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50th Wedding Anniversary Invitations - 25th, 60th and more

Wedding anniversaries are a beautiful celebration of love, commitment and longevity. Hats off to any couple making it to a milestone anniversary; that definitely deserves a party - and a beautiful invitation!

 

Paperlust designers

At Paperlust we pride ourselves on supporting independent local designers from all across the country. We are the link connecting amazing designs with people who will love them. Every event deserves a special invitation and we are committed to wowing customers every single time - right from that first click when browsing to the final invitation being sent out to the last guest.

We showcase original designs ranging from full bright colours and intricate patterns to simple typography and elegant touches of real gold foil. We’re nuts about paper, so you can rest assured that our stocks are only the highest quality and that each invitation is QA checked before it reaches your hands. Each design is fully customisable with our online design tool after you’re done a professional designer checks it over to make sure the aesthetic elements are all on point. Don’t worry - you will still get to approve the final design before going to print.

 

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Shopping online means that you get a wide variety of designs to choose from and are able to find options within your price range. You can apply filters when browsing to search for exactly what you want - all from the convenience of your own home (or while on the train or in a waiting room). We’re all busy and we understand that you need to find the right invitation quickly, at the right price and without fuss. You’ve come to the right place.

 

25th wedding anniversary

A quarter of a century - when put that way it probably seems like a lot longer than 25 years. Congratulations! (Hope you’re not feeling too old.) You’re probably still right in the thick of a bustling, busy life - possibly with kids leaving school, travelling or heading off to college. Careers are most likely in full swing. Whatever you’ve got going on in your life, it’s worth taking a few moments out of your day to browse some amazing 25th wedding anniversary invitations.

It’s a party that you want to be lively and full of fun - so maybe keep in mind bright colours, bold designs or better yet, some raised silver foil for your silver wedding anniversary. However big or small your celebration, a personal invitation that reflects the feel of the event is a must.

 

40th wedding anniversary

Forty years means rubies … did I hear a cheer from the ladies? Whether you receive a ruby for making it to 40 years or not, a great idea could be red themed 40th wedding anniversary invitations, or invites with a ruby motif interwoven in some way. Red is also the colour of love and passion, so you could weave these tones throughout your decor, and even into the food (think heart shaped cookies or glitter frosted red velvet cupcakes).

 

50th Wedding Anniversary Invitations

Wedding anniversaries are for the most part, just celebrated between the couple privately. However, when it comes to milestone events like a 50th wedding anniversary, it’s a great excuse to get extended family and friends involved. Being able to celebrate 50 years of marriage is an amazing testament to the couple and their love and patience for each other and they’re probably also considered a source of inspiration for the people in their lives. Each wedding anniversary year has significance, however, once a couple reaches their 50th things become a little more momentous. In many countries you are even entitled to congratulations from the government leader or monarch! Therefore it only seems appropriate that the celebration for half a century of marriage should have the same level of ceremony as the wedding at the beginning of the marriage. 

The sending out of physical invitations is one of the components that gives weddings more weight compared to normal events. Half a century later, the significance of the celebration of that many years of marriage also deems it suitable to send 50th wedding anniversary invitations. Having a formal party is a great chance for couples to consider which people have had a big impact in their lives. When it comes to the invitations, this is a great chance to really go for it in terms of opulence and style. As 50th wedding anniversaries are often referred to as gold anniversaries, the use of real gold foiling is a great way to acknowledge this. This would pair really well with minimal style 50th anniversary invitations as you can just pick certain elements that you want to highlight with the gold. Or if you want to incorporate artwork of flowers or plants, the gold can be used to accent parts of the foliage. 

The memories created from 50 years of marriage are also worth celebrating. Given the extensive amount of photos that probably exist from this time, using them to create a photo card as a 50th anniversary invitation would be a lovely personal touch for all your guests. A common trend is to have 2 photos side by side on the card, one from when the couple was first married and one from the present day. This creates a sense of nostalgia surrounding the 50th wedding anniversary and emphasises the longevity of the relationship. 

Not all couples get to celebrate 50 years of marriage, and the privilege of being able to do so deserves it’s own special day to recognise and commemorate. 

Wow - you’ve made it to the big five-oh! Congratulations! If you are looking for 50th wedding anniversary invitations templates to use for a party to celebrate your half-century marriage, you’ve come to the right place. Paperlust is home to a beautiful range of golden wedding anniversary invitations created by independent designers across the country - but don’t worry, they’re not all actually gold. You can choose from simple black and white, bright tropical florals and understated watercolours - there’s something for everyone.

