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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: May 4th 2014
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    Ladies

    I found out something interesting this morning.

    We've all been saying on here that 1st anniversary is paper. I was told this morning in a card and gift shop that actually it's cotton and the 2nd anniversary is paper. I questioned this and the lady insisted it was as she had a printed list by the till.

    So I've just looked it up and according to [email protected] paper is in the US and traditionally cotton is in the UK, then it's the other way round for the 2nd anniversary.

    Slightly confusing but think I'm going to stick with the UK tradition, reckon we've been adopting the US way over here.

    Any thoughts? x

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    • KellyN29
      CommentAuthorKellyN29
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 4th 2014
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    I really didn't know this, Im going to do UK too I think - H2B hates that we are too American (Daughter likes Disney Channel lol)
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: May 4th 2014
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    I agree that things are very American for many things now.

    I just find this one really confusing. The shop and [email protected] say the same thing but every other website says paper is 1st and cotton is 2nd, even in the UK.

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    • *The NewMrsMalin*
      CommentAuthor*The NewMrsMalin*
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 4th 2014
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    That is confusing; I might just stick to paper :)

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    • MrsLJDeaton
      CommentAuthorMrsLJDeaton
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 4th 2014
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    I had no idea paper was the US tradition for wedding anniversaries I forget that our tradition can merge and continue too however I think paper is a good for your first anniversary the gift could be getting a copy of your wedding certificate and framing it and handing it to your husband for your first anniversary year gift I'm not to fussed to be honest but good to know thoe IDL

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: May 4th 2014
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    bearing in mind that Wikipedia is american based and that anyone can go on and edit/add anything to it i wouldn't trust it anyway.

    According to Debretts website ( being the ones who seeming uphold the rules on etiquette etc )......

    The historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Medieval German empire, when husbands crowned their wives with silver and gold wreaths, marking 25 and 50 years of marriage respectively.

    Other anniversaries have evolved from more commercial origins during the 20th century. Nevertheless, the anniversaries listed below are a useful guide, and may help with the selection of appropriate gifts:

    1 paper

    2 cotton

    3 leather

    4 flowers, fruit

    5 wood

    6 sugar

    7 wool, copper

    8 bronze, pottery

    9 willow, pottery

    10 tin

    11 steel

    12 silk, linen

    13 lace

    14 ivory

    15 crystal

    20 china

    25 silver

    30 pearl

    35 coral

    40 ruby

    45 sapphire

    50 gold

    55 emerald

    60 diamond

    70 platinum

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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
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    My parents have been married for 30 years and she said as long as she can remember its always been paper for the first anniversary

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
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    just asked my mum who has just celebrated their 56 wedding anniversary and she said paper first

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
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    I'll do paper x

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
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    Sooo confused. Could I get away with paper and cotton lol to ensure i have it covered?

    TBH our anniversary is next week and I still haven't got him anything! Aarrrgghh! No idea what to get him now with so little time. At least I've bought him a card.

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    • Little Kettle
      CommentAuthorLittle Kettle
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: May 5th 2014
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    We did paper for our first and cotton for our 2nd :)

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
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    Thanks Heather.
    After Lala's post I decided to go with the majority and ordered something for paper. I was so confused though and it's likely a lot of people in Epping are doing things the other way round.

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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Does it really matter that much? My aunty said it was paper 1st married 71 years.

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
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    i did paper first = framed copy of the paper that was published in Vegas the day we got married there and a photobook all about his sports car
    cotten second = designer teeshirt

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    • Little Kettle
      CommentAuthorLittle Kettle
      Got married 9 years ago
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    Hahaha, Carla, that's exactly what I did for my hubby. A copy of the Las Vegas Sun front page framed :)
    2nd year, I got him a new pure cotton bathrobe.
    No idea what leather thing i will get him this year though LOL! Chances are we will be in the USA for it, so needs to be something I can take with me.

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    • leasa
      CommentAuthorleasa
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Do both! Give him money... We call it paper but our notes are actually made of cotton!

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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 5th 2014
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    dont think il live long enough to see platinum lol

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
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    My Nanna and grandad are close to platinum they got married at 16 and are now 80 so only 5yrs to go :-)

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    • MrsLJDeaton
      CommentAuthorMrsLJDeaton
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 5th 2014
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    I'm deffo going to go with paper Thankyou Little kettle and Lala and Kel Bel that is wonderful your grandparents are near their platinum anniversary that is so special and amazing to hear and read

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    • Nicoleee_x
      CommentAuthorNicoleee_x
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 6th 2014
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    Oh lala my h2b will be disappointed it's our 3yr anniversary next month and he keeps going on about 'giving me the wood'. I'll let him know he's got it wrong and needs to wait another 2 years.




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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: May 6th 2014
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    ahhhh but now he needs to buy you leather

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: May 6th 2014
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    Leather, I'd get him a nice designer leather wallet. I'd like a leather designer handbag.

    I've ordered paper after everyone's posts. A print with details from our wedding day and also a print of one of my favourite wedding photos.

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