25 years. A quarter of a century. 9125 days together and lots of story to tell - and to remember. Couples who complete 25 years of marriage, or the traditional silver wedding anniversary, are an inspiration to the young and deserve a special celebration.
If you and your partner are reaching this memorable moment or you know any couple who are, do not miss the next few lines of this post. We will help you hold an unforgettable silver wedding celebration. Follow with us:
Meaning of Silver Weddings
Silver is one of the most malleable metals in existence, however, it is also very durable, durable and has a very appreciated and valued beauty and brilliance, being one of the main elements of jewelry and other precious objects.
All these characteristics of the silver made that it became the symbol 25 years of married. Replacing them in silver, the silver represents the strength and flexibility that the couple must have to make the union lasting and solid. And all this, of course, without giving up the romanticism, the brilliance and the beauty of love.
The word 'weddings' derives from the Latin 'votum' and means promise. That is, when celebrating a wedding of marriage, the couple remakes their vows and assumes once again the commitment signed.
The silver wedding, as well as the gold wedding, dates back to Germany centuries ago. The story goes that married couples who were 25 or 50 years married were publicly honored and received silver or gold crowns, depending on the time of marriage.
This old German habit has won the world and from here onwards new weddings have been incorporated, such as the cotton, clay and pottery weddings, for example.
Today, paper weddings mark the first year of marriage, while the Jequitibá weddings symbolize the most enduring union that can exist: 100 years of history.
Ideas on how to celebrate the silver wedding
Silver wedding can be celebrated in many ways, everything will depend on the couple's lifestyle, the preferences of each and how much will be able to disburse for that moment. Let's cite below some ideas on how to celebrate the silver wedding anniversary so that you can think about which one fits best with your profile or the couple you want to give them:
1. Romantic dinner
a Romantic dinner is the simplest, sweetest and perhaps most economical way to celebrate this milestone in the life of the couple. Dinner can happen in a nice restaurant or be prepared at home if one of the partners feels comfortable to play the chef.
Such a celebration should be watered in an intimate setting, preferably with candle lights, flowers and soft music.
2. Travel to two
Traveling is always good, especially when the reason is to celebrate the silver wedding. For this, choose a script that has the face of the couple. In this tip, two options are interesting: visit an unknown city or country for the two or return to the location of the honeymoon. Imagine going back to the scene where it all began? It would be awesome too !.
3. Unforgettable experience
For those who want to celebrate the silver wedding in an authentic way you can bet on something unusual and creative, such as flying balloon, parachute jumping, diving or travel to some paradisiacal place. The important thing here is to explore possibilities that completely escape the routine of the couple giving a new gas to the relationship.
4. Back to the past
The idea here is to celebrate the silver wedding somewhere that marked the couple's story. It could be in the park where they met, watching again the band show that you enjoyed together, going to the restaurant of the first meeting or the cinema where the first kiss rolled. Try to recreate this defining moment in their lives. It is worth even betting on a similar costume or an accessory of time to sharpen this return to the past.
5. Present to eternalize the date
Another option is to mark the silver wedding with a gift that will eternalize the moment. It can be a ring, a necklace or pendant made with the material and that is exchanged for both. Or who knows how to radicalize a little bit and get a tattoo that symbolizes the couple? Have you thought?. There are several gift options, just a little creativity to surprise the partner.
The present may also serve as a follow-up to any of the above ideas.
Silver Wedding Party
And finally, one of the most traditional ways to celebrate silver wedding is with a party. After all, celebrating the two is wonderful, but sharing that happiness with friends and family is even better. So, write down the tips below if you plan to have a silver wedding party.
1. Where and how to do
The silver wedding party is usually somewhat intimate, with far fewer guests than a wedding. So you do not have to worry about a big place for the party, it's worth even doing something at home.
An outdoor silver wedding celebration is also welcome, especially at night to be bathed in the moonlight. Did you even know that silver is the metal that is related to the moon? Yes, call the magic of the moon to celebrate with you.
Start planning your silver wedding anniversary at least a year in advance, especially if the intention is to renew the vows in the church, so you guarantee the reservation of the date.
Invitations can begin to be delivered one month before the celebration. Here you have two options: print version or online. Both ways can be used and online is the best if you want to save a bit with the preparations.
When thinking about the guest list do not overdo it. Call only those who are part of your story, this includes children, grandchildren - by now there must be - parents, siblings, friends and other close relatives.
2. How to decorate
The color of the silver wedding decoration is unanimous: silver and white. To bring the color of the metal to the party invest in metallic objects - which need not necessarily be silver - balloons in these colors and white flowers.
Also remember to tell the story of you in the decoration of the party, especially with the use of photos. It is possible to create a photo clothesline, a panel or put them as an ornament on the guests' table.
Silver wedding favors also go into decoration. You can think of edible souvenirs, such as chocolate, jellies and preserves, or invest in practical and decorative souvenirs, such as little keys, scented sachets, or room flavors.
The cake is also an important part of the party and usually comes in the colors of the decoration. Most silver wedding cakes are made with American paste, but you can opt for a white whipped cream cover, for example.
3. What to serve
The food and drinks of a silver wedding party will vary according to the type of proposed celebration. A party during the day, before lunchtime, can offer guests a brunch, with breads, pastries, cakes and juices.
If the intention is to serve a lunch, you can opt for a barbecue - for a more relaxed celebration - or a buffet of pasta and salads.
Another option is to serve a cocktail. But in this case, the best time is in the afternoon. Choose finger foods, types of appetizers that can be eaten by hand, without the need for dishes and cutlery. For a dinner, the choice may be similar to lunch, but with a bit more sophistication.