50th wedding invitations

Are you having a light hearted party where guests feel free to throw a few jokes around? Consider choosing photo 50th wedding invitations featuring a funny picture of you two as a couple or brightly coloured 50th wedding anniversary invitations. We love a good sense of humour at Paperlust and some couples are comfortable enough with their age to make a few jokes about it, so think of a few ideas and run them past some of your family members to make sure they’re going to go down okay with a wider audience. You could even include a funny quote about marriage or the years that you’ve spent together. For example, “True love is acting like nothing’s happened when your spouse sneezes and their false teeth fall out.” You could even find a comic of a couple around a similar age and get your loved ones laughing that way. Why not have a little fun? You’ve earned it!

Classic vibes

There’s nothing wrong with having a laugh but if you are aiming for elegant formal 50 wedding anniversary invitations, use a time honoured technique like letterpress or raised foil to highlight the significance of the occasion. You can never go wrong with keeping the design simple. This is often a great way to go when a couple’s children are hosting the party because they want to show respect to their parents and honour them for all their faithful years. More affordable alternatives to the letterpress and raised foil techniques are beautiful floral designs or calligraphy on Paperlust Matte.

All gold everything

If you want to make use of the gold theme and incorporate it into other aspects of your anniversary party, you could choose a cake with gold leaf, gold helium balloons or glittery gold table centrepieces. The guests of honour can even include aspects of gold in their outfits, like shoes, or a tie or pocket square. Another way to add the gold theme to your food is edible gold glitter on all of your desserts.

 

Golden wedding anniversary

This is the big one. The time to throw the biggest party. The anniversary event that people will travel the furthest to be at. Golden wedding anniversary invitations deserve to be just as significant, and there are more than enough style options. You can go traditional and include some stunning gold foil in the design - combine this with letterpress and you have elegance personified. 

But 50 wedding anniversary invitations don’t have to be all about the gold. Why not try a photo card with some ‘then and now’ pictures to show your loved ones how far you’ve come as a couple? You could include a funny caption or go with humour and personalise a quirky invitation that includes a joke your family and friends will enjoy. If you want to go with something sweet and personal, why not include a bit of your story (how you met and fell in love, the kids you have and other major life events)? The most important thing about 50th wedding anniversary is that they are what you envisioned.

Are you lucky enough to be celebrating 60 years of marriage? That is seriously impressive! While a lot of the ‘golden’ themed things don’t apply to a 60th, your achievement is definitely still worth springing for some elegant 60th wedding anniversary invitations fit for royalty!

 

Does it have to be a milestone?

While it is more common for couples to host big celebrations for their milestone anniversaries (often more to do with money and convenience than anything else), there are definitely no rules prohibiting a party on other years. You may want to go for something smaller, with just close family and friends, but can still choose from a range of invitations, from watercolour and calligraphy to florals and rustic themes - whatever suits your personality and venue.

 

How big to go?

What’s the balance between your original wedding and just a party? Deciding on the size of your anniversary party can depend on a few factors:

  • Budget - there’s no point breaking the budget just to avoid offending people. Sit down and decide on amounts to spend on each area (venue, food, drinks, invitations etc) and try to stick to it.
  • Venue size - it’s best to choose your venue before writing your guest list, to make sure you have enough room to accommodate everyone.
  • Personality - not everybody likes big crowds and it’s perfectly okay to create a more intimate guest list if you guys are more comfortable with that.

 

Vow renewals on a milestone anniversary

Some couples like to renew their vows on a milestone wedding anniversary and we say go for it! Usually that means more formal invitations sent out a little earlier than just for an anniversary party because you want to make sure people have time to make arrangements to be there, especially if travelling from far away. 

Roles for kids/family at a vow renewal ceremony

Some people like to give their close family members, like children, a role in their vow renewal ceremony. It’s up to you of course, but if you want to include family here are some ways you can do it:

  • Vows to your kids
  • Older children as officiants
  • Parents or grandparents offering advice or blessings
  • Children speaking about the good things they’ve learnt from your marriage
  • Lighting candles in memory of loved ones who have passed away
  • Have a family member sing a song, read a poem or play a musical instrument.

 

Who to invite

Do I have to invite all the people I invited to my wedding to my anniversary party? Absolutely not! Relationships change and some people are only in your life for certain seasons. It’s very normal to not have seen some wedding guests for years - or even since the wedding day. A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself: who have I been in contact with in the last six months? If someone doesn’t know what’s going on in your life now, they don’t need an invite. 

How to cut when you want a small gathering: you could keep it to just family only (plus partners), or also other current close old friends. After all, they’re the ones that have really seen your marriage grow and develop over the years.

 

Getting the wording right

The wording can be tricky and depends on a few things, but don’t worry. We’re here to help you get it right.

  • Who is hosting - the couple, children or a friend/family member?

