When Should Anniversary Invitations Be Sent?
Invitations to an anniversary celebration should be sent out approximately 6 weeks in advance of the event. Depending on the scale and scope of your event, you may want to also consider mailing a save the date card from six months to a year in advance. Destination parties require more complicated travel plans, especially if they are out of the country, so guests need plenty of notice. Even if you won’t be travelling far, if your event will be occurring around a busy travel time or a major holiday, guests will benefit from having more time to secure hotels and book flights at the best prices.
What Years Are Commonly Celebrated?
While every anniversary is worthy of celebrating for the love and commitment it demonstrates, certain years are considered milestones. Following is a list of milestone years with the traditional/modern materials commonly associated with them, as well as gemstones and flowers that are also considered appropriate for these years.
01st: Paper/Clocks: Carnation; Mother of Pearl
05th: Wood/Silverware; Daisy; Sapphire
10th: Tin/Aluminum; Daffodil; Crystal
15th: Crystal; Rose; Rhodolite
25th: Silver, Iris
30th: Pearl; Lily
40th: Ruby; Gladiolus
50th: Gold, Violet
If you want to use the traditional or modern materials as gift ideas, think outside the box. Paper gifts for a first anniversary may include tickets to a concert or sporting event, and a “wooden” gift for a fifth anniversary may be a tree planted in the couple’s honor. You can also consider using colors, artwork or wording for your anniversary invitations inspired by the associated materials, flowers or gemstones.
Designer Anniversary Invitations Personalized For You
The anniversary invitations will set the tone for your party, so make a great first impression with products from our collection of cards from leading designers in the stationery industry. We carry designs from famous names including Bella Ink, Bonnie Marcus, Doc Milo, Odd Balls, Paper So Pretty and Rosanne Beck. Once you choose the perfect design, you can then customize it for your special event, from the wording, to the choice of fonts and ink colors.
Professional Service with a Personal Touch
We put the human touch on every order. Each proof is hand typeset by a professional who will offer advice on font selection, colors, type sizing and spacing. Other online stationery stores computer-generate their invitation proofs. We believe that having a real person create and review your proof is the best way to ensure that the final product will meet or exceed your expectations.
Our reputation for craftsmanship and detail has made Creations by Leslie a recognized leader in the stationery industry. With five-star service and a legion of happy customers, we are committed to your complete satisfaction with your shopping experience.
Your anniversary invitations will become keepsakes of cherished memories. Capture and convey the significance of your special day with cards from Creations by Leslie.