Wedding Anniversaries - Year by Year

A Wedding Anniversary is a very special occasion and it should be celebrated. Most people know that 25 years of marriage is the Silver Anniversary and 50 years is known to be the Golden Wedding Anniversary but every year is special and each passing year has a different meaning attached. Below you will find a list of each year of marriage with its associated meaning. It is often difficult to think of what present to buy for your partner on your own anniversary or for a special couple on theirs. The list below may inspire you to buy appropriate anniversary gifts depending on which particular anniversary year is being celebrated. It means so much more when a loved one receives an anniversary gift which has been bought with some thought and has meaning attached.

1 year -  paper

2 years - cotton

3 years - leather

4 years - linen

5 years - wood

6 years - iron

7 years - copper

8 years - bronze

9 years - pottery

10 years - tin/aluminium

11 years - steel

12 years - silk

13 years - lace

14 years - ivory

15 years - crystal watches

20 years - china

25 years - silver

30 years - pearl

40 years - ruby

45 years - sapphire

50 years - gold

55 years - emerald

60 years – diamond