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50th Wedding Anniversary Invitations | 50th Wedding 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.


If you are still wondering why to choose Paperlust, our satisfaction guarantee, free shipping and complimentary envelopes are sure to convince you. Select one of our luxury designs and start personalising it with our online design tool today. All of your changes will be checked by a professional designer and you have the final say before your invitations go to print. It’s that easy!