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Video:How to Plan Your 25th Wedding Anniversary

with Meghan Lynn Allen

Your 25th wedding anniversary is a great time to celebrate. It means you and your spouse have been together for a quarter century. Here is a video with some tips for planning a 25th wedding anniversary celebration.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Plan Your 25th Wedding Anniversary

Hi! This is Meghan Lynn Allen for About.com, and today we'll discuss how to plan your 25th wedding anniversary. The silver 25th anniversary is a milestone, and rightly so. You've spent 25 years - a quarter of a century - together. So let's look at some simple ways to celebrate.

Traditional and Modern 25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional wedding gift for the 25th wedding anniversary is silver, and it's also the modern gift idea. When thinking about a silver anniversary gift, think about a pocket watch, cuff links, or a picture frame, jewelry box. You can also think about antique silver jewelry - which, although it sounds traditional, is actually something quite modern to give. The color tradition for the 25th anniversary is silver, although you can also give the green garnet and use green as an accent of color. And the flower? Well, that's the iris.

Celebrating a 25th Wedding Anniversary

Beyond the traditional wedding gifts, the most important thing is to celebrate your spouse. Plan something special. Perhaps take a trip to their favorite place or dream location, somewhere they've never been. Plan a special dinner. It could be a dinner at home or a dinner out - or you could think about a party. Family and friends tend to celebrate these milestones, so when planning a 25th anniversary party, turn to family and friends for ideas. If you want to celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary with a little more personal or romantic touch, consider writing a poem in silver ink and putting it in a silver frame - or creating a memory photo album from your 25 years together. And if you want a special added touch, you can include some letters from children, family members and friends.

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