the happy couple renew their vows at the party. Theres
a good chance that they forgot what they were, however if
you are able to borrow their wedding video (assuming they
had one) ahead of time, you can write down their vows and
give them to read again. For a fun twist on this, ask them
in advance to write vows to each other they WISHED they would
have said when they first got married. For a couple a good
sense of humor, this could be fun for everyone!
the anniversary couple a few minutes to offer some general
marriage advice for the benefit of everyone in the room (married
yet or not).
an Anniversary Tree. Take out that artificial Christmas tree
you have packed away in the garage and set it up with lights
and a neutral, non-Christmas garland (if you have any.) Print
out small shapes of bells and doves (check for images online)
from paper and leave instructions by the tree for your party
guests to write down on the paper ornaments ways in which
the anniversary couple has positively affected their lives.
Be sure to include a paper clip attachment for each bell/dove
for the sake of hanging on the tree as well as some extra
pens/pencils for your guests to write with. At the conclusion
to the party, after youve taken down the tree, you can
hand the dove/bell ornaments to the anniversary couple for
them to read in private when they are alone.
song did they dance together with at the reception? Play it
and allow them to dance to it again!
may take a little preparation, but everyone will have a great
time with it. Ask the anniversary couple to write down one major
thing that happened in their lives for each year they were married.
If they get stuck on a few years (or their memories just arent
what they used to be) insert a current event fact for that year(s).
This can then be turned into a game! Game #1 would be to create
a worksheet scrambling up the facts for each person to try and
put in the correct order (obviously no years are put on the
worksheet.) Game #2 would involve having each fact on a separate
index card and giving each party guest one of them. Everyone
must then stand in line (figuring it out as a group) in the
chronological order of the event on their cards. If there arent
enough guests for the years the couple has been married, consider
having the group simply figure out together the order for the
cards by taping them o the wall as they determine the order.
your guests ahead of time or at the beginning of your party
one funny or unusual/unexpected thing that happened at their
own wedding ceremony. Write them down for later. At a later
time, pull all of your guests together and explain that youll
mention the detail and everyone else is to figure out which
couple in the room that would have happened to!
the happy couple what colors were in their wedding. These can
be fun to incorporate in your party through balloons and streamers.
For added fun, have all of the women that are coming dressed
in the colors of her brides maids dresses!
the brides flower choice from their wedding into the
arrangement for your table centerpiece.