Thursday, November 1, 2012

How to Plan a 50th Wedding Anniversary Party

The 50th wedding anniversary is a milestone commitment for married couples -- the golden anniversary. And although there's a lot that goes into the planning process, you don't have to feel overwhelmed. Here are some helpful tips to assist you in planning an amazing party:

Plan in advance. Clearing your head and getting organized is key to planning a 50th anniversary party. So make sure you give yourself enough time. Start thinking about when you'll have it, the budget, etc. well in advance. Doing so will help you stay organized during the planning process.

Decide.  Envision the type of party you plan to have -- big, small, surprise, etc. This will help you estimate about how much time you'll need to plan it. Don't try to determine all the details immediately; you don't need to and it's way too overwhelming. But, it's a good idea to create an initial checklist of things you need to do and get for the party. And as you work out more of the details, you can add or take away from the list.

Outline a guest list. Make sure you invite family and close friend and friends whom you haven't seen in a while or those who live far away. And if you're planning the party for someone else, be sure to invite any people they'd want there. Creating the guest list early will also help you figure out, in advance, a date that will work for as many guests as possible. While you won't be sending invitations until a later date, you'll want to spread the word and maybe even send out save-the-dates.

For more tips, check out our source, Planning a 50th Anniversary.

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