Our First Year ~ 1st Wedding Anniversary Book

1st wedding anniversary book gift idea

A 1st Wedding Anniversary Book with the theme of paper is a great way to celebrate a wedding or first anniversary with this beautiful keepsake book.

The full title of the book being ‘Our first Year from our wedding day to first anniversary’ sets the purpose of the book. Designed so you can create great memories of your 1st year together. This will make a great keepsake to look back on in future years to fondly remind you of this time.

Furthermore we will add the couple’s names and wedding date to the front cover in embossed in silver foil. Also inside is a digital colour reprint of a complete national newspaper (the Daily Mirror) from the wedding day. Plus 24 blank commemorative pages to record key memories of the first year together with photos and other mementos as you see fit.

A unique and bespoke book, beautifully presented with a cream, silver fleck finish, foil embossed with the title, couples names and wedding date. Inside is further personalisation with a greeting or message of your own choice.

The perfect wedding, engagement or anniversary gift. This personalised journal can include a message from you (cheeky or otherwise) on the opening page of the book.

1st Wedding Anniversary Book Personalisation requirements.

  • Couple’s Names 22 characters max.
  • Wedding date
  • Message Line 1 (appears on preface page) 40 characters max. [optional]
  • Message Line 2 (appears on preface page) 40 characters max. [optional]
  • Optional Presentation Gift Box

Please note:

  • Punctuation and capitalisation will be printed exactly as entered so please double check your wording.
  • Accents and other symbols cannot be printed

1st Wedding Anniversary Book Product details

Dimensions: 210mm x 310mm x 13mm

Read the Manual

Presentation: Hardback.

A great gift idea for the first anniversary with it’s traditional theme of paper. Please note that as the book includes a digital print of the national newspaper it cannot be produced until after the wedding day.

First Dance Word Art Print

Commemorate one of the most important pieces of music in your life; your first dance as a married couple with this first dance word art print.

This gift makes an extra special 1st wedding anniversary gift which is traditionally commemorated with a gift theme of Paper.

Furthermore your first dance song will be the one that you remember for years to come. Forever evoke feelings among yourselves and your family or friends upon seeing your first dance wedding song presented in a stylish artistic manner.

Provide us with the title and artist of your 1st dance song and we will produce a word cloud print based upon the most relevant words in the lyrics.

As with all word clouds it will show the most often used words in larger characters than words used infrequently. We include the most relevant words in a random pattern on the print to fill the entire shape chosen. Common words like “a”, “to”, “and”, “the” etc. are ignored to ensure the active words come to the fore.

First Dance Word Art Print Quality

  • Produced on a Professional Printing System
  • Printed on Archive Quality Paper
  • Pigment-based inks designed to last the test of time

Our First Dance Word Art is a professional print on archive quality paper. Using pigment-based inks designed to last the test of time. Use of pigment based inks rather than dyes coupled with the archive quality paper will ensure the print does not fade or yellow over time. This is especially important if you frame the print in a bright room. Without a doubt, this is one of the best quality word cloud prints available on the market.

Information required to produce 1st Dance Print:

  • Song title (Or lyrics if unpublished)
  • Artist
  • Couple’s names (as you would like them to appear on the print)
  • Date of Wedding

The example print shown is Aerosmith’s “I don’t wanna miss a thing” however any song (or words for that matter) can be printed.

First Dance Word Art Print ~ Use of unpublished Lyrics, Marriage Vowels or your own words

If you wish to use your own words in the print we are able to do this. Simply enter ‘own words’ in both the song title and artist boxes, complete checkout and then when you receive your order notification please reply to this attaching the words you want to use.

First Dance Word Art Print is, depending upon your choice, produced on 210mm x 297mm (A4 Size) 170g/m2 matte photo archive paper or 420mm x 297mm (A3 Size) 300g/m2 archive paper using a 12 pigment-based ink professional printing system. Each print carries a Lifetime Guarantee.

100% satisfaction guaranteed or you money back. If you’re unhappy with the quality of the product simply return your print and we will refund you your money promptly, no quibble.

Our Anniversary Journal ~ 1st Wedding Anniversary gift idea

Personalised Our Anniversary Journal front cover

Our Anniversary Journal is a great way to celebrate a wedding or first anniversary with this beautiful personalised keepsake book that you add to year after year.

