25th year Wedding Anniversary

25th year wedding anniversary

The Silver Wedding, to give the 25th wedding anniversary it’s formal title, is the first anniversary where the various anniversary gift lists converge. It is truly a special occasion for the couple to celebrate. Both the traditional gift list and the modern gifts list call this the Silver Wedding. The appropriate flower list states the Iris as the appropriate flower for the 25th anniversary.

What’s more this year is one of the very original wedding anniversary celebrations that form the traditional anniversary gift list. It’s provenance we have traced back to its original roots in Austria/Prussia. It was called the “Silberne Hochzeit” which is German for Silver Wedding. The celebration is now popular having spread throughout Europe by Royal Families acknowledging the event and celebrating the occasion in style.

It’s a Silver Jubilee

Are you wondering why the 25th wedding anniversary is the first major milestone? Well this is as in ancient history a quarter century or 25 years is a jubilee. These happen in 25 year periods, so 25,50 and 75 years. In ancient times at a time of jubilee, it became traditional for loans were annulled and slaves set free to mark the event.

The silver wedding anniversary is the first of the major milestone anniversaries. After all, living in harmony for a quarter of a century is a major achievement.

How to celebrate your 25th Year Wedding Anniversary.

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So what is the best way to celebrate 25 years of marriage? There certainly is no prescribe method and there are many options;

  • Renew your Vows. This may simply be a small ceremony in the church of your choosing or perhaps it may be a flow blown re-enactment of your marriage ceremony. Often as when you married 25 years previous, you did not have the funds to do your wedding justice this is the time to improve on the original.
  • Have a Party. Silver Wedding parties are frequent and popular, suggest a silver theme to the occasion. It is tradition to put no gifts on the invitation. Furthermore it is also tradition for people to ignore this so expect gifts from your friends!
  • Have a Holiday, a Second Honeymoon if you like. Cruises are a very popular choice for celebrating your silver anniversary
  • Commemorate it with some silver gifts. Often with the couple’s children at wage earning age they may club together to celebrate the event with a signature piece of giftware in silver.

What’s the best gift to give to my spouse

The best 25th wedding anniversary gifts for your spouse should be something unique, memorable and heartfelt. After all, it’s a milestone anniversary, so you’ll want to celebrate in style! If you’re stuck for ideas, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Below are some of the most popular 25th wedding anniversary gifts that will make your spouse feel loved and appreciated.

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A classic traditional gift is a silver tea or coffee set. A modern gift in silver would typically be something handmade such as matching silver jewellery or there are some wonderful silver cutlery designs. Gifts in silver can be a great way to show someone how much you care. There are so many different options available today that finding the perfect present won’t ever been difficult again – give them something they’ll love without worry about breaking your budget too 😉

Gemstone List ; Sterling Silver

The Gemstone wedding anniversary list shows Sterling Silver associated with this Anniversary.

Sterling Silver is the finest quality of silver. It’s always been considered luxurious and even now, with our modern society’s growing obsession over material things that will last forever (and cost whatever), people still want their jewellery to be made out this high-quality metal because they know it’ll never wear down or tarnish anytime soon! Normally an assay mark is present on silver jewellery. This denotes it’s quality by the amount of silver in the item. Sterling silver has at least 925 parts per 1000 parts of silver content.

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The Flowers Wedding anniversary list associates the Iris as the appropriate flower. From the language of flowers the purple Iris declares Ardour e.g. “You have set my heart a-glow”.

Now that you know a bit more about the 25th wedding anniversary, it’s time to start planning your celebration and that perfect gift. Whether you choose to renew your vows, throw a party, or celebrate the special occasion with something that will be treasured in silver, we hope this article has given you some ideas. Be sure to check out our selection of sterling silver gifts for inspiration

Silver Anniversary facts and figures

25th year wedding anniversary under the spotlight

This year, to be celebrating your 25th Wedding Anniversary, you would have wed in 1997.

On the anniversary date of your wedding date you would have been together for

  • 9,125 days or
  • 219,000 hours or
  • 13,140,000 minutes
  • over 788 million seconds

During this time you will have shared, on average, over 68,000 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) Almost 8 years. Assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 52,000 hours. This is about 6 years. You will have had over 19,000 meals together. This equates to approximately 470 days of continuous eating!

The above figures are an estimate, if you want to be more accurate then our marriage calculator takes into account leap years.

Silver Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Please see our shop for our full range of 25th Anniversary Gifts. Some of our best gifts that have proved to be the most popular are below;

Please see out 25th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas. Last year’s details are available here: 24th Anniversary Ideas for next year’s details see here: 26th Anniversary Ideas