50th Wedding Anniversary Invitations – Complete Guide

Complete Guide To Writing and Designing 50th Wedding Anniversary Invitations

Are you looking for elegant and stylish 50th wedding anniversary invitations to celebrate this special occasion? Celebrating fifty years as husband and wife is an event more than half of the couples who say ‘I do’ never achieve.
The milestone of a 50th wedding anniversary should be shared with family and friends in a grand and joyous manner. Inviting family and friends to celebrate such an occasion should be done with the same beauty and detail given to a wedding.

And in many cases, couples celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary might not have had the opportunity to have a big wedding and reception-all the more reason to pull out all the stops this time around.

Printed invitations are perfectly acceptable for the event (in lieu of engraved), but no off the rack fill-in-the-blank invitations will do this time.

Because the 50th wedding anniversary is traditionally called the golden anniversary, invitations should be done on

1)gold paper with black or dark gold ink or

2)ecru or parchment colored paper with black or gold ink.

50th wedding anniversary invitations are available from any number of online sources as well as your local print shop. If budget constraints are an issue, craft and hobby stores offer invitation ‘kits’; complete with envelopes, templates for wording your invitations and printing instructions.

While the paper in these kits is usually nothing more than heavy cardstock versus the higher end papers available elsewhere, going this route is both cost-effective and acceptable-especially with current economic conditions.

Popular trends in 50th wedding anniversary invitations that set them apart include inserting a picture of the couple on their wedding day, watermarking the invitation with either their original wedding picture or a picture of the couple taken for the event, or one that has the date of their wedding and the date of the celebration, i.e. 1950-2000.

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50th Wedding Anniversary Writing Format

The wording of a 50th wedding anniversary invitation could look like any of the following:

1. “The children of (names) request the honour of your presence at the celebration of their parents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary…” The remaining text would include the date, time, location, RSVP details and notation on gifts.

2. “Because you have been a part of their lives as family and friends, you are invited to join (names) as they celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary…” The remaining text would be devoted to the date, time, location and RSVP details.

3. “Please join (names) in celebrating fifty years of love and marriage….” Again, the remaining text would provide the details of the celebration.

4. “Because their love continues to grow stronger with each passing day, (names) invite you to join them in celebrating their fiftieth anniversary…”

In addition to the invitation itself, you might consider including directions to the place of celebration if it’s not going to be held somewhere familiar. RSVP instructions are always in order, but cards-addressed and stamped-depend on the size and formality of the affair.

Another important issue that should be made clear on either the invitation itself or the RSVP card is whether or not to bring a wedding anniversary gift. This is by far one of the most misunderstood factors of an anniversary celebration.

A 50th anniversary is a rare and special occasion to be recognized for what it is; love at its best.

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