.
Plan a Trip
A great idea for a golden anniversary is going on a trip. This really depends on how good your physical health is. A beautiful and relaxing trip doesn’t have to be a long lasting one that will take you far away from home. You can organize some weekend getaway in any of the romantic places that are in your near vicinity.
On the other hand, if you are both feeling well and energized, it might be the right time to get on that cruise that you have always daydreamed about. Get on the cruiser and enjoy all the commodities it has to offer to senior passengers – non-alcoholic cocktails by the deck pool, romantic sunsets on the deck, and classical music performances during a delicious dinner.
Organize a Renewal of your Marriage Vows
The golden anniversary is a perfect occasion to renew your marriage vows. In order to make it magical, make sure to check if the original place where you two got married is still available. Invite your family and friends, write the vows down and don’t forget to add something new that will show your partner how you appreciate the life you two had together.
Throw a Party
A party would be a nice addition after the renewal of your marriage vows. All of your friends and family are there, so why not continue off to a nice restaurant where you can enjoy good food and pleasant conversation. It would be nice to ask one of your siblings to write a speech for this occasion. After raising a glass and thanking everyone for coming, ask your loved one for one dance. It is a perfect way to make a statement of how you feel. It will definitely be a day worth remembering.
Go on a Picnic
A picnic is always a good way to spend your anniversary, just the two of you. In order to make it special, make sure to get special dishes for this occasion. If you have gold-colored ones, you should definitely bring them. A nice bottle of champagne and crystal glasses are also a must have for this occasion.
You can make a suggestion to your loved one to write love letters that you will exchange or read to each other while you are enjoying nature’s peace and quiet.
Revisit Your Bucket List
If you want to spice up your 50th anniversary and really make it special, have a sit down with your partner and revisit both of your bucket lists. There must be something in there that you can still do together. No matter how old the wish is, fulfilling it will mean a new experience for both of you. A new thing to add to the “things we’ve done together” list.
As you can see, the 50th wedding anniversary leaves you with a lot of options to choose from. After all, you have spent half the century with your loved one and you are the one who knows him/her best; make sure to use this knowledge and experience from the life spent in marriage to choose something that is personal and meaningful.