Anniversary Party Ideas: Couple renews vows on floating wedding aisle lined with bright and colorful flowers | PartySlate
photographer: Jana Williams Photography | planner: Details Details | floral: Eucharis | venue: Private Residence
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Anniversary Party Ideas: Couple renews vows on floating wedding aisle lined with bright and colorful flowers | PartySlate

True love deserves to be celebrated. While it’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day of your busy life, an anniversary party offers the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your beloved — and commemorate the years of challenges, growth, and love. It’s also a chance to thank friends and family for all of their support throughout the years.

We’ve searched through countless celebrations on PartySlate to find our favorite anniversary party ideas. Whether you’re looking to renew your vows, recreate your wedding day, or showcase the latest trends; we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to find the wedding anniversary party idea that’s right for you — along with talented vendors to bring your vision to life. 

Surprise your spouse with a dinner for two — in a space that recreates your wedding day. We love how this couple enjoyed everything from their sweetheart table to their floral arrangements all over again. Who says you can’t experience your wedding day twice?

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Alaura Creative | planning, floral & décor: Bliss Events Chicago | caterer: Blue Plate Catering

Recreate the magic of your wedding day — and affirm your love — with a vow renewal. We love how this couple created a wow-worthy ceremony with a floating wedding aisle. Click to see other Instagrammable moments from this colorful and whimsical celebration. We’ll give you a hint: There’s three gown changes. 

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Jana Williams Photography | planner: Details Details | event design & floral: Eucharis | venue: Private Residence | caterer: Good Gracious! Events | printed materials: Luxe Marie Stationery | dessert: Intricakes | entertainment: Artists Creating Entertainment, LLC & DJZ Productions

Couples renews vows in mist-filled Vietnamese mountains with custom-made navy vow books | PartySlate
photographer: Katie Grant Photography

Rewrite your vows to reflect the growth and maturity of your love. We adore how this couple turned their vows into a work of art (and forever keepsake) with custom-made vow books. Of course, exchanging vows against the backdrop of ​​mist-filled Vietnam mountains makes the moment even more memorable —and magical.

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen

photographer: Katie Grant Photography | venue: Topas Ecolodge | custom vow book: Wedding Story Writer | paper & calligraphy: Rachel Brewer | ribbon: Adorn Ribbon

Use a theme to tie your entire celebration together. We love how this Great Gatsby-themed, 50th-anniversary party sets the scene with costumed entertainment, vintage photo props, and plenty of Art Deco décor. Click to see what happens when Champagne meets cold fireworks for a Gatsby-approved photo op. 

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Drew Noel Photography | design & décor: Lawrence Scott Events | venue & caterer: The Crystal Plaza | lighting: Fusion Productions | band: Silver Pro Entertainment | videographer: LVL13

A sweetheart table offers you and your beloved an intimate space within your larger celebration. We love how this 60th-wedding anniversary featured a sweetheart table worthy of any wedding. Make sure to see other picture-perfect details such as centerpieces with suspended globed candlelight and an illuminated wedding cake stand.

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Picture 4ever | floral: Yanni Design Studio | venue: Belvedere Events & Banquets | cake: The Baking Institute

Wall of photos of couple at jewel-toned wedding anniversary party | PartySlate
photographer: Stella Images

Utilize a wall to showcase your unique love story with framed photographs. We adore how this jewel-toned wedding anniversary used a fabric backdrop to transform a “walk down history” into the perfect photo op. Other gorgeous details from this heartwarming celebration included a unique blue wedding cake and velvet seating. Click to see.

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Stella Images | planner & prop rentals: Social Llama Rentals | floral: Daylen Rivera | venue: Marie Gabrielle | rentals: Posh Couture Rentals & Perch Event Décor

Friends and family in masks toast to couple at intimate 40th wedding anniversary party | PartySlate
photographer: Afritina Coker

An small anniversary party can still be big on love. We love how this 40th wedding anniversary party allowed close friends and family to honor the years with an intimate dinner. Click to see how the gorgeous and eclectic floral arrangements, artistic plate-ware, and bright-hued candlelight made this tablescape the perfect place to linger over conversation. 

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Afritina Coker | event designer: RosesRntRed Events | venue: Lo’ & Rosie Creative Studio

Make every detail count with thoughtful, curated designs. This 50th-wedding anniversary uses gorgeous linen napkins to brighten the elegant and neutral tablescape. Other fabulous 50th-wedding anniversary ideas from this celebration include a lounge area for intimate conversations as well as live entertainment.

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Steve Steinhardt Photography | planner: Bob Gail Events | floral: Kathryn Watson Designs | venue: Hilton Los Angeles-Universal City | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | rentals: Bright Event Rentals & Found Rentals | cake: Eilat Bakery | lighting: Peterson Event Lighting | videographer: Vidicam Productions | drapery: Bam Fabric and Draping | entertainment: Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas | caterer: Pat’s Catering | printing: Linen and Lace Designs

Blue lapis-inspired anniversary party with bright blue ceiling décor and greenery centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Dina Dougalas

Incorporate something you love — be it a favorite color, flower, or gemstone — into your wedding anniversary décor. See how this event planner took inspiration from their clients’ favorite stone, Blue Lapis, to create a bright blue-hued celebration. We especially love how lush greenery pops against the brilliant blue backdrop.

