50th Wedding Anniversary Party Toasts

Ideas for 50th wedding anniversary wishes & toasts

A wedding toast should do justice to the couple's love and commitment to each other

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A 50th wedding anniversary is a joyous occasion that often is marked with celebrating, parties and special toasts. The act of giving the toast is an immense honour and should do justice to the commitment and love shared by the couple. Make sure the theme and tone of a toast meshes well with the tone of the celebration. Always practice a toast a few times beforehand in front of someone else to work all the kinks out before the momentous occasion.

Love Quote

There are volumes of quotes on love available in famous poems, classic literature, films and songs. For example, a quote from Robert Browning reads: "Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. The last of life, for which the first is made." Choose a quote that fits the couple, or search their favourite movie, song or author to find a quote for the toast. After the quote is read to the couple and the crowd on hand, offer your wishes for many very happy years to come in the couple's marriage.

Use Humor

If the couple has a spirited sense of humour, consider using a funny quote or some humorous wishes for the couple's next years of marriage. Use a funny quote or blessing from a favourite author or film, or create your own. For example, end the toast by saying, "here's to Mary for putting up with John for all these years, " or, "Here's hoping Mary doesn't trade John in for a 65-year-old stud." Make sure the jokes are appropriate and match the tastes and sense of humour of the couple. If you are unsure, it is best to remain avoid the jokes.


Honour the couple by retelling an old family story or tales from their marriage. Use a story about how they first met, how they became engaged or a story about their wedding. Tie in a more recent story, such as the birth of their first grandchild or great-grandchild, to round out the toast if desired. Offer wishes for all of the guests to experience a love like theirs and hopes that their children and grandchildren will use the inspiration of 50 happy years of marriage to find similar love in their lives.

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Friend's 15 yr wedding anniversary gift

by csepeg

Last time I got good ideas here for a 50th wedding anniversary. Please help me with this one:
Our friends are celebrating their 15th tonight. Mom-in-Law (his mom) is having a dinner party at her home.
I know 15th is crystal - any suggestions? Or places to buy?
I was thing crystal vase or glassware at Geary's; DH suggested Tuesday Morning. Is that about it?

Need some advice..

by Pitterpat

My parents 50th wedding anniversary is in December. They have NEVER made a big deal of their anniversary, except to one another. I completely understand this too, it's their day. I'm almost broke and don't have a job prospect yet (in spite of diligently working on this). I would like to do something special for my parents and need some ideas. My one sister wants to go on a ski trip which I can't afford and due to herniated disk in my neck, I can't ski any longer or risk paralysis or death in a fall. The other one wants to get them a TV, but she also wants to borrow the money to do so from me.

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