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Wedding Anniversary List: Names by Years Married

  • Published: 2011-06-27 (Rev. 2015-06-04) - Contact: Ian Langtree at Disabled World
  • Synopsis: A list of wedding anniversaries by year that includes the names of materials symbols and flowers associated with the anniversary.

Definition: Defining the Meaning of Wedding Anniversary

A wedding anniversary is defined as the anniversary of the date a wedding took place. Traditional names exist for some of them: for instance, 50 years of marriage is called a "golden wedding anniversary" or simply a "golden anniversary" or "golden wedding".

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"In the United States, one can receive a greeting from the President for any wedding anniversary on or after the 50th."

What is a Wedding Anniversary? A wedding anniversary is the anniversary of the date a wedding took place.

On a wedding anniversary in many countries it is traditional to give a gift to your partner (or couples) that symbolize the number of years of marriage.

The names of some wedding anniversaries provide guidance for appropriate or traditional gifts for the spouses to give each other; if there is a party to celebrate the wedding anniversary these gifts can be brought by the guests and/or influence the theme or decoration of the venue.

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Lists of wedding anniversary gifts vary by country.

Listed below is a list of wedding anniversaries by year that includes materials, symbols, and flowers associated with the occasion.

Wedding anniversary names common to most nations include:

Wooden (5th), Tin (10th), Crystal (15th), China (20th), Silver (25th), Pearl (30th), Ruby (40th), Golden (50th), and Diamond (60th).

Wedding Anniversary Gifts List
YearU.S.U.K.U.S. ModernFlower
1stPaperPaperClockCarnation
2ndCottonCottonChinaLily of the valley
3rdLeatherLeatherCrystal, glassSunflower
4thLinen, silkFruit and flowersAppliances (electrical)Hydrangea
5thWoodWoodSilverwareDaisy
6thIronSugarWood objectsCalla
7thWool, copperWoolenDesk sets
pen and pencil sets
Freesia
8thBronzeBronzeLinens, laceLilac
9thPotteryPotteryLeather goodsBird of paradise
10thTin, AluminumTinDiamond jewelryDaffodil
11thSteel-Fashion jewelry
accessories
Tulip
12thSilkSilk and fine linenPearls
colored gems
Peony
13thLace-Textiles, fursChrysanthemum
14thIvory-Gold jewelryDahlia
15thCrystalCrystalWatchesRose
16th--Silver Holloware-
17th--Furniture-
18th--Porcelain-
19th--Bronze-
20thChinaChinaPlatinumAster
21st--Nickel-
22nd--Copper-
23rd--Silver plate-
24thOpal-Musical instruments-
25thSilverSilverSilverIris
28th---Orchid
30thPearlPearlDiamondLily
35thCoral, jadeCoralJade-
40thRubyRubyRubyGladiolus
45thSapphire-Sapphire-
50thGoldGoldGoldYellow roses
violets
55thEmerald-Emerald-
60thDiamond (yellow)DiamondDiamond-
65th-Blue sapphire--
70th-Platinum--
75thDiamond, gold-Diamond, gold-
80th-OakDiamond, pearl-
85th-WineWife's birthstone-
90th-Stone--

International Costume, Engagement and Wedding Ring Sizes

Ring Size Conversions Table
US/CanadaUK/AustraliaJapanChinaDiameter (inch)Diameter (mm)Circumference (inch)Circumference (mm)
0---0.45811.631.4436.5
1/4---0.46611.841.4637.2
1/2A--0.47412.041.4937.8
3/4A 1/2--0.48212.241.5138.5
1B110.4912.451.5439.1
1 1/4B 1/2--0.49812.651.5639.7
1 1/2C--0.50612.851.5940.4
1 3/4C 1/2--0.51413.061.6141.0
2D220.52213.261.6441.7
2 1/4D 1/2--0.5313.461.6742.3
2 1/2E330.53813.671.6942.9
2 3/4E 1/2--0.54613.871.7243.6
3F440.55414.071.7444.2
3 1/4F 1/2550.56214.271.7744.8
3 1/2G--0.5714.481.7945.5
3 3/4G 1/2660.57814.681.8246.1
4H770.58614.881.8446.8
4 1/4H 1/2--0.59415.091.8747.4
4 1/2I880.60215.291.8948.0
4 3/4J--0.6115.491.9248.7
5J 1/2990.61815.701.9449.3
5 1/4K--0.62615.901.9750.0
5 1/2K 1/210100.63416.101.9950.6
5 3/4L--0.64216.312.0251.2
6L 1/211110.6516.512.0451.9
6 1/4M12120.65816.712.0752.5
6 1/2M 1/213130.66616.922.0953.1
6 3/4N--0.67417.122.1253.8
7N 1/214140.68217.322.1454.4
7 1/4O--0.6917.532.1755.1
7 1/2O 1/215150.69817.732.1955.7
7 3/4P--0.70617.932.2256.3
8P 1/216160.71418.142.2457.0
8 1/4Q--0.72218.342.2757.6
8 1/2Q 1/217170.7318.542.2958.3
8 3/4R--0.73818.752.3258.9
9R 1/218180.74618.952.3459.5
9 1/4S--0.75419.152.3760.2
9 1/2S 1/219190.76219.352.3960.8
9 3/4T--0.7719.562.4261.4
10T 1/220200.77819.762.4462.1
10 1/4U21210.78619.962.4762.7
10 1/2U 1/222220.79420.172.4963.4
10 3/4V--0.80220.372.5264.0
11V 1/223230.8120.572.5464.6
11 1/4W--0.81820.782.5765.3
11 1/2W 1/224240.82620.982.5965.9
11 3/4X--0.83421.182.6266.6
12X 1/225250.84221.392.6567.2
12 1/4Y--0.8521.592.6767.8
12 1/2Z26260.85821.792.7068.5
12 3/4Z 1/2--0.86622.002.7269.1
13-27270.87422.202.7569.7
13 1/4Z1--0.88222.402.7770.4
13 1/2---0.8922.612.8071.0
13 3/4Z2--0.89822.812.8271.7
14Z3--0.90623.012.8572.3
14 1/4---0.91423.222.8772.9
14 1/2Z4--0.92223.422.9073.6
14 3/4---0.9323.622.9274.2
15---0.93823.832.9574.8
15 1/4---0.94624.032.9775.5
15 1/2---0.95424.233.0076.1
15 3/4---0.96224.433.0276.8
16---0.9724.643.0577.4

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