Kinds of flowers used for a 50th wedding anniversary

Updated February 21, 2017

A 50th wedding anniversary is a celebration worthy of a party with decorations and flowers. Family members can order florist arrangements or make centrepieces themselves with fresh or silk flowers.


The traditional flower for the 50th anniversary is the violet. A simple nosegay of violets, potted violet plant or a floral arrangement incorporating the small vibrant flowers can be given to the couple.

Yellow Roses

Create floral arrangements using yellow roses mixed with white daisies with golden centres and violets for table centrepieces. Order a yellow rose corsage and boutonnière for the anniversary couple.

Flowering plants

Set pots of violets and other flowering plants that reflect the season on tables and on the floor as a colourful entrance to the party area. White poinsettias for winter, yellow or orange begonias in the summer time and yellow mums in the fall will create a colourful floral atmosphere.

The Bridal Bouquet

Decorate the main tables at a 50th wedding anniversary with centrepieces made from flowers that were used in the bride's bouquet. Alternate potted violets with one or two of the main flowers from the wedding day placed into bud vases for the guest tables.


Centrepieces, bud vases, the couple's corsage and boutonnière can be done all in white roses, violets, daisies, stock and carnations for the 50th anniversary. Add in leaves sprayed gold, flowers trimmed in gold glitter paint and gold ribbon bows.


You can give a potted violet plant or floral bouquet of seasonal flowers, 50 yellow roses, carnations or tulips to a couple who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Add balloons, a bride and groom figurine and gold decorative items to the flowers.

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Suzie Faloon is a freelance writer who has written online content for various websites. As a professional crafter and floral designer, Faloon owned a florist business for nearly 25 years. She completed the Institute of Children's Literature course in 1988.