Celebrate the milestones…Be it an anniversary or just an excuse to have the wedding celebration you didn’t have the first time round; renewing your vows is a wonderful way to rededicate yourself to your spouse.

No one knows precisely when wedding anniversaries were first celebrated.  But the tradition is believed to go back at least to the Middle Ages. At that time in the Germanic regions of Europe, a husband crowned his wife with a silver wreath on the 25th anniversary of their wedding day. 

If the couple was fortunate enough to still like each other and reach their 50th wedding anniversary, the husband presented his wife with a gold wreath!

Luckily, for us ladies at least, as the centuries rolled on, more and more anniversary milestones were added, and a fantastic excuse born for us to be showered with gifts on a yearly basis from our attentive men folk and an even better excuse for a good party!