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Christine
Just Said Yes December 2025

Anniversary Celebration

Christine, on May 14, 2024 at 10:39 PM Posted in Parties and Events 0 4

I am planning an anniversary party for my in-laws next year. We were going to celebrate their 25th, but with the COVID restrictions that didn't happen. Right now, I'm trying to find a creative way or looking for some guidance on what to do. I've been with my husband for fifteen years, so I know my in-laws well. Their anniversary is in December, but the huge kicker is that my twin brother-in-laws, who are in the USMC, do not come home during the winter. Our winters are crazy and they have had non-stop issues coming back to Iowa and then leaving to go back to their duty station (even got in trouble once)...so two years ago they said screw it and the only time they will come back in December is for a funeral of a close relative.

I don't know how to explain on the invites that are celebrating their 30th anniversary about 6 months sooner. My FIL has heart issues, so waiting until 2026 isn't the most ideal thing to do.

I was thinking of saying something along the lines of "Let's Celebrate x and x 30th Anniversary...6 Months Early" or "Let's Celebrate x and x 29th and Half Anniversary".

Any suggestions ? I greatly appreciate your time!

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Latest activity by Amy, on May 15, 2024 at 4:12 PM
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    I really don't think you have to be so literal about it. I'd just invite people to a 30th anniversary celebration. You can elaborate that it's early if anyone asks.

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  • Jasmine S.
    VIP May 2022
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    I think as long as it's 30 calendar years (i.e. they got married in 1995) then no one will question it. My grandparents married in August but I'm pretty sure they had an anniversary party in April, a few months before the actual anniversary date. You could word it something like: "Please join us to honor ___ and ___ as they celebrate thirty years of marriage."
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  • Andrea
    Rockstar January 2024
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    Holding the party a bit off the actual date isn’t unusual. I’d just word it normally as a 30th anniversary. If anyone says something, you can mention it’s early so the sons can be there. But I doubt even people who know the date would bat an eye.
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    You are definitely overthinking it. Just say you are celebrating their 30th anniversary.

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