Tips on Planning Your Parents’ Wedding Anniversary Party
Your parents have done so much for you growing up, so it’s nice to repay the favour by throwing them a spectacular wedding anniversary party that shows them how much you care.
Here are some elements you can incorporate to make this party one to remember.
Traditionally wedding anniversary themes followed the wedding gift themes, but there is nothing wrong with being creative. Why not try a fancy dress party where everyone as the year that your parents married? It gives your parents a way to show you the dances of their youth and groove to their favourite tunes. You can follow this through to the meal and table place setting by utlising party hire services.
Try and keep speeches to a minimum but it can be a fun touch to get your parents’ groomsmen or bridesmaids up to tell some funny stories from their wedding day that might not have made the photos!
Speaking of tunes, hiring a DJ or music booth is a good idea to keep the party mood going. Be clear with any DJs that you speak to about the themes of the party so your parents’ party isn’t filled with any music that they dislike.
Invite your parents current friends, and your family, but add a surprise or two by quizzing relatives about their wedding guest list and seeing if you can hunt down some old friends that they might have lost track with over the years. Now they have older children and more time they might be able to rekindle some old friendships, or at least have a fun night reminiscing about their youth!
Dig out your parents’ old wedding photos and get them scanned into a digital format. See if there are any pictures of them courting as these can be very touching as well. If the photos are in bad condition, a photo restorer can enhance the photos and you can use the digital file to get new photos printed or artworks created which can be a thoughtful gift for your parents.
For the party a photo booth can be hired or set up using a computer and some props like chalkboard speech bubbles. This can be a wonderful way to get some wacky and unexpected photos of your guests.
Consider hiring a professional photographer for the anniversary party—it’s a great time to get photos of family and friends in one place having a great time.