Sunday, April 1, 2012

Golden Wedding Cards for the 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

The custom of celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary with something golden started in the medieval times. A husband would present a wreath made of gold to crown the wife on completing 50 years of marriage. Gold is the color of prosperity, intelligence and success, and many Indian couples like to celebrate this milestone by renewing their vows. Using a gold and black combination for designing wedding cards makes a sophisticated as well as occasion-appropriate choice.

Ideas for Using Gold in 50th Anniversary Wedding Cards

Given below are some suggestions for designing wedding cards for a 50th marriage anniversary celebration:

Invitation styles: Since there will be numerous memories that the couple must have created during the course of 50 years, opting for a scrapbook style invitation is a great idea. You can use thick cardboard and add different layers of pages filled with either watermark imaging or real photos imprinted in the background. Alternatively, use a tri-fold style with a pocket holder for RSVP messages or other information is also a practical option. Simply use a one sided panel card to give it a traditional scroll look and cover it with golden vellum paper to add to the appeal.

Wordings: You can adorn the wedding cards with the 50th anniversary toast, poems and quotes. Couples can also suggest their favorite romantic song lyrics or some verse that they came up on their own. Some of the wording examples are:

* Newlyweds become 'oldweds', and 'oldweds' are the reasons that families work.

* Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day. ~ Gene Perret

* A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. ~ Paul Sweeney

You can use thermography, the latest trend in the letterpress industry, to print the wordings with golden ink. However, use the golden ink on a light colored base. For a formal and sophisticated look, engrave the letters on a copper plate painted with shades of gold.

Embellishments: Adorn the invitations with a satin or organza ribbon. Accent it with a metallic bow, circular disks or floral patterns to emboss the initials of the guests of honor. You may also personalize the embellishment on the ribbon with the couple's photo. Old fashioned lace or traditional golden scroll work can be used on the front cover of the invitation for a distinctive vintage style.