Wedding Anniversary Etiquette

Wedding Anniversaries

Anniversary Etiquette for gift giving, parties and more.

One thing we've learnt since we started our web site; Wedding Anniversary Etiquette can be a minefield, as our inbox shows!

We have published on the following pages our answers to many questions we have received at the anniversary ideas office.

We have presented the wedding anniversary etiquette in the form of questions and answers i.e. an FAQ for etiqette, these questions represent the most commonly asked etiquette questions sent to our team. If you feel we've not covered your question please do ask us.

The sections are divided into areas as shown below;

Who gets involved in an anniversary celebration; who does what for an anniversary, who organises an anniversary celebration?

What details go with our wedding anniversary?; what is our anniversary symbol, colour, traditional, modern gift theme or material?

Why celebrate our wedding day annually?;why celebrate, why does this wedding anniversary have this material or symbol associated with it?

Where can I find more Wedding Anniversary details?;Where do I find information on my anniversary year?

When to do things for an anniversary?; when should I celebrate, do I open gifts at a anniversary party?

How to plan an anniversary party; how do I celebrate, plan an formal/informal anniversary party, how do I ask for a specific anniversary gift?

So they say...

We’ve got lots of information on wedding anniversaries and their etiquette, through our continuing research we pick up the occasional snippet which we just love; the Victorian marriage rhymes below refer to the best ways to marry, did you chose right?


Monday for wealth
Tuesday for health
Wednesday the best day of all
Thursday for losses
Friday for crosses
Saturday for no day at all

Marry in Lent, live to repent
(ed note.) Lent was thought an inappropriate time for a wedding, being a time of abstinence.

Married in White, you have chosen right,
Married in Grey, you will go far away,
Married in Black, you will wish yourself back,
Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead,
Married in Green, ashamed to be seen,
Married in Blue, your love will be true,
Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl,
Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow,
Married in Brown, you will live in the town,
Married in Pink, your spirit will sink.

If you've got any wedding or marriage related gems like these we would love to hear from you.

More Wedding Anniversary Resource

Wedding Anniversary Party Planning: Wedding Anniversary Parties, how to plan a successful event plus many frequently asked questions.

Anniversary Etiquette : Answers the popular questions on anniversary etiquette; how to celebrate an anniversary, why celebrate, gift giving and more commonly asked questions.

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