Wedding Anniversary Symbols and Flowers by Year



Wedding anniversary symbols are best known for the 25th (silver) and the 50th (golden) anniversaries. However, there are also both modern and traditional anniversary symbols for the 1st-15th year and every five years there after through the 50th. Each anniversary year has a special color associated with it and most have a traditional symbolic flower.

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Many people choose to give symbolically themed gifts or work the theme into the wrapping or packaging of the gift.

Use these wedding anniversary symbols as guidelines and be creative to give an unforgettable gift to your spouse or loved one.

Find out how it all got started!

The History of Tradtions & Symbols


Anniversary Years 1-10


1st

Traditional: Paper

Modern: Clocks

Flower: Pansies

Color: Papyrus Yellow

2nd

Traditional: Cotton

Modern: China

Flower: Cosmos

Color: Linen White

3rd

Traditional: Leather

Modern: Crystal & Glass

Flower: Fuschia

Color: Fawn/Light Brown

4th

Traditional: Fruit & Flowers

Modern: Electrical Appliances

Flower: Geraniums

Color: Green

5th

Traditional: Wood

Modern: Silverware

Flower: Daisies

Color: Turquoise

6th

Traditional: Candy or Iron

Modern: Wood

Flower: Calla Lilies

Color: White

7th

Traditional: Wool & Copper

Modern: Desk Sets

Flower: Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Color: Off White

8th

Traditional: Bronze & Pottery

Modern: Linens & Lace

Flower: Clematis

Color: Bronze

9th

Traditional: Pottery & Willow

Modern: Leather

Flower: Poppies

Color: Terracotta

10th

Traditional: Tin or Aluminum

Modern: Diamond Jewelry

Flower: Daffodils

Color: Silver


Anniversary Years 11-20


11th

Traditional: Steel

Modern: Fashion Jewelry

Color: Turquoise

12th

Traditional: Silk & Linen

Modern: Pearls or Colored Gems

Color: Oyster White

13th

Traditional: Lace

Modern: Textiles or Furs

Color: White

14th

Traditional: Ivory

Modern: Gold Jewelry

Color: Ivory

15th

Traditional: Crystal

Modern: Watches

Flower: Roses

Color: Ruby Red

20th

Traditional: China

Modern: Platinum

Flower: Daylilies

Color: Emerald Green or White


Anniversary Years 25-75


25th

Traditional: Silver

Modern: Silver

Flower: Irises

Color: Silver

30th

Traditional: Pearl

Modern: Diamond

Flower: Sweet Peas

Color: Green

35th

Traditional: Coral

Modern: Jade

Color: Coral

40th

Traditional: Ruby

Modern: Ruby

Flower: Nasturtium

Color: Ruby Red

45th

Traditional: Sapphire

Modern: Sapphire

Color: Sapphire Red

50th

Traditional: Gold

Modern: Gold

Flower: Violets

Color: Gold

55th

Traditional: Emerald

Modern: Emerald

Color: Emerald Green

60th

Traditional: Diamond

Modern: Diamond

Color: Diamond White

75th

Traditional: Diamond

Modern: Diamond

Color: Diamond White




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