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen

photographer: Dina Dougalas | planning & design: Aliana Events | floral: Celio’s Design | rentals: Revelry Event Designers | stationery: Luxe Marie Stationery | caterer: Il Pastaio

Meals bring people together. There’s nothing like gathering around the table to enjoy mouthwatering cuisine and great conversation. We especially appreciate how this 50th-anniversary party took dining to the next level with glass paneling that allowed guests to watch their food being artfully plated. Click to see other stunning details from this romantic event.

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Michael Jurick Photography & Paul Bickford Photography | planner: Untouchable Events | design: Anthony Taccetta Event Design | caterer: Marcia Selden Catering & Events | tent: Stamford Tent | rentals: Luxe Event Rentals, Custom Rentals & Bubble Design Event Rentals | entertainment: Hank Lane Music & Power posse productions | dessert: Ladurée

Couple kiss while holding silver balloons that spell out 10 for 10th-wedding anniversary party | PartySlate
photographer: Phaats Photos

Number balloons are the perfect way to showcase how many years of marriage you and your partner are celebrating. They also create the perfect photo op. See other gorgeous metallic details from this modern anniversary party. You’ll find everything from silvery linen to a shimmering wedding cake.

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Phaats Photos | planner & designer: Oh Niki Occasions | venue: The Gallery at Liberty Prime | linen: BBJ Linen | entertainment: DJ Taela Naomi

Use bare walls as a blank canvas for your anniversary design and aesthetic. We appreciate how this raw space becomes a gorgeous photo op with the addition of lavish balloon décor. Click to see how purple uplighting and glittering projections further enhanced the setting.

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: La Vie Photography, Minneapolis | planning & design: Amy Zaroff Events + Design | balloons & specialty décor: Girl Friday | venue: Aria | linen & décor: Linen Effects | a/v production: AVEX | caterer: Fabulous Catering | entertainment: Élan Artists | dessert: Chef Diane Yang, Spoon and Stable and Bellecour | videographer: Cal Brue

West Coast Music performs at 50th-Anniversary Celebration | PartySlate

Nothing beats live entertainment for getting your guests on the dance floor. This 50th-wedding anniversary party featured a premier band as well as dancers. Other noteworthy details included a wedding cake ice sculpture (you have to see it to believe it) and a ceiling installation of upended blooms. 

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Laurie Bailey Photography | planner: Linda Howard Events | floral: Marks Garden | venue: Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills | décor: Revelry Event Designers | entertainment: West Coast Music | video: custom made productions | tent: Town & Country Rentals | lighting: Images By Lighting

Individual cakes covered in a daisy flower for anniversary party | PartySlate
photographer: NJM photography

Your wedding cake was an iconic part of your wedding celebration. Relive the magic of your wedding day with a beautiful anniversary cake. We love how this couple opted for individual daisy cakes to complement their daisy floral décor. There’s no such thing as too much sweetness.

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: NJM photography | planning & design: Legendary Events | venue: The Estate by Legendary Events | caterer: Legendary Events Catering

Mini Champagne bottles with purple labels for wedding anniversary party | PartySlate
photographer: Vanessa Nicole Photography

Let your friends and family know how much you’ve appreciated their love and support over the years with thoughtful party favors. We love how the couple at this 25th-wedding anniversary said “thanks” with miniature Champagne bottles. After hitting the dance floor all night, guests had plenty of reasons to keep on toasting.

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Vanessa Nicole Photography | planner: Signature Events by Abby | event designer: Xefla | venue: Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa | rentals: Over The Top Rental Linens | cake: Earth & Sugar Cakes | entertainment: DJ Louie Uribe | makeup: Christie Lopez Beauty

Tented 30th-wedding anniversary with blue uplighting at night | PartySlate
photographer: Chris Fig Productions

While love is eternal, every celebration must come to an end. But that doesn’t mean the party has to end early. We adore how this beautiful tented celebration used blue uplighting to transform this outdoor space into a magical setting after dark. Of course, make sure to see the party pre-sunset. We especially love the mod tablescapes and lounge area.

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Chris Fig Productions | planner: Save the Date® | design, décor & floral: The Style Marc | caterer: Pinch Food Design


Do Couples Throw Their Own Anniversary Party?

Couples can absolutely throw their own anniversary party, especially when it involves a vow renewal. Here are some steps to ensure your guests feel appreciated.

  • Use your anniversary invitations as an opportunity to thank your guests for all of their love and support over the years
  • Hire a caterer so your guests don’t feel the need to bring food or beverages
  • Select a photographer so guests can enjoy the party without having to take pictures
  • Take a moment to thank your friends and family during a toast
  • Send guests home with thoughtful party favors

How Can I Make My Anniversary at Home Special?

While hosting your celebration at a venue can take some of the stress out of the planning process, at-home anniversary parties can be just as beautiful and meaningful. For an at-home celebration, we recommend hiring an event planner to coordinate the logistics of your celebration. Your event planner can also recommend their exclusive network of talented event vendors.

You can also use PartySlate’s curated directory to find premier local vendors. We recommend using the following to ensure your anniversary party is as special as your many years of love.

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