How To Celebrate A 25th Wedding Anniversary

Twenty-five years of building a life and a family with your best friend, confidant and lover. Going through life with its tears, frustrations and pure joy has been so much better together than it ever would have been alone. You’re a couple who understand each other inside out. Simply put, your marriage is compromise and trust and love and you’ve made it to your silver wedding anniversary. Congratulations!

25th anniversaryAs a milestone anniversary, you may want to share the joy with family and close friends. If you’re planning to do this yourself or for your parents, here are some ideas to help celebrate the 25th anniversary in style (thanks to

Arrange a silver anniversary party

The best way to celebrate the 25th Anniversary is to spend time with loved ones. This is a chance to catch up with friends and family you may not get to see often. If you’re arranging the party for your parents, invite the best man, bridesmaids, ring-bearer and flower-girls from their wedding. If you don’t have their contact details try a search via social media.

If you have space, you may want to hold a party at your own home. Alternatively, book a venue for the event. If it’s possible, look into booking the same venue where the wedding reception was hosted originally.

An intimate dinner for the couple

The couple may prefer a quieter event to mark their anniversary. A romantic dinner at one of the couple’s favourite restaurants alone or with their children gives them a chance to reminisce and spend quality time together or with those they are closest to.

Reliving the glorious past through videos or photos

Over the years, there will be a collection of memories in the form of photographs and videos. If you’ve a lot of photographs on your phone, now is the time for a digital photo frame or an album where the couple can sit back and enjoy the memories created these pictures. This is a wonderful record of good times the couple have spent together. If there is a wedding video, watch this again.

Surprise your spouse

On your 25th anniversary, let your spouse know just how special they are, and how much you appreciate them being in your life. Start the day with a gift to your husband or wife of a bouquet of red roses as a sign of your love and passion. If your husband always brings you coffee in bed in the mornings before you get up, on this day you can make an effort and make the coffee before he wakes up. Leave a love letter to say thank you for the marriage that you have had and how much their love, support, encouragement and patience have been appreciated. Let them know how much you’re looking forward to spending the rest of your lives together. Write this in your own handwriting, however scrawly it is, and borrow lines from your favourite songs or romantic poems for inspiration if you need it.

Plan a second honeymoon

honeymoonAt the time of your marriage, you may not have been able to afford a honeymoon of your dreams (and we don’t mean the book 🙂 ). If you can afford it now, make the time to plan for a second honeymoon. Choose a favourite destination together let the hotel know in advance that you’ll be celebrating your silver wedding anniversary with them. As a memento of the holidays you have had, create a wall map with pins showing all the places you have visited together in the past and with different coloured pins, the places you still wish to see in the future.

Choose some special gifts for the couple

The 25th Anniversary celebrations are usually marked with special gifts. Traditionally, the 25th Anniversary is marked with gifts in silver. Gifts of silver jewellery can be personalised with their names and the date of their wedding. Of course you don’t have to stick with the silver theme. Find a gift that you know the couple will love, perhaps a vinyl record of their first song at their wedding, or name a star after them. Be creative. They will appreciate the thought and effort you have made.

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Incredible wedding entrance music and guests gifts


As a bride, your wedding day is the most important day of your life apart from your birthday and your baby’s birth. During this day, every bride wants everything to be perfect and everything needs to run smoothly. Choosing the best wedding entrance song is usually an important part for both the bride and groom (but most importantly the bride). When it comes to picking the best wedding entrance song, majority of couples usually pick one that plays an important role in their love life.
Most couples may opt to pick several songs therefore creating an amazing mix that makes your wedding unique. What you need to know is that possibilities are endless.

Four wedding entrance songs that will amaze your guests.

Michael Jackson -The way you make me feel
The song was released on November 9th 1987 by Michael Jackson. It is a love a song and is considered to belong in three genres namely R&B, funk and pop genres. The song was produced by Quincy Jones and the lyrics are a perfect choice as a wedding entrance song.

U2-Beautiful Day
U2 is an Irish rock band that released the song beautiful day on October 9th 2000. The song was written as a collaboration by majority of the band members. It was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. The song is considered part of the rock genre and is one of the popular songs that is perfect for a wedding.

Carl Carlton – Everlasting Love
The song ‘Everlasting song’ was written by Mac Gayden and Buzz Cason. It was released in 1967 by Robert Knit and since then it has been remade several times. In the US, the popular version of the song was released in July 1974 by Carl Carlton and it is considered to belong in the disco genre. As a classic love song, it is a perfect choice for a wedding since it has an upbeat tone and it is one of the most recognizable songs. The song has also been released by Mary J Blige recently.

