guide to wedding anniversaries

guide to wedding anniversaries

The historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Medieval German empire, when husbands crowned their wives with silver and gold wreaths, marking 25 and 50 years of marriage, respectively

guide to wedding anniversaries

The historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Medieval German empire, when husbands crowned their wives with silver and gold wreaths, marking 25 and 50 years of marriage, respectively. Other anniversary years with related materials have evolved during the 20th century. The lists vary from country to country, but the list below is generally considered to be standard in the UK, and may help with the selection of appropriate gifts:


Anniversary Traditional Gift Modern Gift
1st Paper Gold
2nd Cotton Garnet
3rd Leather Pearls
4th Fruit or Flowers Blue Topaz
5th Wood Sapphire
6th Sugar Amethyst
7th Wool or Copper Onyx
8th Pottery or Bronze Tourmaline
9th Willow or Pottery Lapis
10th Tin Diamond
11th Steel Turquoise
12th Silk or Linen Jade
13th Lace Citrine
14th Ivory Opal
15th Crystal Ruby
20th China Emerald
25th Silver Silver
30th Pearl Pearl
35th Coral Watch
40th Ruby Ruby
45th Sapphire Sapphire
50th Gold Gold
55th Emerald
60th Diamond Diamond
70th Platinum

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