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Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts – What You Have to Look Forward To

This is one tradition with which I’m secretly in love – giving traditional wedding anniversary gifts.

Celebrating the date on which the wedding took place is always a bit of a hit and miss in our household as we wanted to get married on the day of our first date, didn’t get it quite right, and now have an anniversary three days later, which confuses both of us.

Somewhere in between, we get it right to celebrate.

Below is a list of traditional gifts, but I’ve also hinted at more modern ideas and related flowers for those giving the couple a bouquet as a token:

1st Anniversary:

  • Traditional – Paper
  • Modern – Clocks
  • Bouquet – Carnations

2nd Anniversary:

  • Traditional – Cotton
  • Modern – China
  • Bouquet – Lily of the Valley

3rd Anniversary:

  • Traditional – Leather
  • Modern – Crystal
  • Bouquet – Carnations

4th Anniversary:

  • Traditional – Fruit or flowers
  • Modern – Appliances
  • Bouquet – Hydrangea

5th Anniversary:

  • Traditional – Wood
  • Modern – Silverware
  • Bouquet – Daisy

6th Anniversary:

  • Traditional – Candy or Iron
  • Modern – Wood
  • Bouquet – Calla

7th Anniversary:

  • Traditional – Wool or Copper
  • Modern – Desk sets
  • Bouquet – Freesia

8th Anniversary:

  • Traditional – Bronze or Pottery
  • Modern – Linens or lace
  • Bouquet – Lilac

9th Anniversary:

  • Traditional – Pottery and Willow
  • Modern – Leather
  • Bouquet – Bird of Paradise

10th Anniversary:

  • Traditional – Tin or Aluminium
  • Modern – Diamond jewellery
  • Bouquet – Daffodil

11th Anniversary:

  • Traditional – Steel
  • Modern – Fashion jewellery
  • Bouquet – Tulip

12th Anniversary:

  • Traditional – Silk or linen
  • Modern – Pearls
  • Bouquet – Peony

13th Anniversary:

  • Traditional – Lace
  • Modern – Textiles or furs
  • Bouquet – Chrysanthemum

14th Anniversary:

  • Traditional – Ivory
  • Modern – Gold jewllery
  • Bouquet – Dahlia

15th Anniversary:

  • Traditional – Crystal
  • Modern – Watches
  • Bouquet – Rose

20th Anniversary:

  • Traditional – China
  • Modern – Platinum
  • Bouquet – Aster

25th Anniversary:

  • Traditional – Silver
  • Modern – Silver
  • Bouquet – Iris

30th Anniversary:

  • Traditional – Pearl
  • Modern – Diamond
  • Bouquet – Lily

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