Begin an anniversary invitation with a touching sentiment such as ?It is truly a test of love when 40 years come and go, and two people wake each morning as though it were the first,? suggests Invitation Consultants. Follow with details about the party venue, geographical location, date and time.
When adult children host the party for their parents, a lovely way to start the invitation is: ?Because you have shared in their lives by your friendship and love, we invite you to join in the celebration of the 25th wedding anniversary of our parents.? If the party includes a meal, such as a buffet dinner, brunch, backyard barbecue or cocktail party, mention this to help guests plan. Mention whether the couple plans to renew their vows. Consider providing the ending time of the celebration as well as the start time, and indicate whether children are welcome. If gifts are unnecessary, make this clear.
Send out formal invitations for a large party several months in advance to allow out-of-town guests time to make arrangements, advises Hallmark. Decorate the party venue with framed photos showing the anniversary couple over the years. Allow children to draw hearts and personal greetings with sidewalk chalk outside the venue if permissible. Designate a gift table with a basket to hold greeting cards. Confirm that at least one person can make a toast to the anniversary couple.