 

Example when couple hosts (formal):

 

Paul and Jennifer 

Request the pleasure of your company

To help them celebrate

Their 25th wedding anniversary

Join us for a formal dinner at

The Hilton Hotel

At 6 o’clock in the evening 

On Saturday the twenty-ninth

Of September two thousand and eighteen

Formal attire

Please RSVP by 15th September 2018 

 

 

When children host (semi-formal):

 

Please join us to in a celebration 

Honouring our amazing parents

Paul and Jennifer

On the occasion of

Their 25th wedding anniversary

Hilton Hotel

Saturday 29th September 2018

6pm

Dress code: semi-formal

Please RSVP by 15th September

 

 

When friends or family members host (casual): 

 

Come and party with us

As we celebrate 25 years

Since Paul and Jenny tied the knot!

29.09.18 @ 6pm

The love birds ask for no gifts

But a contribution to their collection of memories

Will be treasured forever

RSVP to 0409 876 678 by 15.09.18

 

 

  • How formal or casual the celebration is - we have provided examples above of different levels of formality.
  • How creative you want to be - for a formal party you may want to use classic poetry. For an informal event, a joke or a brief version of the couple’s story is a fun way to go.

 

When to send invitations

We generally recommend sending invitations 6-8 weeks in advance, but longer for destination weddings.

 

Gifts

Gifts are often not expected at a wedding anniversary celebration, but guests may want to bring something to honour the marriage of two special people in their life. The gift depends on who you are in relation to the couple and how long you have known them.

For something like a 20th anniversary, there might be something the couple have wanted for a long time but haven’t been able to purchase due to the life expenses of kids growing up etc. If they lead busy lives, then maybe a movie voucher or restaurant gift certificate would be much appreciated.

A couple celebrating 50 years of marriage have likely bought most things they want and aren’t usually struggling for money (as a young couple getting married and starting their lives may be). Sometimes the best gift is one with sentimental value, like a scrapbook, photo album, or even a framed photograph of the extended family. If you do want to purchase something, a group gift based around their hobbies is a nice idea, or even a purchasing them an experience (like a weekend away at a golf club and spa). If you are still unsure, perhaps ask one of their kids or grandkids for some ideas.

If they are your children: for a son or daughter’s wedding anniversary, a family heirloom is a very valuable gift that won’t require you to fork out cash on the spot.

 Celebrating an anniversary is an incredibly important occasion; no matter whether it’s your wedding anniversary or the anniversary of some other pivotal day in your life, it’s a reason to have fun and commemorate the event. To truly mark the occasion, there’s nothing better, or more memorable, than throwing a party. Your party should be a true reflection of the anniversary that’s being celebrated, and you won’t find a more fitting invitation to send to your potential party guests than one of these incredible anniversary invitations from Paperlust. Just browse through our immense selection of gorgeously designed anniversary and wedding anniversary invitations and there’s no way you won’t find the one that fits just right. 

Offering anniversary party invitations in a wide variety of styles and designs, you’re sure to find the perfect one for your big celebration. 

For the perfect anniversary party invitation for your big event, you won’t find better, or more versatile, options than right here at Paperlust. Created by incredibly talented artists from amazing Australian cities like Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane, each and every one of our anniversary party invitations are as lovely as an Aussie skyline. Featuring unbelievably beautiful designs to choose from, including custom, floral or even modern-styled 50th wedding anniversary invitations, there’s no way you can’t find a design that will instantly show your guests they’re invited to your anniversary party. 

 

Paperlust has an incredible variety of wedding anniversary invitations, so finding, and personalizing, the one you love is just a click away. 

Once you’ve located your favourite anniversary invitation design, the next step is to personalize it perfectly, just for you! If you’ve chosen from our lovely selection of wedding anniversary invitations, you can even personalize your invites specifically to you as a couple here at Paperlust; from colour, to print type and beyond. It doesn’t matter whether you want your design in purple, gold, or black, or if you want your information printed in white ink, metallic print or real foil; Paperlust will perfectly personalize your wedding anniversary invitation from top to bottom, just the way you want it. Your ideal anniversary invitation is just a few clicks away when you design your invite here at Paperlust. 

 

If it’s your 50th anniversary, we’ve got you covered with lovely wedding anniversary invitations here at Paperlust.

If you’re about to have your 50th anniversary, a momentous occasion marking half a century of love, it’s imperative that you celebrate such a rare event. Paperlust has the best selection of wedding anniversary invitations you’ll find anywhere, plus a wide variety of other products you may need during the span of every part of your anniversary party. From rsvp cards to thank you cards and beyond, let Paperlust be your anniversary party stationary headquarters, whether you’re celebrating your 50th anniversary or 1st anniversary. 

 

Summary

Through working with Paperlust, you will be supporting young independent Australian designs, helping them get their art out to the world. You are our priority so we will do our best to ensure a pleasant and smooth experience the entire way.

No matter which design you choose, as long as you feel like it reflects your personality and suits the tone of your event, you have chosen right. Now it’s time to turn your attention to the party food!