The purpose of the book is to record your life together. Designed so you can create great memories of your years together. This will make a great keepsake to look back on in future years to fondly remind you of those times.

Furthermore we will add the couple’s names and wedding date to the front cover in embossed in silver foil. Plus it comes with 64 commemorative pages to record key memories from when you met through to the 30th Anniversary with room to add photos and other mementos as you see fit.

A unique and bespoke book, beautifully presented with a cream, silver fleck finish, foil embossed with the title, couples names and wedding date. Inside is further personalisation with a greeting or message of your own choice.

The perfect wedding, engagement or anniversary gift. This personalised journal can include a message from you (cheeky or otherwise) on the opening page of the book.

Our Anniversary Journal Personalisation requirements.

  • Couple’s Names 22 characters max.
  • Wedding date
  • Message Line 1 (appears on preface page) 40 characters max. [optional]
  • Message Line 2 (appears on preface page) 40 characters max. [optional]
  • Optional Presentation Gift Box

Please note:

  • Punctuation and capitalisation will be printed exactly as entered so please double check your wording.
  • Accents and other symbols cannot be printed

Our Anniversary Journal Product details

Dimensions: 203mm x 283mm x 9mm

Presentation: Hardback.

A great gift idea for the first anniversary with it’s traditional theme of paper.  Although with the 4th Anniversary having a theme of Books also it may be a great time to get this journal and fill in the previous years before the memories fade.

Wedding Anniversary Etiquette – how?

Anniversary Celebration Parties and Gifts

We’ve been asked plenty of ‘how’ type questions and have repeated the regular ones below, if we have not addressed your concern then please email us via our contact page and we will endeavour to answer your question.

How do I ….

Q. I am making a anniversary speech/toast any suggestions

Q. How do I celebrate my Anniversary ?

Q. Helping a person plan an anniversary party?

Q. I am looking for information on the 75th wedding anniversary?

Q. How do I convey requests for money to the guests?

Q. We are renewing of our vows for our 50th anniversary, are there any do’s or don’ts?

Q. Would it be proper to put on the invitation RSVP or proper to enclose a response card?

Q. My mother wants to have an anniversary celebration and was told that it was not good manners to invite family?

Q. How long is the Longest Marriage on Record?

Q. I am making an anniversary speech/toast any suggestions

Yes, a few actually! One key thing that we’ve learnt whilst trying to find non derogatory jokes about wedding anniversaries for our web site (you’ll notice there is none on our site because we couldn’t find any!). Take great care not to include a joke which will slight/insult either partner. Remember it is both of them that are celebrating their anniversary and they should be able to enjoy it. If you do want to include a joke that may be considered risky make sure it is told in a third party i.e. I knew a couple who were married……

Q. How do I celebrate my Anniversary ?

Well, the first thing is don’t ignore or forget your Anniversary. This is the one day a year that is special for you and your partner.Traditionally celebrations often involve giving and receiving of cards and gifts that match the anniversary year being celebrated. Often these gifts are made of a specific material that symbolises the year being celebrated. To find your anniversary symbol select your anniversary via our anniversary by year page and all the details  including suggestions of ways to celebrate will be given to you.

Q. How do I plan a party

A. There are plenty of resources available such as books, web sites and videos that will detail how to plan a party, you could even employ a specialist party planner who will take all the stress of party planning away from you. We’ve expanded the answer to this question on our anniversary planning pages

Q. I am looking for information on the stones/metals and/or colours associated with the 75th wedding anniversary.

A. The 75th Anniversary has the following materials associated against it; diamonds, diamond-like stones, gold. Source; Chicago Public Library

Q. Money as an Anniversary gift ~ My sisters and I are throwing my parents a 30 year anniversary party.  My parents already told me that they do not want any gifts, but would prefer money.  How do I convey that to the guests?

A. It is difficult to ask for money on invitations to an anniversary celebration. I assume your parents have a specific goal for asking for money such as a holiday or a specific gift. If this is the case then it is best to use this fact. i.e. on the invitation state that your parents are saving for whatever.. and a contribution towards this would be gratefully received…. or the most appropriate gift….

Q.We are trying to plan a celebration and renewing of our vows for our 50th. anniversary, are there any do’s or don’ts to be consider, we  were married very young, so we are not really that old; still young at heart. Are there any suggestions for this  we would like to do it the proper way.

