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Ever wondered what the name of each wedding anniversary is? Here's a complete list

Feb 03, 2017
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Discover which material is your wedding anniversary

Wedding anniversary list

It’s quite common to celebrate a Silver Wedding Anniversary or a  Golden one – but what about everything in between?

 

There are a lot of wedding anniversaries to celebrate before your Silver or Golden, and each of them is associated with a particular material. The different names and items associated with the various stages of wedding history reflect the stage in the couple’s relationship. The materials gradually increase in strength and value each year, reflecting the steady strengthening of marriage as the years progress.

 

The first wedding anniversary is called the Paper Anniversary, because paper symbolizes something new and fresh, yet to be written on with the wedding couple’s history.

 

Your fifth wedding anniversary is your Wood Celebration: wood is stronger than paper and symbolizes a growing love and closeness.

 

Your tenth anniversary is called the Aluminium/Tin Anniversary. Aluminium/Tin is a sturdy and flexible material, and symbolizes a marriage which has become stronger but is also flexible - a major requirement in a lasting marriage.

 

It’s not until you reach your fifteenth anniversary that the material associated to your celebrations start to become really robust and precious. After fifteen years of marriage, you celebrate the Crystal Anniversary. With its value, beauty and clarity, crystal appropriately represents what a fifteen years marriage looks like.

 

The 20th wedding anniversary is represented by china, which symbolizes the elegance, beauty and delicate nature of the marriage over two decades. 

 

And this is just for the main anniversaries: there is a huge number of named milestones for marriage and each of them has a great deal of symbolism.

 

Here you can find the complete list of wedding celebrations: how many anniversaries do you celebrate as a couple?

 

 

Year   

Anniversary name

 

1st

Paper

 

2nd

Cotton

 

3rd

Leather

 

4th

Fruit, flowers

 

5th

Wood

 

6th

Sugar

 

7th

Copper, wool

 

8th

Bronze, pottery

 

9th

Pottery, willow

 

10th

Aluminium/Tin

 

11th

Steel

 

12th

Silk, linen

 

13th

Lace

 

14th

Ivory

 

15th

Crystal

 

20th

China

 

25th

Silver

 

30th

Pearl

 

35th

Coral

 

40th

Ruby

 

45th

Sapphire

 

50th

Gold

 

55th

Emerald

 

60th

Diamond

 

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