Whether you're celebrating your fourth or tenth anniversary, it's important to consider planning a memorable celebration. The anniversary may mark a major milestone in your relationship, but it's also a chance to remind your spouse how much they mean to you and take a step back from the day-to-day of married life. If you're committed to throwing an unforgettable party, here are the seven essential tips to bring the festivities up a notch. Image Source: Pexels
1. Coordinate Decorations
Decorations are the easiest way to set the tone for your celebration. Make sure your decorations reflect your personalities and style. If you own a home, make sure you decorate it in a way that makes it look its best. Choose the perfect flowers and use live plants or flowers with unique shapes instead of buying plastic bouquets or silk arrangements. A flower is the perfect addition to any home and can be used to dress up a room or grander space.
2. Plan Your Menu
Again, make sure your menu reflects your personalities, tastes, and passions. You can find creative ideas for menus all over the Internet, or you can design your menu with the help of your spouse. It's also a great way to share what you're most passionate about with each other and your guests. If you love to cook, find out if there's a short class on cooking that you can take. If your date likes to cook, be their sous chef. You can create your menu with personalised recipes and put them in frames or cards as personalised thank you gifts for friends and family.
3. Prepare a Guest list and Send Invitation Cards
Before the party, you should get at least one week of guest list entries. If you're unsure of your reception, send these people invitations to the party a few weeks before the event. For example, printed stationery can be purchased online and can be customized if you intend to use them as invitations or thank you cards.
Before you send out invitations, make sure to take into consideration the kind of etiquette that applies to the party. For example, there's no need to write "Dinner," "Drinks," and "Dancing" on your invitation.
4. Select the Right Music
Of course, this will depend on what you enjoy listening to the most. You can play your favourite album on vinyl or CD or make a playlist with the help of online music stations. For example, if you're planning on playing vinyl records, clean the records and the turntable so that the sound quality won't be affected. Also, speakers will make a huge difference in getting that great sound. If you don't want to spend any extra money or invest in expensive audio equipment, use your smartphone.
5. Pick a Personal Photographer
With the invention of digital cameras, it's now easier to have a personal photographer take pictures at your home. This allows you and your spouse to have fun taking pictures together or with friends and family. These photographs are perfect for sharing with your friends and family and make great reminders of the celebration.
This also allows you to create special memory cards that you can download onto your computer or smartphone. The personal photographer will take pictures while guests are there, then you can print them out at home. You can also take pictures of your pets or anything else that catches your eye.
6. Serve Refreshments
You don't have to spend a fortune on ice buckets and other party accessories for drinks. If you have a small party, you can order cheap glasses and disposable cups from a local grocery store. If more people are attending, you can order more expensive glasses for the event or go retro with vintage dishes that are fun to use.
Before the party, ensure your beverages are cold, so guests will feel refreshed. Serve ice or fruit to keep drinks cold, and serve wine from stemless wine glasses. Also, consider serving your favourites with different garnishes to make food more appealing and memorable – such as nuts and flowers.
7. Establish the Party's Location
Planning the party's location can be just as important as planning the event itself. Make sure you have considered all possibilities, and don't settle for a venue on the first try. For example, if you are planning an anniversary party in your home, consider renting a place where no one has ever held an event. You can make your rules and decorate it however you'd like it to look.
Making a celebration unforgettable is easy when you follow these seven tips. Planning the event, getting the right music and decorations, and choosing your guests should also be considered. Following these easy steps will make your special day even more memorable.