Expert Advice on Top 6 Wedding Anniversary Gifts Questions!

Choosing the right anniversary gift is tough enough, now the question is how to personalize it properly and appropriately? From names, to dates and special messages it can all get a little confusing! While personalizing a special gift please keep the recipient’s preference in mind, but overall it is personal preference and just what feels and sounds right! Here are our Expert Advice and Answers to our most frequently asked questions for Wedding Anniversary Gift giving and etiquette.

Q1 – Is there specific wedding anniversary gift for each milestone?

Yes! Celebrating an anniversary milestone can be a big deal whether it’s the first anniversary or the 50th there are special traditions and new modern themes! For example, the 25th wedding anniversary is celebrated with Silver, so personalized silver anniversary plate makes the perfect gift.  Another common wedding anniversary gift is the prized golden 50th! Commemorated with the color gold, an engraved anniversary gold clock makes the perfect gift to symbolize the time spent together! You can find a complete list of wedding anniversary milestones and themes here.

Q2 – What are the specific flowers for each wedding anniversary milestone? 

50th wedding anniversary gift engraved modern glass vase with gold accents

Flowers are a classic way of celebrating an anniversary! For every anniversary milestone, there are specific flowers to match and that represent a theme! A great example is the first wedding anniversary is represented by carnations which symbolize lasting vows and joy for the upcoming years. Another great example is the 50th wedding anniversary, represented by yellow roses that symbolize virtue, humility and faith. For a complete list of anniversary flowers and symbolism, check out this helpful blog post. Now, that you have the perfect flowers, we have the perfect vases for any anniversary milestone!

Q3 – What date should a wedding anniversary gift be engraved or personalized with?

Both the wedding date and anniversary date are appropriate for an anniversary gift. It is more common to use the current anniversary date, rather than the wedding date. For example, if Joan and Bill Collins are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and got married on 7/24/1968 the date on the gift should be personalized with 7/24/2018 or July 24, 2018.

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Q4 – Whose name goes first on the wedding anniversary gift?

The order of names is usually determined by the formality of the gift and just what sounds good! You can personalize with nicknames like Mom and Dad or Nana and PawPaw or you can use more formal surnames and titles. For example, if they like to use their titles, Dr. and Mrs. Bill Collins OR less formal but totally appropriate, Joan and Bill Collins.

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Q5 – Should you engrave who the gift is from on a weeding anniversary gift?

Along with the recipient’s names and anniversary date, a lot of our anniversary items have the option to add an additional message. We find it best to keep other names and individuals omitted from the engraving to keep the focus and integrity of the anniversary gift. Adding who the gift is from in the message is a nice sentiment but can also clutter the engraving.  Best is to add it to a gift card message with a special note from you just for them. If you are looking for more options, see here this shop consciously review.

Q6 – What is an appropriate message engraved on a wedding anniversary gift?

Remember, the message for engraving is something that will be read and displayed prominently! Forego adding your name or others individuals names, to keep the engraving classic and uncluttered. We find that appropriate messages include, short sweet poem excerpts, treasured religious passages, or even a list of their familial accomplishments make a great message. If all else fails, we have a variety of appropriate example messages on all of our Anniversary items. If you would like the example message to be used, just enter the following into the personalization “Same as example” and we will use the same message shown.

Example of personalization messages:

An anniversary is a time
to celebrate the joys of today,
the memories of yesterday,
and the hopes of tomorrow.

Love is patient, love is kind,
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.

Here at Memorable Gifts, we have been in the gift-giving business for over 20 years and pride ourselves on our industry expertise! We carefully curate amazing gifts for all occasions and celebrations with original and unique designs. With thousands of satisfied customers over the years, we have learned the ins and outs of personalized gifts! How do you like to celebrate anniversaries? Do you have any special family traditions or gifts? Have you ever received a personalized wedding anniversary gift? We would love to hear how you celebrate this special occasion!

