Wedding Anniversary Names by Years Married List

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Published: 2011-06-27 – (Updated: 2019-11-30)

Synopsis:

List of wedding anniversaries by year including names of materials, symbols and flowers associated with the anniversary, also includes costume, engagement and wedding ring size chart.

Key Points:

  • In the British Commonwealth domains you may receive a message from the monarch for your 60th, 65th, and 70th wedding anniversaries, and any wedding anniversary after that.
  • In the United States, one can receive a greeting from the President for any wedding anniversary on or after the 50th.

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What is a Wedding Anniversary?

A wedding anniversary is 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”.

On a wedding anniversary in many countries it is considered 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. however please note, lists of some wedding anniversary gifts can vary according to country.

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).

Some Quick Wedding Anniversary Facts Include:

  • The celebration of wedding anniversaries dates back to Roman times when husbands gave their wives a silver wreath for 25 years of marriage, and a gold wreath for 50.
  • Today there are traditional and modern materials related to each wedding anniversary, usually progressing from the weakest to the strongest as the years go by, to symbolize the strengthening of the relationship.
  • In the United States, one can receive a greeting from the President for any wedding anniversary on or after the 50th.
  • In the British Commonwealth domains you may receive a message from the monarch for your 60th, 65th, and 70th wedding anniversaries, and any wedding anniversary after that by applying to Buckingham Palace in the U.K., or to the Governor-General’s office in the other Commonwealth realms. An exception being Australia and Canada. The delivery of congratulatory messages marking 100th birthdays and 60th wedding anniversaries is arranged by the Anniversaries Office at Buckingham Palace.
  • In Canada you may also receive a message from the Governor General for the 50th anniversary, and every 5th anniversary after that.
  • In Australia may receive a letter of congratulations from the Governor General on the 50th and all subsequent wedding anniversaries; the Prime Minister, the federal Opposition leader, local members of parliament (both state and federal), and state Governors may also send salutations for the same anniversaries.
  • Roman Catholics may apply for a Papal blessing through their local diocese for wedding anniversaries of a special nature such as their 25th, 50th, 60th, etc. anniversaries.

Jump-To:

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

Wedding Anniversary Gifts List
Year U.S. U.K. U.S. Modern Flower
1st Paper Paper Clock Carnation
2nd Cotton Cotton China Lily of the valley
3rd Leather Leather Crystal, glass Sunflower
4th Linen, silk Fruit and flowers Appliances (electrical) Hydrangea
5th Wood Wood Silverware Daisy
6th Iron Sugar Wood objects Calla
7th Wool, copper Woolen Desk sets
pen and pencil sets
Freesia
8th Bronze Bronze Linens, lace Lilac
9th Pottery Pottery Leather goods Bird of paradise
10th Tin, Aluminum Tin Diamond jewelry Daffodil
11th Steel Fashion jewelry
accessories
Tulip
12th Silk Silk and fine linen Pearls
colored gems
Peony
13th Lace Textiles, furs Chrysanthemum
14th Ivory Gold jewelry Dahlia
15th Crystal Crystal Watches Rose
16th Silver Holloware
17th Furniture
18th Porcelain
19th Bronze
20th China China Platinum Aster
21st Nickel
22nd Copper
23rd Silver plate
24th Opal Musical instruments
25th Silver Silver Silver Iris
28th Orchid
30th Pearl Pearl Diamond Lily
35th Coral, jade Coral Jade
40th Ruby Ruby Ruby Gladiolus
45th Sapphire Sapphire
50th Gold Gold Gold Yellow roses
violets
55th Emerald Emerald
60th Diamond (yellow) Diamond Diamond
65th Blue sapphire
70th Platinum
75th Diamond, gold Diamond, gold
80th Oak Diamond, pearl
85th Wine Wife’s birthstone
90th Stone

Two plain gold wedding - or engagement - rings entwined together.
Two plain gold wedding – or engagement – rings entwined together.

