Speech Ideas for a 50th Wedding Anniversary

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Speech Ideas for a 50th Wedding Anniversary
Fiftieth Anniversary (anniversary image by Arpad Nagy-Bagoly from Fotolia.com)

Celebrating an anniversary can be a wonderful occasion. Some couples choose to celebrate this "golden anniversary" with a party that involves family and friends. Most anniversary parties include a speech that is presented by the couple of honour. It is a chance to express gratitude and fond memories. If you are embarking on your fiftieth and want to make a memorable speech, there are a variety of creative and thoughtful ways to prepare. Highlighting milestones, including touching stories and a bit of comic relief are just a few ways to begin an unforgettable anniversary speech.

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Memory Lane

Fifty years of marriage can come with a lifetime of memories. Make this idea the centre of your speech by incorporating photographs of all of the times you have spent with your sweetheart over the last fifty years. Put the photographs that you have into a PowerPoint or slide show that can be displayed while you are giving your speech. Make sure to prepare a brief story to accompany each slide. Take this opportunity to express how each special time made you feel. The personal details will make your speech more meaningful. If you are considering party favours for your guest, you could even burn copies of the slide show for everyone to take home.

The More the Merrier

If you want to include your friends and family at your fiftieth celebration, a unique route is to include them in the anniversary speech. Allow your guests to take turns sharing stories and memories that they have shared with you. It is better to prepare in advance for this type of speech. The words of the speech can be heartfelt at the spur of the moment, but it might be a good idea to let participants be aware of a time limit and an order of speaking. You will definitely want to get the cameras rolling for this one.

The Golden Anniversary

The fiftieth wedding anniversary is a precious milestone. For this reason it is known as The Golden Anniversary. It represents an amount of time spent in love that is strong. It also symbolises wealth; as if to suggest that a wealth of blessings have been placed upon such a relationship. If you want to incorporate this symbol into your wedding anniversary speech, a thoughtful idea is to have a room filled with gold leaf paper or golden ribbons that all tell a special story, have an important date written on them or the name of an unforgettable place. The person giving the speech will take a walk around the room to each golden symbol and read its contents.

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