25th & 50th Wedding Anniversary Ideas – Austin’s Best DJs & Photo Booths
At some point, every married couple starts thinking about the big 5-0. That’s right, 50 years of marriage! To celebrate such an extraordinary, huge milestone, couples often go all out in order to make their big day unforgettable. Perhaps they renew their vows, have a special anniversary cake, or even find a unique location to host their party.
25th and 50th wedding anniversary parties are also known as Silver Anniversary & Golden Anniversary celebrations. Wedding anniversaries are a fun, memorable milestone and a major accomplishment to celebrate! We’ve seen quite a few great ideas that people have implemented, to help celebrate the special occasion and happy couple! We thought we’d share these ideas with you, to help provide some inspiration if you’re planning a 50th wedding anniversary celebration.
Planning 50th wedding anniversaries is not an easy task. It can become more stressful if you don’t have a clear vision of what you want. First, remember that this is a special milestone to celebrate and that planning this event should not be stressful. It should be fun! You’re basically planning a fun party for you and your close friends & closest family members to enjoy. It’s almost like planning a second wedding, minus the major stress and pressure! 🙂
If you do find that it’s too stressful, it’s definitely a great idea to hire a planner. Feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to refer you to one of our preferred event planners. So whether you hire an event planner, or plan it with the help of your family and friends, just remember, this is a celebration of a great marriage and the goal is to have fun!
Now that you keep this in mind, it’s time to plan the party! First, find a venue that will allow you to invite the number of guests you want to invite. If you’re having a smaller event with a guest list under 50, you can even consider having the party in someone’s backyard. If that’s not suitable, then your first goal is to find an adequate venue, within your price range. Check out our “wedding venue page” for a list of venues we work with, often.
Next, plan what type of food you’ll serve at your celebration. If you’re having an earlier celebration, consider brunch! You could serve brunch and Mimosas! If you’re on a budget, consider serving heavy appetizers.
If you’re having a late afternoon or evening event, you can discuss different options with your caterer. You don’t have to serve a traditional meal, either. We’ve seen more and more people breaking tradition and even serving pizza at their wedding. There are no rules. You do what fits your personality and budget, best!
If possible, ask for gold plates, or at least have decor with gold accents, if you’re using paper plates. It’s a good idea to use gold plates that at least don’t look
Besides feeding your guests, you need to consider entertainment. You can hire a band, or hire a DJ. Be sure to talk to your entertainment and let them know about the occasion. Consider the type of music you want and the age ranges of the guests that will be attending. Contact us, and we’ll be happy to discuss your event options and entertainment needs with you. 🙂
Besides hiring a DJ or band, you have plenty of other entertainment options. You could always add a photo booth, karaoke, lawn games, hire a caricature artist, face painter, etc. Check out our DJ and photo booth packages and optional upgrades, to see what we offer and see what options you can consider for your event, even if you’re not booking with us!
When it comes to great ideas for a 25th & 50th-anniversary party, we’ve seen plenty of great ideas at the parties we’ve provided our services for. Here are a few great ideas:
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the couple, consider a traditional gift or a special gift that was custom-made for the couple, such as a painting or portrait. Perhaps you can find a wedding day picture and have it framed in a frame with a gold accent or gold glitter. Other gifts include a gold pen with a special message engraved on it, an eternity rose, a gold necklace, or even just a gift card to the couple’s favorite restaurant or vacation place makes a great gift!
These are just a few of the many ideas we’ve seen for 25th & 50th wedding anniversary parties. Overall, having lots of friends and family, present, to celebrate the occasion, is the most important part!
– Austin’s Best DJs & Photo Booths