Traditional VS Modern Anniversary Gifts

Written by Slade Hartwell

Most people are familiar withrepparttar traditional materials list that good etiquette requires us use as a guide when selecting a gift to commemorate a wedding anniversary. If you are like most people, you might find it a bit challenging to convertrepparttar 122048 materials onrepparttar 122049 list into an acceptable gift idea. There may be more choices available to you than you realize. Do you know that an updated "modern" gift list is available which is becoming more and more popular? This article touches onrepparttar 122050 history ofrepparttar 122051 traditional list, highlightsrepparttar 122052 differences betweenrepparttar 122053 modern and traditional lists, and helps you decide which is right for you.

Parts ofrepparttar 122054 traditional list have existed since medieval times. Historians can tracerepparttar 122055 origins of silver and golden anniversaries to medieval Germany, where garlands made of these metals were presented as gifts forrepparttar 122056 25th and 50th years of marriage. The rest ofrepparttar 122057 list may not be as traditional as you think. I was surprised to learn thatrepparttar 122058 traditional list, as we know it today, did not exist until 1937. In that year,repparttar 122059 American National Retail Jeweler Association published a list, which associated a material for each Anniversary up torepparttar 122060 15th year and then each fifth year after that up torepparttar 122061 60th Anniversary. The following isrepparttar 122062 materials list from 1937, throughrepparttar 122063 60th year:

* First - Paper * Second - Cotton * Third - Leather * Fourth - Fruit/Flowers * Fifth - Wood * Sixth - Candy/Iron * Seventh - Wool/Copper * Eighth - Bronze/Pottery * Ninth - Pottery/Willow * Tenth - Tin/Aluminum * Eleventh - Steel * Twelfth - Silk/Linen * Thirteenth - Lace * Fourteenth - Ivory * Fifteenth - Crystal * Twentieth - China * Twenty-Fifth - Silver * Thirtieth - Pearl * Thirty-Fifth - Coral * Fortieth - Ruby * Forty-Fifth - Sapphire * Fiftieth - Gold * Fifty-fifth - Emerald * Sixtieth - Diamond

The modern anniversary materials list presents us with a contemporary, easier to use alternative. The modern list has no clear beginning, but likerepparttar 122064 original, each year's gift is more precious thanrepparttar 122065 last. This arrangement is intended to honorrepparttar 122066 longevity ofrepparttar 122067 commitment. The new list retainsrepparttar 122068 spirit ofrepparttar 122069 traditional list, but losesrepparttar 122070 some ofrepparttar 122071 sense of etiquette inrepparttar 122072 original. Although more convenient,repparttar 122073 modern list sacrificesrepparttar 122074 thoughtfulness previously required to make a good gift fromrepparttar 122075 more mundane materials onrepparttar 122076 old list. However,repparttar 122077 modern list is more extravagant (expensive) thanrepparttar 122078 original, which in some cases may be more appreciated than a thoughtful but humble gift fromrepparttar 122079 traditional list. The following isrepparttar 122080 widely accepted modern list, throughrepparttar 122081 60th year:

Common Format Of A Wedding Reception

Written by Matt Campbell

The following article can be copied but you must keep aboutrepparttar author section.

Common format of a wedding reception:

·Arrival of guests at hall ·Introduction of wedding party ·Introduction of bride and groom ·Blessing ·Meal ·Cake Cutting ·Toasts ·Bride & Groom’s First Dance ·Father & Daughter’s Dance ·Mother & Groom’s Dance ·Special Dances ·Bouquet and Garter Toss ·Dancing and Fun

Arrival of guests at reception site Typically, a wedding lasts about 15 minutes. However, some guests do arrive early torepparttar 122047 reception. Therefore, be sure all reception to-dos are complete byrepparttar 122048 start time ofrepparttar 122049 wedding. Also, all wedding vendors should be wearing proper attire for early arriving and late staying guests. All tables should be set-up including cake table, entertainment’s table, sign-in table, food tables, and tables with chairs for all guests. If you have a seating arrangement, all seating lists should be atrepparttar 122050 reception with everyone’s name with where they are sitting.

Introduction of wedding party This step is not mandatory, but it is nice for everyone to know whorepparttar 122051 wedding party is as many have not met before your wedding. Create a “Reception Planning Guide” and give this to your master of ceremonies prior to your wedding. This details, among other things,repparttar 122052 order of entrance intorepparttar 122053 reception site with their names and titles. The order of entrance is as follows: parents ofrepparttar 122054 bride, parents ofrepparttar 122055 groom, ushers with bridesmaids, flower girl and ring bearer, special guests, best man, maid/matron of honor, bride and groom. In addition, reviewrepparttar 122056 pronunciations ofrepparttar 122057 wedding party's names withrepparttar 122058 master of ceremonies.

Introduction of bride and groom This is alwaysrepparttar 122059 last ofrepparttar 122060 introductions. Everyone should stand beforerepparttar 122061 bride and groom enter. In addition, a special song can be arranged withrepparttar 122062 music entertainment and a special announcement made to punctuate a true grand entrance. Also, informrepparttar 122063 master of ceremonies how you would like to be introduced: Mr. and Mrs. Smith or John and Jane Doe.

Blessing This is another step that is not mandatory, but forrepparttar 122064 religious couples makes a nice setting. If you inviterepparttar 122065 person who performedrepparttar 122066 marriage ceremony torepparttar 122067 reception, I would recommend having them conductrepparttar 122068 blessing. If they are not able to attend, a parent or family friend is a good idea. Lastly,repparttar 122069 master of ceremonies could giverepparttar 122070 meal blessing. Be sure to communicate with whomever is givingrepparttar 122071 blessing in advance so they are prepared to give a personal touch.

Meal It's time to eat! Bride and Groom, be sure to stop and take a moment to eat. This may be your only chance inrepparttar 122072 day. In addition, it is customary forrepparttar 122073 bride and groom to startrepparttar 122074 food line. Most guests know to wait untilrepparttar 122075 bride and groom startrepparttar 122076 food line. So don't be late!

Cake Cutting This isrepparttar 122077 traditional bride and groom makingrepparttar 122078 first cut on their wedding cake. Then,repparttar 122079 bride feeds half ofrepparttar 122080 piece of cake torepparttar 122081 groom andrepparttar 122082 groom feedsrepparttar 122083 remaining half torepparttar 122084 bride. The cutting ofrepparttar 122085 cake is a ceremony intended to symbolizerepparttar 122086 caring and sharing for one another. Forks may be used as they makerepparttar 122087 image very attractive forrepparttar 122088 photographer. Forks may also minimizerepparttar 122089 possibility of someone being hurt withrepparttar 122090 more playful squashing that sometimes happens.

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