Wedding anniversaries: traditions and gifts (part 3)
Nickel wedding (12.5 years)
Anniversary weddings: traditions and PowerCinema date looks unusual compared to other, it is considered the anniversary. And it serves as a reminder that, having such an experience of family life behind him, we must not forget that life requires Shine and gloss, so as not to become boring. After all, if you Polish the Nickel dishes, its Shine will resemble silver.
Nickel wedding is celebrated only in a close circle of relatives on both sides. To do this, an invitation is sent with an explanation of the reason for the holiday. But the holiday taken hold not just at the table, and tour around significant places for the couple: the place of familiarity, the registry office (Church where married), something. In General, many places can be visited “in absentia”, to prepare a presentation or photo albums for joint viewing, and to visit only the most important places.As gifts should be items containing Nickel, as a rule, it is home appliances from the radio to the home theater, but it may well be products for interior decoration: souvenir daggers, utensils, jewelry called “Nickel silver” (they are made of an alloy of copper and Nickel), lighters and more. Perhaps drawing from cupronickel on the glasses, a portrait on crystal, which stands in the sideboard in plain sight… is it Possible to come up with a more original frame for the photo.
Lace wedding (13 years old)
This number has long been considered magical, not happy. Earlier people believed that on this anniversary evil spirits can bring confusion and discord in the family, bring to divorce. And lace represent the strength of the associated fates, forever inextricably woven together. Therefore, the name of the anniversary is a kind of protection against misfortune.
The house for the celebration was decorated with a lace tablecloth, invited only loved ones. The atmosphere must be mysterious and mysterious. Decorate the house with candles, let the celebration takes place at their flickering.
As gifts it is accepted to give various protecting things, amulets. In some countries, women wove a butterfly of lace for a gift to her husband. Lace protected from adversity, and the butterfly was supposed to keep a man in the house, as it is considered able to lure a man. But in Russia instead of butterflies did and gave a dove or Swan, which are considered symbols of peace and love. But lace can also make a panel with the image of a person-imagine if the wedding photo of the spouses suddenly finds its reflection in white lace, it will be very beautiful. What is not a gift for people who already have everything and You do not know what they can surprise?!
Agate wedding (14 years old)
Semiprecious stone, whose name is taken to name this date has a very interesting structure. It has several layers of different colors, so polished stone in crafts or decoration has a mysterious pattern, most often it is compared with the eye of an eagle. This structure explains the fact that the stone is considered a talisman of family life. But any inaccurate picture created by nature at different angles can create different images. So family life in this period of time already has many “layers” and, despite the fact that the husband and wife know each other very well, they open something new, hitherto not recognized in his companion.
Of course, gifts for agate wedding should be with this stone. It can be any decoration for a woman, cufflinks or a clothespin on a tie for a man. There are also various Souvenirs made of this stone. It can be a bowl made in the form of the Grail, use it as a postcard and make an inscription with a wish. Or a locket with a secret for a small photo or something that will remind the couple of each other that can be hidden in it.
Crystal wedding (15 years old)
The main attribute of this anniversary – crystal or glass. They must be present in large numbers on the holiday table. But the drinks should be poured necessarily in crystal glasses.
On this day, the couple give each other glass Souvenirs or dishes. The same goes for guests. In our time, the shops a great variety of different figurines, boxes, Souvenirs made of crystal as transparent and colored. They are always useful for decorating the sideboard in the house or interior. For example, a basket with crystal flowers or a heart in a crystal ball. On the vases it is also possible to apply the thread with a greeting.
Porcelain wedding (20 years)
That began to increase the intervals between anniversaries in married life. Porcelain is very beautiful, valuable and fragile. Rarely who uses utensils made of this material every day, keeping him safe and take out only on holidays. This is a symbol of the fact that marriage is a very valuable thing and it needs to be protected, to be sensitive and attentive to the partner, because a careless word can destroy everything that has been created for so many years.
I think you have already guessed that for this anniversary it is customary to lay the table with dishes made of porcelain, moreover – it is desirable that it was new. As gifts, of course, also presented products made of this beautiful material. Porcelain is made not only dishes, but also various figurines. Choose what is symbolic for the family, animal, object, flower. There are decorative porcelain plates for interior decoration, find a picture of the city where the couple spent their honeymoon – you will make them immerse themselves in pleasant memories.
Silver wedding (25 years)
Silver wedding (25 years) Imagine only, spouse conducted together one-fourth part of century. Silver represents the strength and nobility of such a marriage.
This day used to start with the ritual of washing. The couple should wash with cool water from one silver jug, and complete the washing with a” first ” kiss, which should remind them of their truly first kiss and be filled with the same trembling tenderness with which the young treat each other at the very beginning of their life together.
The next tradition of this day is the exchange of wedding rings made of silver. It is customary to invite witnesses from their wedding on this day and, as it were, repeat the wedding ceremony once again. It is on this day that the bride is recommended to put on her wedding dress, and if it is not preserved or does not suit the bride, then you can wear another, but no less beautiful dress suitable for such a celebration.
Invitations to this holiday are sent in the same form as for the wedding, and not later than 25 days before the event. The minimum number of invited guests should be the same, although more is possible. Usually invited all the guests who were in the wedding day. Therefore, the Banquet should be held as magnificently, with a festive program, a huge cake topped with swans and other attributes of the wedding.
Give everything that contains silver, and the list of such products is large and diverse.
On silver products in our time, you can make a laser engraving, any picture will be an exact copy, only in gray tones. Just imagine a spoon with a portrait of a spouse, or maybe already children or grandchildren, because a reminder of them is the most precious thing in the world.