A. There is not a fixed way to have a 50th celebration and it can be up to you, the couple celebrating the anniversary, how you would like to celebrate. Even with your decision to renew your vows can be done in many ways from a low key celebration up to a re-creation of a full wedding breakfast.

Q I am have a 50th wedding anniversary celebration for my parents in February. I will be sending out invitations for this.  It will be an Open House at my parents’ home starting approximately  6 pm .  There will be food and beverages.  Would it be proper to put on the invitation to RSVP as to how many will be attending or proper to enclose a response card as to how many will be attending? — Even though it is an Open House event?   It would help in knowing how much food to prepare.

A. As you are having an open house I think that an RSVP would be most suitable.  Depending on your Social cycle it may be appropriate to put a note after the RSVP to say that it is to ensure that sufficient food is available

Q My mother wants to have an anniversary celebration and was told that it was not good manners to invite family.  This cannot be correct is it?

A. I’m not sure how this idea came about but it is not true. A lot of Anniversary Celebrations are arranged by the family especially ones above the 25th. Wedding Anniversaries can take the form of a intimate celebration for just the couple right up to a full recreation of the original wedding with a blessing service in church followed by a Anniversary Breakfast.

Q. How long is the Longest Marriage on Record?

In Australia the longest marriage on record is that of Wesley Arney (Wes) and his wife Vanetta who in 2003 celebrated their 79th anniversary unfortunately Wes passed away the same year. A brief news story on their marriage is available here.

In Britain the longest marriage on record was a couple from Bradford who celebrated their 87th Wedding Anniversary together in January 2012 (News story
here).

Wikipedia have started a page on long marriage here: Longest Marriages

Amore 1st year Wedding Anniversary Then & Now Photo Frame

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Amore 1st year Wedding Anniversary Then & Now Photo Frame is a fine quality keepsake photo frame from the Amore by Juliana gifts range. Update your wedding photo collection with this lovely photo frame which celebrates the special couple’s 1st year Wedding Anniversary.

The photo frame is titled ‘1 Year Together’ at the top. It has two openings to enable you to display two photographs. The first opening is Oval shaped and is sub-titled ‘Our Wedding Day. The other, larger, opening is rectangular shaped and is sub-titled ‘Our First Anniversary’. Furthermore a 3d model of two entwined eternity rings with crystal glass stones around each ring is underneath the wedding day picture.

From the rear of the photo-frame you can access the photo apertures by sliding the two retainers sideways and extracting the cover which also holds the built-in stand.

Cream engineered wood design with Silver script and a built-in stand. Lacquer coated, tarnish resistant. Simple but elegant, this makes an excellent present to give or to receive.

 

1st year Wedding Anniversary Then & Now Photo Frame Features

  • For Two photographs in Portrait orientation.
  • Our First Anniversary aperture for photos measuring 15cm (6) x 10cm (4″)
  • Our Wedding day aperture for photos measuring 7½cm (3″) x 10cm (4″)
  • Overall frame size approx. 23½cm (9¼”) tall x 23cm (9″) wide x 1¼ (½”) deep.
  • Free standing design with it’s built-in stand.
  • Wall mounting could be achieved with the additional of picture eyes (not supplied).
  • Supplied in a Gift Box.

Golden Wedding 50th Anniversary Personalised White Wine

Golden Wedding 50th Anniversary Personalised White Wine

50th Anniversary Personalised White Wine is a great way to gift a bottle of white wine designed to match the anniversary celebration, personalise it with any message makes it a truly unique gift.

Choose from our range of label designs; select your choice from two types of French wine. This unique gift idea is perfect for the Golden Wedding.

The Label can be personalised with the couples first names and a personal message across two lines each of 40 characters long. Our Labels are printed using the highest quality waterproof inks, paper and foil (where appropriate) to ensure a true quality gift.

