Have you been wondering what we call the wedding anniversary you are celebrating at the moment? Which is the diamond one? Which is silver or steel? In fact it’s not only the most important anniversaries (e.g. the twenty-fifth or the fiftieth) that have their own name. What are the names of all of them? This is the list of all anniversary names.
Wedding anniversaries and their names
We usually remember the names of round anniversaries, celebrated after 10 or 20 years of living together. However, even the first anniversaries have their names. After the first year the couple celebrate the paper one. After two, the cotton one. When 20 years are gone, it’s time to celebrate the golden anniversary and the oak one is celebrated after 80 years. In some countries the couples are invited by local officials to attend a ceremony, where, for example, receive an official letters congratulating them on such successful relationship. Some wedding anniversary names come from appropriate or traditional gifts for the spouses to give each other; if there is a party these can be brought by the guests.
What are the names of wedding anniversaries?
If you are keen to see what particular names are, please read our guide! Some anniversaries have different names in UK and the USA.
1st Paper / Cotton
2nd Cotton / Paper
4th Flowery/ Fruit / Linen / Silk
6th Iron/ Sugar
7th Copper/ Wool
8th Bronze / Salt
9th Willow/ Clay/ General
10th Tin/ aluminium
12th Silk/ Linen
15th Crystal/ Glass
Will you remember their names now? Which one did you last celebrate?