Well done! If you are reading this page, you are probably about to celebrate your 5th wedding anniversary!
My guide aims to give you the best suggestion to spend a great 5 year wedding anniversary. It will cover both traditional and modern meanings as well as give gifts ideas and more!
When researching the web, we can find a lot of differences, even the Wikipedia page seems to have mistakes. This is why I have done a lot of research and kept searching for the real and best themes, if interested, you can find out more from my first post.
If you ever feel stuck with your anniversary gifts, and even my recommendation cannot help you, you can always check out the other popular themes such as flowers, gems and colors.
Last, before we start, do not hesitate to send me your comments if you have a different theme in your location or if an idea is worth mentioning, I’ll make sure to consider and publish!
US and UK Traditional 5th wedding anniversary
This year’s traditional theme is the same between the US and the UK: Wood. To me, it is a great year with regard to meanings and gifts.
For gifts, each wood essence has its own meaning, this can help to really find the perfect present full of symbolism. Also, wood refers to nature, there will have plenty of outdoor activities to choose from.
When it comes to symbols, the simple fact that the wood is coming from trees makes a great association with marriage: A seed has to be planted, we need to water it, take care of it until it grows into life. While the first 4 anniversary themes, paper, cotton and leather, were flexible, wood is hard. This symbolizes perfectly your 5 year wedding, difficult to break!
To me, wood is also a very noble material worth respecting, given by nature for us to build and evolve. You are now no longer a “young” couple, you know what is a marriage, its difficulty but, more importantly, the happiness it can bring!
Wood anniversary gift ideas
- A Bonsai
- Wooden furniture
- Wooden box
- Alcohol barrel
- sandalwood fragrance
- Quotes or customized wood sign
Wood anniversary travel ideas
- Giant Sequoia National Monument, USA: Head to this national park to see some of the biggest trees in the world. Located in California, it is also a great spot to visit Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas.
- Daintree Rainforest, Australia: One of the oldest, if not the oldest forest in the world. The wildlife there is uncommon for most of us and the destination is, also, great to combines with famous Aussie’s beaches.
- Amazon Rainforest, Brazil: One of the biggest and important forests in the world. I chose Brazil because its biggest part is located in this country but the Amazonian forest can be accessed from a lot of other countries. Enjoy great food, party and beaches and, why not, plan a trip during the carnival!
Wood anniversary activity ideas
- Plant a tree
- Engrave your love on wood
- Spend a weekend in a cabin
Wood anniversary quotes
Wood is universally beautiful to man. It is the most humanly intimate of all materials – Frank Lloyd Wright
Modern 5th wedding anniversary
Well, maybe not the greatest theme ever: do you really want to give cutlery to your loved one? Why not for the ones who love to receive guests, but what about the others?
Silverware, made of real silver, may still be a great legacy for children and family. To make it more attractive, we could probably find some personalized silverware too. Last, silverware can be extended to any container for food, this should extend a little our options.
Coming to the meanings, there are none for the modern anniversaries other than building up to something of value through your marriage. If you have or plan to have kids, the modern anniversaries are great to build and collect something up for them.
Silverware anniversary gift ideas
- Silverware set
- Personalized silverware
- Silverware with quotes
- Silverware crafts
Silverware anniversary quotes
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use – Emily Post
5th wedding anniversary gemstone
This year’s gemstone, the Sapphire, is one of the hardest gems that can be found, after Diamond. While Sapphire usually comes in blue, it can actually be found in a lot of different shades: pink, green, black, yellow and more. These other colors are usually cheaper than blue Sapphires, good to know for the ones on a tighter budget.
Once a powerful and popular talisman, Sapphires is now associated with good health, everlasting relationship and strong bond between peoples
Sapphire anniversary gift ideas
- Gemstone itself
5th wedding anniversary flowers
This year’s flower, the Daisy, is associated with innocence, purity and true love. To me, Daisies remind me of my childhood, playing with friends outside home. They also have something fresh and comforting, if it was a person, the daisy would represent kindness.
While the white is usually the color associated with Daisies, they can be found in yellow, red and pink. Each colors having their own meaning :
- White Daisy: Purity, innocence and faith
- Red Daisy: Joy and happiness
- Red Daisy: Love, romance and affection
- Yellow Daisy: Love, desire and passion
5th wedding anniversary color
This year’s color, the turquoise, sits between blue and green. The turquoise is usually associated with calm, sophistication, serenity, loyalty and love. It is said that turquoise can help communicate what’s in our hearts.
If you ever feel stuck with the above modern, traditional or gemstone lists, you can always fall back to the turquoise for a present. It can be a beautiful pair of high heels, a turquoise gemstone or anything else made of that color. Why not also head for the turquoise water of the Caribbean or other beautiful beaches?
Turquoise can also be used as the color theme of a romantic dinner or, simply, the color of the love letter that comes along your wedding anniversary gift.
If you made it till the end, thanks for reading and do not hesitate to send me a comment, recommendations or ideas so I can improve this post.