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Video:How to Plan Your 50th Wedding Anniversary

with Jonathon Stewart

Need tips for how to plan your 50th wedding anniversary so it's as enjoyable as the last 49? Here, see tips for planning.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Plan Your 50th Wedding Anniversary

So you've just about made it to half a century of marriage. First of all, congratulations are in order for reaching this momentous occasion and it's definitely time to celebrate.

Ideas for Planning Your 50th Wedding Anniversary

Here are a few great ways to ring in your 50th wedding anniversary. Tour 50th is referred to as the golden anniversary. And, because it is so golden, both the traditional and modern gift is gold. Gold represents the beauty of such a long-lasting relationship as well as one that is strong and resistant to corrosion.

Tips for Planning Your 50th Wedding Anniversary

A gift for her might be some type of gold jewelry with the 50th anniversary gemstone of either imperial or golden topaz. A gold watch or commemorative coin might be good gift ideas for him. Reaching this anniversary means you are more than likely retired or in your senior years, so you may not necessarily want more possessions or clutter in your life. If this sounds like you, then you may want to give each other a special trip somewhere or enjoy a visit to a the best restaurant in town.

Planning Your 50th Wedding Anniversary

Others who wish to commemorate the occasion might consider giving you a gift certificate or coupons to help out with chores around the house or other errands for you. This could be a great excuse to throw a party and maybe even include a renewal of your marriage vows. Consider using décor that might have been at your original wedding reception and include a collage of pictures, highlighting your fifty years together. Not every celebration has to involve things that cost money. After all, it's a celebration of fifty years of love and there is no dollar amount that can be placed on something so priceless.

You might consider making a CD with songs from the last fifty years that have special meaning to you both. If you are creative, you could write and frame a poem or create a quilt with contributions from every member in the family. Even a book of photos and stories from the last fifty years is a wonderful way to remember your time together and makes a wonderful family heirloom that can be passed from generation to generation. And definitely don't forget the flowers. The violet is the symbolic flower of 50 years, but you can also consider a wide array of other flowers suggestive of the golden anniversary to create a beautiful arrangement. If your significant other likes to garden, maybe you can even get variety of special flowers to plant together, in order to commemorate your many years to come.

I'm Jonathon Stewart, with About.com.
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