If every wedding anniversary is a milestone, then a 50th wedding anniversary must be a monument and an example for other couples. Finding 50th anniversary party ideas is not tough, here are a few themes to help you figure out the perfect way to throw a 50th wedding anniversary party.
Recreate the time that they were married in. If this means hiring a big band, or finding a hippie band or an Elvis impersonator, then do it! You can build on this to help create the perfect atmosphere that will take the happy couple back to the time that they fell in love and were married.
Throw a luau. Hawaii is the dream destination for most couples, so why not take your party guests for a short trip there by having a huge outdoor barbecue complete with leis, hula dancing, grass skirts, beach wear, coconut drinks with little umbrellas, and plenty of fun games to keep your guests busy.
Renew their vows. Vow renewal is a special decision for any couple celebrating their 50th anniversary and so be sure to get their permission before planning this celebration. Hiring a church or recreating their first wedding ceremony in your home or hired venue is a great way to celebrate. Your local bakery can more than likely recreate the original cake with the help of a few photographs.
After choosing a theme, you should begin putting together a guest list and choosing invitations. A then-and-now photo anniversary invitation is a good idea with a wedding photo and a recent photo of the couple. This is a party that celebrates a span of 50 years, so expect the guest list to be large unless you are trimming it down to just family and friends. Ask the couple what they would like, or if you are throwing a surprise party fall back on your knowledge of what the couple has preferred in the past.
Above all, remember that when planning a 50th anniversary party, you want to create a memory that lasts not just for a few days or years, but one that will carry on for the next 50 years.
Customer reviews 50th Wedding Anniversary Party Invitations
October 10, 2014Wonderful invite
"Ordered these for our 10 year anniversary dinner. The orange is perfect & look the same as it does in the photo. Love it & so did our guests."
August 21, 2014Perfect for 50th Anniversary Party
"I rarely post reviews, but had to for this invitation because it turned out beautifully. We are throwing a surprise 50th for my in-laws and this is the perfect combo of retro/sophistication. They imported the (50 year old) photo into the invite with excellent quality. We used the pearl white shimmer paper/rounded edges design and it looked very elegant. Also, the staff was extremely helpful when we called for assistance and changed our minds a few times. And the gilded gold envelopes match perfectly. Well worth the very reasonable price!"
July 5, 2014very happy
"very please with the finished product! customer support was very helpful! would definatly use this site again for future needs!"
December 22, 2013Nice invitations
"Not as vivid as online, but good thick card stock and an interesting layout that makes a mini-souvenir of the event! Customer service is superior; I'm very pleased, and will use weddingpaperdivas.com again should the need arise."
June 1, 2013Forever Young
"The customer service is awesome. They work hard in making your invitiations special for your occasion. I am very happy. I would suggest that you tell folks that it is not really a photo feel - that was what I was expecting but the it did not take away from the beauty of the card it is so nice."