Whether it’s a first anniversary or a silver wedding, 1stop Florists are sure to have a bouquet to suit the occassion.
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A real rose preserved and covered in 24k gold. Each one is unique and each is handmade through a 40 step process. Regular roses fade in days but these gold roses will last and be treasured by her forever. Each rose is preserved under the metal so it will last for years, and is also made strong by the process so it is not too fragile to touch or hold.
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This book is ideal for new couples as a shower, wedding or anniversary gift. The Wedding Anniversary Book spans 50 years, the first 15, year by year then every 5th year.
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Unless you know different we are not aware of the following anniversaries having a special name or symbol/material associated with them;
If you know of any other convergencies that should be recognised in the marriage please let us know
We’ve got many ideas for Wedding Anniversary gifts not only for the milestone occasions but all anniversaries from the 1st Anniversary through to the Diamond Wedding and beyond. With gifts available for couples, wives, husbands, friends and family we are sure we will have something they’ll love. We have a collection of gifts that are not only competitively priced they are also specially selected to match with the Traditional or Contemporary Wedding Anniversary Lists that accompany each Wedding Anniversary.
If you are not sure what material is associated against the wedding anniversary you are celebrating please contact us and we’ll let you know not only the Traditional and Modern material but also the Gemstone and relevant flower, if any, that is associated with the anniversary.
We’ve been working on adding more gift ideas to our suggestions and wanted to clarify what the difference is between China, Pottery, Porcelain and Bone China as each of these are a different symbol used for various anniversaries.
This is what our research concluded from our prospective:
Pottery (Traditional 8th Wedding Anniversary gift symbol) is a very generic term. It is generally used to refer to items made from clay. Within this context I think it refers to handmade items by the artisan, or craftsperson using their hands, molds, or a potter’s wheel.
China (Traditonal 20th Wedding anniversary gift symbol), in this context, refers to a ceramic dinnerware coming out of the country of China which was particularly fine and generally with a white base. The mineral Kaolin is used to achieve this look. Typically it refers to any high quality, natural material (as opposed to man made) ceramic, dinnerware or otherwise.
Bone china, which is a generic term actually contains bone ash added to the clay and was the English response to china’s high quality porcelain exports. It’s characteristics give it whiteness and translucency that is often considered better that chinese porcelain however its high manufacture costs have always kept it in the luxury market rather than the broad spectrum some porcelains enjoy.
Porcelain (Modern 18th Wedding anniversary gift symbol) is the term used to refer to high quality ceramics typically originating from the China region. Kaolin is used in the manufacture, and it is usually delicate however it is also relatively tough. With good quality Porcelain you should be able to see the shadow of your fingers if you hold it up to the light with your fingers behind it.
So its your 2nd Wedding Anniversary and you are wondering what the material or symbol is for the second year anniversary? Well the traditional anniversary gift would be themed around Cotton or Straw or for a more contemporary idea the modern list shows China as the theme. Now the lists don’t stop there because you could also look to the Gemstone Anniversary list which suggests Rose Quartz (although some lists also quote Garnet) and if this is still not your ideal theme the flowers are Cosmos, of which there are many varieties.
Cotton gifts are relatively easy to find with Handkerchief gifts sets and personalised Mr and Mrs Robes or Towels a great choice and popular. We see a lot of Rose Quartz items purchased for the 2nd Anniversary both Necklace/Pendant sets and a lovely double Rose Quartz heart which is great for the 2nd year
Now we’ve got the technology where do we start blogging we asked ourselves! we’ll after much soul searching and navel gazing we thought we would start with nothing to do with Anniversaries and talk about the wedding!!
Why I hear you ask; well as if you’ve not got enough on your plate at the wedding there are some great things you can do during the run up to the wedding day and immediately after to help make the first (and future) anniversaries more memorable.
Remembering simple things and jotting them down (either on paper or in a blog) really help, believe me after a year of what will be an extremely busy one likely to be full of change and acclimation to becoming one half of a ‘couple’ there will be some details that you wished you had remembered.
We’ve put a basic list below of some of the things people forget as an aide memoire; use it as a list to store the details against. Is there something you wish you could remember from the actual wedding day let us know and we’ll add it to the list as a useful reminder for other couples.
Is there something you wish you could remember from the actual wedding day? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list as a useful reminder for other couples.