Kelly Clarkson – A moment like this
Kelly Clarkson’s A Moment Like This is a pop song that was released on September 17th 2002 and was the singer’s debut single. This is a love song that was covered by Leona Lewis in 2006. The love song part belongs in the pop genre and has a relatively slow tempo therefore making it ideal as a wedding entrance.
As a thank you, it is important to give your wedding guests a gift. Your guests have taken time off from different activities to be there and support you on your special day.

Best gift ideas for your guests

earingsEarrings and a necklace
For the ladies in your bridal party and other guests, you can gift them with a pair of earrings or a necklace. When it comes to shopping for the right gift, it is important not to spend too much even though you are thanking your guests. On other hand, you don’t have to cheapen out and if you can afford luxurious brands, you can pick the best for your girls.
You can also opt for a simple pair of earrings or necklace that is custom made at a local jeweler store or DIY store.

For the guys, the groom can gift them with different brands of wrist watches. When it comes to watches, one has several choices to pick from. You can opt for luxurious brands like Rolex or smartwatches from Apple and Android smart watch makers.
When it comes to buying the right gift, it all depends with how deep your pockets are.

bagTote bags
These are perfect gift ideas for giving the girls in your wedding entourage as well as other lady guests. You can have the bags inscribed with a memorable quote and every time your guests use them, they will always remember you.


beltTies and belts
For the guys, the groom can shop for ties and belts that match and gift them to the groomsmen and other male guests at the wedding.

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Tips to help you choose the perfect song and gift for your first date

dateThe first date can break or make your day especially if you are the guy. Majority of people usually go out of their way in order to ensure that their date gets to enjoy the day. Picking the right restaurant, selecting the best wine, choosing the best outfit and other activities are accomplished by the gentleman in order to impress their date.

The perfect date must be romantic not only for the lady but also for the gentleman therefore becoming a memorable occasion. While selecting all the above things is important the final most important thing of all to select is a good romantic first date music.

Good valentine’s day date songs can change the entire mood of the date and can even change a boring date into an amazing one. Unless you have sang and have produced an album of romantic songs yourself, you need to pick those already sang by other artists.

Below are 4 suitable songs that can make your first date amazing.
The Beach Boys – God Only Knows
The Beach Boys sang the song God Only Knows which was included in their album titled Pet Sounds. The album was ground breaking therefore marking a huge shift in the world of music. The Beach Boys were known to sing songs about surfing and cute girls but God Only Knows is heartfelt, romantic and even spiritual. Thanks to beautiful lyrics in the song, your date will choke tears of joy.

Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
This classic romantic sentimental song was composed by one of the best guitar players ever. The beauty of the song is in the romantic lyrics. The song is perfect for a first date as it is filled with compliments and love. You can never go wrong with this song.

Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender
Elvis Presley is widely known for his velvety voice and dance moves but among his many songs, Love Me Tender is much better especially as a first date song. The song lyrics are romantic and heartfelt as the first day it was recorded.

LL Cool J – I Need Love
During the early days of rap, majority of rap artists did not pen and sing romantic ballads. There songs centered majorly on dissing other artists rather than tell a girl that they cared. One of the greatest rap artists decided to take a break to compose a romantic ballad that is mixed with rap. The best thing about this song is that nothing makes a girl’s heart swell than a romantic ballad composed and sang by a tough guy.

When it comes to gift giving during valentine’s day or your first date on valentine’s day, it is important to search your mind for the best thoughtful gifts. Below are gift ideas for her.



First dates are moments when both of you get a chance of knowing more about each other. This is not a time to gift your date with gifts meant for couples who have been in a relationship for months or years. The best and thoughtful gift that you can begin with is a single stem of a flower. Why? It not only signifies that it is your first date but you will avoid coming on too strong.


As a classic gift, wine is a gift for all occasions and is a neutral present for a first date. When choosing the best wine, you can pick one that is expensive. You don’t need to purchase a very expensive bottle, just purchase the right bottle at the right price as a gift for her.

A book

This is a great gift especially for a first date as it displays your intellectual side. A book is a sign that you enjoy stimulating conversations but it’s best to avoid political or controversial books. Finally, make sure that the book is small enough to be unassuming.

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