5 Tips You Must Use When Planning an Anniversary Party
Planning an Anniversary Party

Do you remember your wedding day? What a happy occasion. Planning an anniversary party is an amazing way to honor that special day. Here are 5 tips to make sure the event is a huge success!

Why is a wedding anniversary important?

Marriage is an incredible gift. Over 50% of marriages actually end in divorce. Every year a couple stays together is worth celebrating! Most people tend to celebrate these types of anniversaries for big numbers like 10, 20, 30, etc. However, any year is acceptable when planning an anniversary party!

A wedding anniversary helps you to remember the commitment you made to your spouse all those years ago. Do you remember your wedding? Was it at a luxury wedding venue? Or was it at a more unique wedding venue? Whether you renew your vows in front of your friends and family or simply decide to throw a party, a wedding anniversary party can be a great way to celebrate your love for your significant other.

So why not?! Throw the Anniversary Party!!! 🎉

Planning an Anniversary Party
Planning an Anniversary Party

Wedding Anniversary Party Tips.

#1: When planning an anniversary party, choose a great venue!

One of the most important decisions when planning any party is choosing the right location. A great venue will save you from spending extra money further down the line. The event venue will be where your guests spend their time. This place will give the first impression and be the background for all your pictures. Make sure it is a good spot.

Here are some reminders when choosing your location:

  • Book earlier than later.
  • Choose a location with a large enough room for your party.
  • Ask about parking.
  • Make sure you know your head count.
  • Stay within your chosen budget.
#2: Choose a Theme for your Party.

When planning an anniversary party, a great idea is to choose a theme! This theme will help steer many of the decisions that need to be made. You can select decorations and a photo booth that go with your selected theme. Even your food and drink choices can fall in line with the theme of your party. Some events will even have the guests dress up to coordinate with the theme of the night. Here are some theme options.

  • Masquerade Ball
  • Black and White
  • Black Tie Event
  • Under the Sea
  • The Decade You were Married
  • Cinderella Ball
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Beach/Summer Vibes
  • Pumpkins and All Things Fall
Planning an Anniversary Party
Planning an Anniversary Party
#3: Select Your Vendors.

Do not throw your party alone! Choosing great vendors will help make your party a huge success. There are many different vendors that can be used for a party. You might want to consider hiring a caterer for food or snacks at your event. You can also hire a vendor to create a photo backdrop or even a balloon arch to add some festivities to the party!

Most venues will include cleaning, security, and even some event staff members. Ask ahead of time to see what team is provided. Some venues include a event coordinator and AV technician. If not, you will want to hire someone to play those roles. You could even hire a DJ to add a fun atmosphere and create a space for people to dance.

#4: Send Out Invitations.

Once you have all the details, send out your invitations. You can send them through the mail or event send them by email or text message. Sending the invites electronically ensures you will receive a much quicker response to the RSVP request.

You will need to know that number when booking a venue and ordering food. For booking the venue, you will guess how many people you think might come. However, as the event gets closer, you will want to confirm with the venue on how many people are to be expected.

#5: Finalize Needed Items with Venue.

Before the big day, make sure to walk through your venue. There are usually some last-minute items that need to be finalized in the location before the party. It is always a good idea to walk through the venue. Pictures and videos can really hide things and you don't want to be surprised on the day of your party. Here are some things the venue will need from you before the party begins.

  • Certificate of Insurance (COI) Forms for the Day of the Event
  • Guest List
  • Layout for All Furniture and Chairs Needed
  • List of Vendors and Arrival Times
  • Run Through of the Day of Event

We hope this article was helpful for you as you consider planning an anniversary party. Here is another great article to help you in your research. Happy planning!

Planning an Anniversary Party
Planning an Anniversary Party

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How long should I be married before I throw an anniversary party?
There is no right answer to this question! Typically, people celebrate on big numbers like 20, 30, 40; however, every year of marriage is worth celebrating!

Q: Can you make the anniversary party a surprise party?
Of course! You will just want to make sure all guests, vendors, and event staff know that it is a surprise. You don't want someone to spill the beans!