Ideas to Celebrate a 25th Wedding Anniversary

Updated February 21, 2017

A 25th wedding anniversary, also called silver anniversary, is a very special moment in time for a married couple. "Like a marriage of long standing, silver is precious and wears well--as adornment, money, and household treasures," quips the website, With a little planning, you can create an unforgettable 25th anniversary celebration for friends and family to share.

Sierra Silver Mine Tour

Marriage is a journey, but nothing like a trip through a real mine. Take a tour through a real Northwestern silver mine to celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary. In the "silver" year of marriage, you can learn the historical and modern-day techniques used to mine silver, gold, lead, zinc, and copper on the Sierra Silver Mine Tour. Coeur d'Alenes, Idaho has a 125-year history of mining in the small city. Tours are given by retired miners who are there to acquaint you first hand with a hard rock miner's work and daily experiences.

Silver Celebration

Host a dinner party with a silver theme. Rent silver flatware and serving platters for your dinner party. Cover the dinner table with an off white organza table skirt. The iridescent finish on the fabric makes the cloth appear to glisten making it a great accent to the silver table accessories. Add four silver candelabras along the centre of the table. Tie silver Mylar balloons to each chair with silver ribbon. Have dinner catered to give yourself more time to relax and enjoy family.

Silver Screen

Send out invitations to your closest friends and family members inviting them to a private screening of your life with your spouse. Create a collage of old video footage and photos as the feature presentation for the evening. Use an old black and white wedding wedding photo to create postcard invitations for each guest. Use raffle tickets as decorative garland around your party. As a "place setting" on each seat, place a chocolate bar with the paper sleeve removed and a guest name printed with a permanent marker on each seat. Add bowls of Hershey's kisses around the room.

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Lanae Carr has been an entertainment and lifestyle writer since 2002. She began as a staff writer for the entertainment section of the "Emory Wheel" and she writes for various magazines and e-newsletters related to marketing and entertainment. Carr graduated from Emory University with a bachelor's degree in film studies and English.