Ultimate Guide: Planning A Wedding Anniversary Party

Your wedding day is a day you’ll cherish for the rest of your life, providing a host of wonderful memories and exciting moments. Luckily, you can relive all those memories when you celebrate your wedding anniversary.

Not every anniversary needs a party, but there’s nothing wrong with celebrating your wedding anniversary when you reach a real milestone. Whether it’s 10 years, 25 years, 50 years or more, your anniversaries deserve to be celebrated. And if you need some help with wedding anniversary party planning you’re in luck, because the experts at Olivia Restaurant are here with some tips and advice. Read on for our ultimate guide to planning your wedding anniversary party.

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1. Book Your Event Venue Early

When celebrating a wedding anniversary, you don’t really need to worry about when to have the party. Obviously, you’ll want to celebrate on or as close to your actually anniversary as possible. And with that out of the way, your first order of business should be to book your event venue.

Be sure to consider what type of party you want to have before booking your anniversary venue. If you want to have an anniversary dinner, rent a restaurant. If you want to have a bigger gathering, rent a banquet hall. Just be sure to book your event venue early, that way you get the actual date you want.

2. Determine Your Catering Menu

No wedding anniversary celebration is complete without some delicious food. Your anniversary party catering should definitely include some of your favorite foods, so be sure to sit down with your spouse to decide what you want on the menu. Of course, you should also consider catering options for vegetarians and people with food allergies, ensuring everyone has something great to enjoy.

If you book a wedding anniversary party at Olivia Restaurant, you’ll be able to indulge in our delectable catering options. Our chefs specialize in mouthwatering Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, but are ready to create anything you’d like for your anniversary party menu.

3. Send Out Invitations

After squaring away the basic details of your event, you’ll want to send out anniversary party invitations. Be sure to include all the pertinent information, including what wedding anniversary you’re celebrating, your event venue location, and the date/time of the party.

To ensure guests attend your anniversary celebration, we recommend sending both paper invitations via mail and electronic invitations. Your guests will feel special receiving an artful invitation in the mail, and a emailed invitation can serve as an easy reminder about your party.

4. Will You Renew Your Wedding Vows?

Sharing your vows is easily one of the most memorable moments of anyone’s wedding ceremony. So why not relive those beautiful memories? Anniversary parties are the perfect opportunity to renew your wedding vows, serving as a reminder of the bond of love you and your spouse share.

That said, you’ll want to weigh the pros and cons of renewing your wedding vows during your anniversary party. After all, it’s not a required tradition, and if you’re a more private couple you might not want the attention that comes with renewing vows. Be sure to talk this over with your spouse before making a proper decision.

5. Pick Out Anniversary Party Decorations

You’ll want to have some beautiful anniversary party decorations for your celebration, and picking those out might take some more planning than you’d expect. Remember, each anniversary has traditional colors used to honor the occasion, and you’ll want your decor to keep with tradition.

Be sure to visit a wedding anniversary color guide to see what colors match with your upcoming wedding anniversary.

6. Hire A Photographer

You probably look at your wedding photos every so often to remind yourself of the momentous occasion. And you’ll want to do the same with your wedding anniversary, which is why you should hire an anniversary photographer.

Be sure to meet with multiple photographers before deciding who to book for your wedding anniversary. The right photographer will help you create lasting memories, immortalizing your wedding anniversary party.

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A wedding anniversary can be just as memorable as your actual wedding day, serving as a welcome reminder of the special bond you share with your spouse. And with some thoughtful planning, your anniversary party will make your anniversary even more memorable. If you’re planning a wedding anniversary party in Los Angeles, consider holding the party at Olivia Restaurant. Our restaurant and event venue offers delicious food, beautiful decor, and comfortable accommodations perfect for celebrating your anniversary. Contact Olivia Restaurant today for more info on booking and availability.