Tips for a Fantastic Fifth Wedding Anniversary


Five years of wedded bliss is something that’s worth celebrating. However, not many people know much about the fifth wedding anniversary, or how to honour it in style. While a fifth anniversary might not be as big as the tenth or the fiftieth, it’s still an important milestone for you and your partner, and it comes with it’s share of traditions to consider. 

Whether it’s your anniversary that’s coming up, or you’re celebrating a friend or relative’s time with their spouse, we’ve got some top tips to help you make the most of this amazing occasion. 

Traditions Connected with the Fifth Wedding Anniversary

As you might already know, every wedding anniversary comes with its own fair share of symbols and traditions to consider. It’s worth checking these traditions out if you’re having a hard time picking a gift for your spouse or loved one, because you can find some wonderful gift ideas connected to the symbols associated with each year. 

The fifth wedding anniversary has the symbol of wood, which might seem a little basic to begin with. However, a wooden gift can be an excellent way to demonstrate the strength of your love’s bond. Remember, wood is durable and long-lasting. It’s also a great opportunity to get back to nature. If you’ve ever needed an excuse to escape to a log cabin or for a night in the wilderness, the fifth anniversary could be the perfect date. 

If you want a more modern or contemporary gift, such as these, then silverware has become the more recent symbol for the fifth anniversary recently. Once again, the idea is that you get flatware for your partner as a gift to remind them of the meals that they’ve shared together. 

Other Symbols Associated with the Fifth Wedding Anniversary

As wedding traditions have evolved and changed, there have been a few new arrivals on the market for the fifth wedding anniversary, starting with a specific gemstone to mark the occasion – which is the sapphire or the pink tourmaline. If you can stick to blue colours or pink shades in any jewellery that you buy for your spouse, then you’re on the right track. 

However, you can also associate the colour turquoise with the fifth wedding anniversary too. A gift made out of wood and coloured glass with various shades of pink and blue could be the ultimate gift idea. Why not get a beautiful handmade vase and fill it with the flowers of the fifth wedding anniversary, which is the daisy? 

In the language of flowers, the daisy is best known for loyalty, purity, and innocence. You might be five years into your marriage now, but your daisy reminds you that you’re still in the early days of your life together, and there are a lot of amazing experiences still yet to come. 

Gift Ideas for the Fifth Wedding Anniversary

Since the official gift for fifth wedding anniversaries is wood, you’ve got a lot of options available to you. You might decide to plant a tree together in your back yard or invest in planting a whole row of trees in an area that desperately needs them. An evergreen tree is a great way to represent the consistency of your love for each other. 

You could also consider making something for each other at a wood working class. It’s much easier to find classes online and in your local areas these days. The items you make might not be professional standard, but they’ll mean something special because they came from the heart. You could even think about making something together, like a new table or stool. 

If you’re going the silverware route for your gift, then you could try planning a special dinner together with all your favourite foods where you can think back over the time you’ve spent together. You can decorate the table with arrangements of daisies in wooden vases. Or you could take your meal out into the great outdoors for a picnic. 

Take a trip to a local log cabin or go glamping so you have some time to get back to nature. Hikes through the woods are an excellent way to celebrate a fifth anniversary, and you can always relax and make daisy chains in the sunshine from time to time if the weather is right. The options are virtually endless. You could also think about having someone make something for you out of wood or gemstones that helps to represent your love. 

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5 WAYS TO PRACTISE SELF CARE

Self care isn’t always about the pretty things that can make life look nicer, in fact there is much more to it. If you are thinking about making your own self care your number 1 priority then here are a few ways you can help yourself!

Bullet Journalling or Art Journalling

Both of these can release your busy mind. Focus on the page in front of you and what you need to organise or get out.

Bullet Journalling can help you organise yourself which will help alleviate stress or feeling like you have too much on.

Art Journalling can help you get your creative side back, carry a notebook and doodle. I have a little watercolour set that is handbag friendly.

Escape for a weekend

If you are like me and always find things to do around the house even if there is spare time then a trip away can really focus the mind on enjoying the moment. Book an apartment in a new city and experience what it has to offer. You don’t need to take the kids – why not switch a weekend with your partner and then focus on something that is entirely for you, visit art galleries or snuggle in the apartment and watch Netflix until 2am with the knownledge no-one will be jumping on your head at 6am!

Look after your mind

Self care isn’t always about a spa day.  There is so much more and mental health is one of those things you need to look after. Pick up a book or start a course – something that will get your interest peaked and work with your intellect. I love taking a new short course or picking up a book. I’ve just finished Witch by Lisa Lister and although it has taken me 3 months every time i picked it up those moments were just for me.

Look after your body

It is essential to your health and wellbeing to know and understand your own body. A monthly schedule for looking out for changes in your breast or even making the effort to love your own body on a regular basis is essential. I’ve been working with the fab sent to thrill who believe in encouraging us to love ourselves and be confident in our own skin.

Create a Ritual

Whether it is concentrating on your breathing first thing in the morning, a short online yoga class, that first coffee of the day or a bath make sure that before you start your day to do something unique to you. I love that first coffee of the morning and saviour it as much as I can. I find that something to start the day the right way makes my creativity flow better. Rewards dont always have to be at the end of the day.

So what rituals do you include in your self care plan?

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A QUICK ODE TO MUMS

It’s really ok to start the day wondering how you’ll get through

It may be 5am but there is already so much to do

You pack up the lunches, hair goes in bunches

Under your feet the lego crunches

You grab a quick wash and scrape back your hair

In the hope that no one at the school gate will stare

It’s tough sometimes being a mum

It’s never quiet, there’s a constant hum   There’s 5 minutes to spare, is that a mistake?

Do you shower, or sleep or just eat cake?

Then there’s breast or bottle, always a debate

And yes some other mums just like to hate

But I say to you all before you start to judge

Have you ever felt like you are walking through sludge?

Have you ever felt a little bit lonely or down

That your smile feels like it’s sometimes a frown

It’s fine to just do what you feel like I say

Because around the corner there’s a better day 

I say to you all do what you need to get done 

But really what matters most is your home’s full of fun

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