Among drinks, you should include juices, soft drinks, water, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, beer and sparkling wine or wine toasting.
4. What clothes to wear
Silver weddings are a vow renewal party and not a wedding. Therefore, the celebration does not require the use of exaggerated and pompous clothes. For the woman, the most common is a gray or silver dress that can be long or short depending on the type of party and the schedule. For the man, a suit or pants with a shirt are enough.
5. Gift for silver wedding
What to give as a gift to a couple celebrating silver wedding anniversary? The most usual is to present them with objects that symbolize the color of the wedding. In this case, we can include crockery, vases, picture frames, pens engraved with each one's name. A silver-colored bed linen or bathrobes are also good gift options for the couple.
Whether it's a candlelight dinner or a party of raves, silver wedding parties should be celebrated with great joy. And to make you even more in the mood of the moment, we have selected 60 silver wedding pictures to inspire you when it comes to organizing and planning your wedding. Spy alone:
60 silver wedding pictures to inspire you
Picture 1 - A huge table to welcome all that were part of the couple's 25 years of history.
Picture 2 - Decorated bowls that here serve as candlesticks for the silver wedding party.
Picture 3 - Silver hearts to decorate the cake!
Picture 4 - Spatulas special silverware for the moment to cut the cake.
Picture 5 - White and silver in 25 year wedding invitation; could not be more appropriate for the occasion.
Picture 6 - Symbol of the infinite like mark of the silver weddings; the inscription "love" and "forever" make the accessory even more special.
Image 7 - The rustic setting featured silver table and chairs to suit the theme of the party.
Picture 8 - Black and white photos to tell the story of the couple during the party of 25 years.
Picture 9 - To escape a little of the traditional white and silver, a touch of pink and blue.
Picture 10 - Silver cutlery ... silver! Logical!
Image 11 - Beautiful and delicate composition of white and gray flowers for the wedding of 25 years.
Picture 12 - Silver sequin towel to decorate the party table.
Picture 13 - Silver hearts and stars to brighten up the party: balloons are beautiful, economical and creative decoration options.
Picture 14 - Idea of silver wedding souvenir: tea box.
Image 15 - Lucky biscuits wrapped in silver paper: will the guests have the fortune of a lasting love as well?
Picture 16 - Personalized beers for the guests to take as a silver wedding souvenir
Picture 17 - A beautiful, metallic and charming shoe for the silver wedding.
Picture 18 - Decoration similar to that of a wedding; an option for the couple who did not have the party they dreamed of.
Picture 19 - A simple cake, but within the proposal of the silver wedding.
Image 20 - Drops of silver with chocolate flavor.
Picture 21 - Silver wedding decorated with the Christmas ornaments, why not?
Picture 22 - Outdoors, the silver wedding wins a super romantic country style.
Picture 23 - Candles in silver tone: luxurious and full of charm.
Picture 24 - Family of the future: futuristic inspiration for a celebration of silver wedding.
Image 25 - The initials of the couple marking the top of the cake.
Picture 26 - Silver towel and acrylic chairs: a sophisticated decoration for the silver wedding party.
Image 27 - Tower of glasses with sparkling wine to toast the couple.
Image 28 - First comes the love, then the dessert; at least that is what the experience of the couple that completes 25 years of union says.
Image 29 - Cake spatulate and decorated with flowers and wild fruits.
Image 30 - Chevron, so high lately, was used here in silver color to decorate the centerpiece.
Picture 31 - White and silver: a clean, light and elegant combination.
Picture 32 - For couples who wish to relive the excitement of marriage they can invest in a great silver wedding celebration.
Image 33 - Red ribbons to contrast the silver balloons.
Image 34 - How about creating a silver wedding decoration with a luminous sign?
Image 35 - Chocolate bars as a silver wedding souvenir.
Image 36 - Lids with goodies are also welcome.
Image 37 - Is the party going to be at home? So repaint the décor by changing the pillow covers for models that line up with the 25-year-old metal proposal.
Image 38 - A good sparkling wine to celebrate the whole story built by the couple.
Picture 39 - The souvenir is also a delicate way to say goodbye to the guests.
Image 40 - Balloons white and silver to match the flowers of the same color.
Image 41 - Silver weddings by the pool.
Picture 42 - The paper decoration also has potential to make beautiful in the silver wedding.
Picture 43 - Leave the "25" in evidence.
Image 44 - Little candles lit by the party.
Image 45 - The flower bow is the perfect frame for this six-story silver cake.
Picture 46 - Silver chairs.
Picture 47 - And just at the entrance of the party the photos, many photos of the couple.
Image 48 - Silver balloons for a silver wedding party in the 70's climate.
Picture 49 - Here, the hearts are not red.
Picture 50 - Square and with four floors: a different and modern version for the silver wedding cake.
Picture 51 - Silver little biscotinhos with the name of the couple: a charm only.
Picture 52 - Hmmm ... sweets! They can not miss and must come, of course, in the color of the party.
Picture 53 - And what do you think of Cupcakes?
Image 54 - 25 years counted by second.
Image 55 - Silver Wedding Invitation: simple, objective and, above all, beautiful.
Image 56 - Place your silver pieces in the party decoration.
Image 57 - Roses, romantic and delicate to decorate with glamor and elegance the silver wedding.
Image 58 - In the middle of white and silver, a touch warm and cozy red.
Image 59 - Mugs with creative and fun messages will also be a success among the guests
Image 60 - A little gold to brighten up the 25-year-old wedding party.