The Silver Wedding, to give the 25th year anniversary it’s proper title, is the first anniversary where the various anniversary lists converge and all call it the Silver Wedding, except for the flower list, which states Iris as the appropriate flower for 25 years of marriage.This is one of the very original wedding anniversary celebrations that can be traced back to its original roots in Austria/Prussia where it was called the “Silberne Hochzeit” which is German for Silver Wedding. The celebration is now popular having been spread throughout Europe by Royal Families acknowledging the event and celebrating it.
The 25th anniversary is the first of the major anniversaries after all being married for a quarter of a century is no small achievement!
Commemorate with something in Silver – With the couple’s children often of wage earning age by now they often club together to commemorate the event with a signature piece of giftware in silver.
What does 25 years or marriage bring?
On the anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 9,125 days or 219,000 hours or 13,140,000 minutes which is over 788 million seconds!
During this time you would have shared, on average, over 68,000 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or almost 8 years; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 52,000 hours which is about 6 years and have had over 19,000 meals together which equates to approximately 470 days of continuous eating!