The Do’s and Don’ts of Planning an Anniversary Party

Celebrating important milestones like anniversaries help to strengthen your relationship.  It’s also a great way to spend time with your dear family and friends.  You don’t have to be an event planning expert to pull off a memorable anniversary party.  You just have to take note of a few key aspects.  Here are some do’s and don’ts in planning an amazing anniversary party

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Do Choose a Date

Most people would have their anniversary party on the date of their anniversary.  However, if it falls on a weekday, it’s wise to choose the weekend before or after, especially if it’s a huge celebration.  Avoid scheduling the party during school and bank holidays, or close to Christmas.  Having the party during these events both increases expenses and guests will find it difficult to attend your celebration.

Don’t forget to set the budget

Setting a budget will make sure that you won’t overspend.  The budget will help you decide on important factors such as the venue or the number of guests you can invite to your anniversary party.  Knowing your spending limit will make decision making easier and faster for you.

Do have a Guest List

Needless to say, you’ll want to invite all your loved ones to your anniversary party.  This is why you need to come up with a guest list.  Typically, you must invite close friends and family to these particular events.  Try to include those who attended your wedding, or those you have met during your marriage.  Are you inviting guests way back home in Morgantown, WV?  Make sure to send the invites in advance as it’s likely they’ll need to book their flights and accommodation.

Don’t Forget to Choose a Venue

Take note of these key factors: the budget, the guest list, and whether you want to have an intimate celebration or something fancier.  If you choose a small, intimate party then you can have it at home.  However, a bigger party can be held at a bar or a hotel.  Be sure to reserve your chosen venue to avoid problems.  When using a larger venue, you may also need to hire caterers, a photographer, and entertainment (such as a band or a DJ).  Inquire if your venue will include these extras in their hire package.

Do Choose a Theme

It’s always a great idea to have a theme and you can ask everyone to wear fun outfits.  Having a theme is also an excellent starting point.  You can choose from different themes, including dressing up in costumes from the decade when you met, or as characters from your favorite film.

Don’t forget to send out invites

Even if you have a budget to stick to and the event is small, you can send online invites or invite people over the phone.  If the anniversary party is more formal, then you can mail out elegant invitations.  Remember to include the dress code, plus-ones, or children in the invites, and ask for any dietary requirements.  It is wise to mail them at least a few weeks in advance.