According to statistics, more than half of married couples reach their 15th wedding anniversary with only 5% reaching their 50th golden year anniversary. Reaching 50 years shows the pinnacle of what only few couples can attain. An average of 55% of individuals have been married at least once with 30% never married at all. According to additional research, 12% have been married twice and 3% have been married three or more times. To celebrate the feat of reaching 50 years in marriage, the following 50th wedding anniversary toasts for parents are compiled below to share at the special event.
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only love.
Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.
In marriage do thou be wise; prefer the person before the money; virtue before beauty; the mind before the body.
Love has no age as it is always renewing itself.
Love is like an earthquake-unpredictable, a little scary, but when the hard part is over you realize how lucky you truly are.
Love is something eternal; the aspect may change but not the essence.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include as the other, each is enriched by the other.
Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.
Love that is true never grows old.
Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag containing 99 snakes and one eel. You may get the eel, but the odds are against you.
Marriage is the process of finding out what kind of man your wife would have preferred…
Moonlight and roses are bound to fade for every lover and every maid but the bond that holds in any weather is learning how to laugh.
Newlyweds become ‘oldyweds’, and ‘oldyweds’ are the reasons that families work.
No matter how long you’re married, there will always be an opportunity to learn more about your spouse. Don’t settle for what you already know. Keep learning.
Seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.
The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person.
The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
The longest recorded marriage in history lasted 91 years and 12 days.
There are only 3 times when it is appropriate for one’s name to appear in a newspaper: birth, marriage, death. All else is scandal.
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company that a good marriage
Too Young for Marriage, Too Old for Games, Too Smart for Players.
Welcome to these years of gold, houses bought and sold. Tuition’s paid and children raised. The jobs require work no more, forget about the kitchen floor. For fifty years you’ve been together, made it through some stormy weather. You’ve earned a rest upon that golden shore, may you love for fifty more.
You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore, but let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of heaven dance between you.
Each year that a wedding anniversary is celebrated, it is represented by a particular gift type. For the 50th year, Gold is the traditional and modern day gift to be given. This is a long way from the first year anniversary gift of paper followed by the second of cotton. The following infographic outlines traditional anniversary gifts.