International Costume, Engagement and Wedding Ring Size Chart

Ring Size Conversions Table
US/Canada UK/Australia Japan China Diameter (inch) Diameter (mm) Circumference (inch) Circumference (mm)
0 0.458 11.63 1.44 36.5
1/4 0.466 11.84 1.46 37.2
1/2 A 0.474 12.04 1.49 37.8
3/4 A 1/2 0.482 12.24 1.51 38.5
1 B 1 1 0.49 12.45 1.54 39.1
1 1/4 B 1/2 0.498 12.65 1.56 39.7
1 1/2 C 0.506 12.85 1.59 40.4
1 3/4 C 1/2 0.514 13.06 1.61 41.0
2 D 2 2 0.522 13.26 1.64 41.7
2 1/4 D 1/2 0.53 13.46 1.67 42.3
2 1/2 E 3 3 0.538 13.67 1.69 42.9
2 3/4 E 1/2 0.546 13.87 1.72 43.6
3 F 4 4 0.554 14.07 1.74 44.2
3 1/4 F 1/2 5 5 0.562 14.27 1.77 44.8
3 1/2 G 0.57 14.48 1.79 45.5
3 3/4 G 1/2 6 6< /td>

0.578 14.68 1.82 46.1
4 H 7 7 0.586 14.88 1.84 46.8
4 1/4 H 1/2 0.594 15.09 1.87 47.4
4 1/2 I 8 8 0.602 15.29 1.89 48.0
4 3/4 J 0.61 15.49 1.92 48.7
5 J 1/2 9 9 0.618 15.70 1.94 49.3
5 1/4 K 0.626 15.90 1.97 50.0
5 1/2 K 1/2 10 10 0.634 16.10 1.99 50.6
5 3/4 L 0.642 16.31 2.02 51.2
6 L 1/2 11 11 0.65 16.51 2.04 51.9
6 1/4 M 12 12 0.658 16.71 2.07 52.5
6 1/2 M 1/2 13 13 0.666 16.92 2.09 53.1
6 3/4 N 0.674 17.12 2.12 53.8
7 N 1/2 14 14 0.682 17.32 2.14 54.4
7 1/4 O 0.69 17.53 2.17 55.1
7 1/2 O 1/2 15 15 0.698 17.73 2.19 55.7
7 3/4 P 0.706 17.93 2.22 56.3
8 P 1/2 16 16 0.714 18.14 2.24 57.0
8 1/4 Q 0.722 18.34 2.27 57.6
8 1/2 Q 1/2 17 17 0.73 18.54 2.29 58.3
8 3/4 R 0.738 18.75 2.32 58.9
9 R 1/2 18 18 0.746 18.95 2.34 59.5
9 1/4 S 0.754 19.15 2.37 60.2
9 1/2 S 1/2 19 19 0.762 19.35 2.39 60.8
9 3/4 T 0.77 19.56 2.42 61.4
10 T 1/2 20 20 0.778 19.76 2.44 62.1
10 1/4 U 21 21 0.786 19.96 2.47 62.7
10 1/2 U 1/2 22 22 0.794 20.17 2.49 63.4
10 3/4 V 0.802 20.37 2.52 64.0
11 V 1/2 23 23 0.81 20.57 2.54 64.6
11 1/4 W 0.818 20.78 2.57 65.3
11 1/2 W 1/2 24 24 0.826 20.98 2.59 65.9
11 3/4 X 0.834 21.18 2.62 66.6
12 X 1/2 25 25 0.842 21.39 2.65 67.2
12 1/4 Y 0.85 21.59 2.67 67.8
12 1/2 Z 26 26 0.858 21.79 2.70 68.5
12 3/4 Z 1/2 0.866 22.00 2.72 69.1
13 27 27 0.874 22.20 2.75 69.7
13 1/4 Z1 0.882 22.40 2.77 70.4
13 1/2 0.89 22.61 2.80 71.0
13 3/4 Z2 0.898 22.81 2.82 71.7
14 Z3 0.906 23.01 2.85 72.3
14 1/4 0.914 23.22 2.87 72.9
14 1/2 Z4 0.922 23.42 2.90 73.6
14 3/4 0.93 23.62 2.92 74.2
15 0.938 23.83 2.95 74.8
15 1/4 0.946 24.03 2.97 75.5
15 1/2 0.954 24.23 3.00 76.1
15 3/4 0.962 24.43 3.02 76.8
16 0.97 24.64 3.05 77.4

Printable Ring Size Chart

Engagement and wedding ring size chart you can print for future reference. Can also be used to size costume jewelry rings.
Engagement and wedding ring size chart you can print for future reference. Can also be used to size costume jewelry rings.

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