You’re on your way to enjoying a fantastic Wedding Anniversary.
Planning an Extraordinary Wedding Anniversary Party
Whether the milestone is one year, twenty-five years or fifty, wedding anniversaries are
a cause for celebration. Many times, couples choose to celebrate their anniversaries in
private with just a romantic date, but if you know someone that is definitely a party goer or
would appreciate the gesture, you should turn the special day into a real event. Or if it is your
anniversary, throw yourself a big party. What better way to celebrate the biggest event of your
life than with another huge party? Of course, this one does not have to be quite the stressful
event that the wedding day may have been. Especially if you let us help you put all the pieces
Hammering out the details
The first thing to figure out is the size and type of anniversary party you want to have. Will
this be an intimate dinner with just the closest friends and family, a small surprise party at
someone's home, or an extravagant event at a large venue with everyone the married couple
knows in attendance? You will also want to set a budget. Every decision you make for the
party planning process is effected by money, so know how much you can and want to spend.
Perhaps some of the other closest family and friends can pitch in if you need to increase the
Once you know the type of party and your budget, you can start filling in the details of time,
location, and guest list. If the party is a surprise, talk to other friends and family to figure out
who should be invited. If the couple knows about the party, then they should be consulted for
the guest list. The size of the guest list will also play a part in your venue choice. For smaller
groups, a house party would be just fine but for a large party you may want to rent a venue.
You can also throw and outdoor party; but because weather can be fickle, you may want to
rent tents just in case. As
soon you've nailed down the who, what, when, and where; you should get the invitations out as soon as possible.
Liven things up!
After all the details are in place, it's time to start the actual party planning. Whatever venue
or location you chose for the party, it will need to be decorated. One good idea would be to
theme your balloons, streamers, linens and other decor around the original wedding colors. Flowers are also great to add that
extra special touch. Hire a florist
a> to design beautiful table centerpieces or decor pieces using the same types of flowers that
were a part of the wedding. Be sure to also consider whether or not you will have to get in
touch with a rental company
for tables and chairs if the venue does not already provide them or your event is outdoors.
If it is in your budget, you will want to provide entertainment for your event. There are many
options to choose from. If you are having an elegant dinner or cocktail party, then perhaps
a classical ensemble
a>, violinist or guitarist would be a good option. For the couple
that likes to sing and dance, book a DJ
or hire a dance band. If they
had a certain band at their wedding, try to book them again or at least make sure that whatever
band you do bring in can play some of the songs that were in the wedding. Another interesting
idea is, if the couple has a favorite music group or celebrity, then hire a tribute band or impersonator to make an appearance, perform a few songs and take pictures
with the guests. Or do something a little different, and bring in more of a show; such as a magician, comedian, or, to make for some interesting stories later, a hypnotist!
Eat, drink and be merry!
Regardless of the size of the party, one thing that is always a necessity is food and drink.
You may choose to prepare the meal yourself, however if the party is on the larger side, you
will want to hire a caterer. There
are several meal options to choose from. You can serve a full sit-down dinner, set up a buffet
of snacks, or hire waiters to walk
through and serve hors d’oeuvres to your guests. Choose the menu based off the couple's
favorite foods or just have their favorite restaurant cater. Drinks will definitely be necessary
to wash down all that delicious food. If the catering service or wait staff does not provide one,
you may want to hire a bartender to serve cocktails and champagne. Or to spice things up a little, hire a flair bartender! Your guests can be
entertained by juggling, flipping and magic tricks while also enjoying professionally mixed drinks!
As with almost any celebration, a very important part of a wedding anniversary party is
the cake. You could get a simple, elegant cake with accents in colors that match the decor or
have a little fun with it and get a really fun cake in a unique shape, something that relates to the
couple and their marriage. Another great idea would be a small replica of the cake from original
wedding or just a cake that is very similar in styling. Regardless of what you choose, you will
probably want to hire a professional cake decorator to handle this for you.
If this is your wedding anniversary and you are planning the party, you may want to
considering hiring a professional event planner so that you can sit back an enjoy the party instead of stressing
about the details. If you are planning the party for friend or family member, and do not want to
enlist professional help, then Gig Salad is here to help. We will be your one stop shop to ensure
that this wedding anniversary party is perfect!