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Is there a fiftieth wedding anniversary party guidance on

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Is there a fiftieth wedding anniversary party guidance on who should pay , the wedding couple, or their kids?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Etiquette
Expert:  Rev Dr August Abbott replied 1 year ago.

The couple should not have to throw themselves a party or pay for anything with regard to the celebration of their anniversary unless, of course, it's just the two of them

Typically, the child or children of the couple honor their parents with a fully paid event. Other relatives or even very close friends may volunteer to contribute time and/or money and this is also appropriate as long as they are recognized. The couple would likely make a toast to everyone who is in attendance and then specifically ask everyone to give a special thanks to (names of those directly contributing to the event).

When a couple has no children and no financially able or so motivated friends and family - they may wish to have a celebration and would sponsor same, but absolutely without expecting, asking for or hinting at gifts of any kind. They should, if ever the case, make it crystal clear that over the years they have attained all the things they need or want and are financially comfortable (even if not) so 'please no gifts'

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