12%vol. Bottle Size: 75cl

50th Anniversary Personalised White Wine Personalisation Details

  • Name(s) 25 Characters Maximum
  • Label Message: 80 characters maximum across two lines of 40 characters max each.
  • Choice of Labels.
  • Optional Gift Card: Presented to (max 22 characters) Card message (max 150 characters over 5 lines)
  • Choice of Presentation Box either Gold carrier or Satin Lined Presentation Box

Tasting Notes: The Wine – Choice of 2 premium bottles of wine

Vin de Pays – Aromas of grapefruit and gooseberry with an attractive herbaceous edge. A pronounced palate of gooseberry and citrus fruit, a refreshing finish.

appellation d’origine controlée This white Grand Vin De Bordeaux is from Chateaux Montcabrier a distinguished and popular producer. A Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. The grapes are harvested at day break to preserve aromatic freshness and quickly sorted followed by gentle pressing. The wine has exuberant overtones of grapefruit and green apple that is fresh and vibrant on the palate. Serve well chilled, the wine is delicious as an aperitif or with chicken or fish dishes.

About the Appellation Controllee Classification These wines are of the highest quality. They are strictly ruled. Those rules cover methods of growing and producing, localization, grape-variety, minimum contents of alcohol, etc. All these wines are analyzed and tasted. This very strict legislation guarantees an excellent quality of AOC wines. The word “Origine” is often replaced by the name of the place of origin of the wine eg: “Appellation Bordeaux Controlee”.

Pearl Wedding 30th Anniversary Personalised White Wine

Pearl Wedding 30th Anniversary personalised white wine anniversary strip design in a satin lined presentation box

30th Anniversary Personalised White Wine is a great way to gift a bottle of white wine designed to match the anniversary celebration, personalise it with any message makes it a truly unique gift.

Choose from our range of label designs; select your choice from two types of French wine. This unique gift idea is perfect for the Pearl Wedding.

The Label can be personalised with the couples first names and a personal message across two lines each of 40 characters long. Our Labels are printed using the highest quality waterproof inks, paper and foil (where appropriate) to ensure a true quality gift.

12%vol. Bottle Size: 75cl

30th Anniversary Personalised White Wine Personalisation Details

  • Name(s) 25 Characters Maximum
  • Label Message: 80 characters maximum across two lines of 40 characters max each.
  • Choice of Labels.
  • Optional Gift Card: Presented to (max 22 characters) Card message (max 150 characters over 5 lines)
  • Choice of Presentation Box either Gold carrier or Satin Lined Presentation Box

Tasting Notes: The Wine – Choice of 2 premium bottles of wine

Vin de Pays – Aromas of grapefruit and gooseberry with an attractive herbaceous edge. A pronounced palate of gooseberry and citrus fruit, a refreshing finish.

appellation d’origine controlée This white Grand Vin De Bordeaux is from Chateaux Montcabrier a distinguished and popular producer. A Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. The grapes are harvested at day break to preserve aromatic freshness and quickly sorted followed by gentle pressing. The wine has exuberant overtones of grapefruit and green apple that is fresh and vibrant on the palate. Serve well chilled, the wine is delicious as an aperitif or with chicken or fish dishes.

About the Appellation Controllee Classification These wines are of the highest quality. They are strictly ruled. Those rules cover methods of growing and producing, localization, grape-variety, minimum contents of alcohol, etc. All these wines are analyzed and tasted. This very strict legislation guarantees an excellent quality of AOC wines. The word “Origine” is often replaced by the name of the place of origin of the wine eg: “Appellation Bordeaux Controlee”.

Silver Wedding 25th Anniversary Personalised White Wine

25th wedding anniversary personalised white wine coloured classic design in a satin lined presentation box

25th Anniversary Personalised White Wine is a great way to gift a bottle of white wine designed to match the anniversary celebration, personalise it with any message makes it a truly unique gift.

Choose from our range of label designs; select your choice from two types of French wine. This unique gift idea is perfect for the Silver Wedding.

The Label can be personalised with the couples first names and a personal message across two lines each of 40 characters long. Our Labels are printed using the highest quality waterproof inks, paper and foil (where appropriate) to ensure a true quality gift.

12%vol. Bottle Size: 75cl

25th Anniversary Personalised White Wine Personalisation Details

  • Name(s) 25 Characters Maximum
  • Label Message: 80 characters maximum across two lines of 40 characters max each.
  • Choice of Labels.
  • Optional Gift Card: Presented to (max 22 characters) Card message (max 150 characters over 5 lines)
  • Choice of Presentation Box either Gold carrier or Satin Lined Presentation Box

Tasting Notes: The Wine – Choice of 2 premium bottles of wine

Vin de Pays – Aromas of grapefruit and gooseberry with an attractive herbaceous edge. A pronounced palate of gooseberry and citrus fruit, a refreshing finish.

appellation d’origine controlée This white Grand Vin De Bordeaux is from Chateaux Montcabrier a distinguished and popular producer. A Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. The grapes are harvested at day break to preserve aromatic freshness and quickly sorted followed by gentle pressing. The wine has exuberant overtones of grapefruit and green apple that is fresh and vibrant on the palate. Serve well chilled, the wine is delicious as an aperitif or with chicken or fish dishes.