Our Top Wedding Anniversary Gifts

A wedding anniversary is a special time to celebrate a milestone that not everyone gets to experience in their lifetime. From special First Anniversaries to Landmark 50th Anniversaries, the sentiment is always the same, true love! Every anniversary year has a special flower and style of gift, which really makes it hard to pick the perfect anniversary gift! We put together a special list that details, the traditional and modern anniversary gifts and the flowers – you can find the Anniversary Gift Cheat Sheet Here. Here at Memorable Gifts, we love celebrating love and marriage and the special bond that two people share. We have curated a unique collection specialized for all anniversary years and milestones! Here are some of our Favorite gifts!

Toasting Set 

Toast to years of love and dedication with this personalized wine glass toasting set. This set is the Perfect gift for couples celebrating any anniversary milestone and to toast many more years of happiness. This makes a great gift for couples celebrating their anniversary with a party or even just that couple who enjoy a great glass of wine. With a variety of designs and glasses, we have something for every couples taste!

Anniversary Plate

This traditional white bone porcelain tray from the Classic American China company, Lenox, is sure to impress! Our modern designs paired with the classic style of Lenox are sure to match any home décor and be displayed for years to come! With different designs and anniversary milestones, we have one for all of the special couples in your life!

Flower Vase 

Flowers, a classic wedding anniversary gift, can be boring and plain. Spruce up that bouquet with a personalized Wedding Anniversary Vase!  Personalize with their names and wedding anniversary date OR wedding date to make it a vessel they will use every time they receive flowers!

Love in the air, people are coupling up and celebrating love; Wedding Season is coming up – which also means Anniversary Season!  Everyone knows someone celebrating an anniversary from a milestone first or 50th! How do you plan on celebrating special anniversaries this year? Do you have special traditions or gifts that you like to give?

Thoughtful Gift Ideas for your Parents Special Anniversary

Anniversary gift giving is hard, especially for the special couple that is your parents. Where do you start for the couple that seems to have it all? Celebrating anniversaries is a tradition in all cultures that has been adapted for modern times. Whether they are celebrating their 10th or 60th anniversary, you can find a list of gift types ranging from traditional to modern to even flower type here in our Traditional vs. Modern Day Anniversary Gifts chart..

Toast to their love and future with our engraved toasting flutes or wine glass set. Throwing a surprise anniversary party for them? These glasses are the perfect toasting accessory and will surely make them feel special with this personalized touch. The best part is that they can be used for future anniversaries to come and look great on display.

Give them something to display in their home for years to come! An engraved plate or personalized tray is the perfect gift to display on a mantle or china cabinet. Engrave with their names, date of wedding or anniversary date and a special message. It will remind them and anyone who enters their home how special their love is.

Do they have that one special photo from their wedding day or a special memory from their time spent together? Display it in a special photo frame or canvas wrap personalized with their names, and special date. Give as a gift with the photo already displayed inside for a special surprise when they open it!

Tired of gifting plain flower bouquets? Spruce it up with a personalized anniversary vase to display that anniversary bouquet. Flowers will die, but this vase will last and can be filled with fresh flowers year after year. Extra points if you include their anniversary year flowers – like yellow roses for a 50th anniversary.

They have always been there for you, picked you up when you fell down and kept you up through tough times. Their love serves as a great example of what a relationship should be; after all their marriage has survived when many others have not.  Celebrate your parent’s anniversary milestone with a thoughtful anniversary gift that will truly honor their love and make them feel special!

A Guide for Wedding Guests

save the date So you got invited to a wedding, what now? A wedding isn’t just another party, and being invited to be a part of its celebration is an honor that comes with a lot of responsibility. Obviously the bride and groom are the stars of the event, but guests also have an important role to play. It is your duty to celebrate the new union joyously, graciously, and with the utmost consideration for others. A wedding may be your introduction to a new tradition or culture, and good guests adapt to and respect customs that are new to them. Whether the wedding is held in a cathedral or a backyard, whether the guest list is small or rather large, every guest should behave in a way that will make the day happy for everyone. The following tips from Peggy Post will help you become the best wedding guest around! (more…)