50th Wedding Anniversary Party Planning – Where To Start?

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Are you planning a 50th wedding anniversary party for your parents or friends? Well, one most useful tip you can use is - go for the gold! Fifty years is such a long time to be married these days. In the United States, there are as many divorce cases as there are weddings. Surely, only the most enduring marriages reach their 50th wedding anniversary. There is no better reason to celebrate, and a party should really be in order. So, now the question - Are you planning a 50th wedding anniversary party and you have no idea where to start?

You Have No Clue as to Who to Invite?

Generally, the guests would depend on whether this is a surprise wedding party or otherwise. If it is a surprise party, and you are quite close to them, you should know all the important people in their lives. But if you are not that close to them, it might be better to let them into it so that those people who truly matter to them are present in the party. It is best to let them decide who to invite.

You Need Ideas for the Theme?


When planning a 50th wedding anniversary party, remember that gold is the traditional symbol. The theme and décor of the party can include accents of gold like golden candles, bows and ribbons or gold-rimmed white china. You might also want to place gold-framed photos of the couple from various stages of their married life in strategic places of the party venue.

A video or photo presentation of their love story, their ups and downs and their present activities can be made one of the highlights of the party. Be sure to start on this early as the production can be demanding. Do it while the party is still in the planning stage.

You Want to Involve the White House?

Believe it or not, you can actually request greetings from the White House for people celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary or their 80th birthday and beyond. Having one signed by the President for this special party will be a treat for the couple. Just make sure to send the request at least six weeks before the event. Expect the greetings to arrive 10 days before the day.


There are other things to consider when planning a 50th wedding anniversary party like the venue, number of guests or whether it will be a formal affair. Always bear in mind the couple's preferences. Planning a 50th wedding anniversary party can be fun if you keep in mind these tips. Be honored to be part of such a celebration, one that is becoming rarer these days.


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