About the Appellation Controllee Classification These wines are of the highest quality. They are strictly ruled. Those rules cover methods of growing and producing, localization, grape-variety, minimum contents of alcohol, etc. All these wines are analyzed and tasted. This very strict legislation guarantees an excellent quality of AOC wines. The word “Origine” is often replaced by the name of the place of origin of the wine eg: “Appellation Bordeaux Controlee”.

Sapphire Wedding 45th Anniversary Personalised White Wine

Sapphire Wedding 45th Anniversary personalised white wine anniversary strip design in a satin lined presentation box

45th Anniversary Personalised White Wine is a great way to gift a bottle of white wine designed to match the anniversary celebration, personalise it with any message makes it a truly unique gift.

Choose from our range of label designs; select your choice from two types of French wine. This unique gift idea is perfect for the Sapphire Wedding.

The Label can be personalised with the couples first names and a personal message across two lines each of 40 characters long. Our Labels are printed using the highest quality waterproof inks, paper and foil (where appropriate) to ensure a true quality gift.

12%vol. Bottle Size: 75cl

45th Anniversary Personalised White Wine Personalisation Details

  • Name(s) 25 Characters Maximum
  • Label Message: 80 characters maximum across two lines of 40 characters max each.
  • Choice of Labels.
  • Optional Gift Card: Presented to (max 22 characters) Card message (max 150 characters over 5 lines)
  • Choice of Presentation Box either Gold carrier or Satin Lined Presentation Box

Tasting Notes: The Wine – Choice of 2 premium bottles of wine

Vin de Pays – Aromas of grapefruit and gooseberry with an attractive herbaceous edge. A pronounced palate of gooseberry and citrus fruit, a refreshing finish.

appellation d’origine controlée This white Grand Vin De Bordeaux is from Chateaux Montcabrier a distinguished and popular producer. A Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. The grapes are harvested at day break to preserve aromatic freshness and quickly sorted followed by gentle pressing. The wine has exuberant overtones of grapefruit and green apple that is fresh and vibrant on the palate. Serve well chilled, the wine is delicious as an aperitif or with chicken or fish dishes.

About the Appellation Controllee Classification These wines are of the highest quality. They are strictly ruled. Those rules cover methods of growing and producing, localization, grape-variety, minimum contents of alcohol, etc. All these wines are analyzed and tasted. This very strict legislation guarantees an excellent quality of AOC wines. The word “Origine” is often replaced by the name of the place of origin of the wine eg: “Appellation Bordeaux Controlee”.

Wedding Anniversary Colours

As with each wedding anniversary that you celebrate has a definite theme, such as paper for the first year through  to Diamonds for the 60th anniversary, so do most anniversaries have a colour theme, you might like to think about decorating your venue to tie in with this theme. This could just mean coloured tablecloths, napkins and a few flowers and balloons, or something a lot more elaborate.

Below is a list of the wedding anniversaries and the colour associated with the year. If the anniversary year you are looking for is not listed then we do not have never found a colour listed for that year, if you do find one please let us know!

 

Anniversary Year Colour
1st Papyrus Yellow
2nd Linen White
3rd Fawn
4th Green
5th Turquoise
6th White
7th Off White
8th Bronze
9th Terracotta
10th Silver
11th Turquoise
12th Oyster White
13th White
14th Ivory
15th Ruby Red
16th Silver
17th Yellow
18th Blue
19th Bronze
20th Emerald Green or White
21st Orange
22nd Green
23rd Silver
24th Lavender
25th Silver
30th Green
35th Coral
40th Ruby Red
45th Sapphire Red
50th Gold
55th Emerald Green
60th Diamond White
65th Sky Blue
70th Platinum
75th Diamond White

The wedding anniversary colours listed are not a definitive list, however they have been collected during our research into wedding anniversaries and generally reflect the traditional anniversary theme or material associated with the year.