Themes for flower wedding anniversary gifts come from a list of popular flowers that are associated with each specific year. The different years, the majority of the time, have different flower associated with that year, here we are talking about the appropriate Flower Anniversary List, other popular lists include the the Modern, Traditional and Gemstone lists. The general idea behind this is so that you can select a gift with the theme of the material mentioned for the year thus making it easier to select an appropriate gift.
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The Flower Wedding Anniversary Gifts List
The Flower Wedding Anniversary list has developed over the generations into the one shown below, some of the years have variations on the theme depending upon who has published the list. More history of how the wedding list evolved is available on our Flower Wedding List History page
Below in the list the anniversary year will link you to pages with ideas available from all the Gift lists (e.g. Traditional, Modern, Gemstone and Flower) or choose the flowers for the year you are celebrating, or buying for, for a list of wedding anniversary gifts specific to that flower and year.
Some years have no flower within the flower wedding anniversary gifts list, below the fiftieth these anniversaries will have a theme in the Modern Anniversary List. Above the 50th they have no theme or material.
Appropriate Flower Anniversary Gifts List
|Anniversary Year||Associated Flower|
|1st Wedding Anniversary||Pansies|
|2nd Wedding Anniversary||Cosmos|
|3rd Wedding Anniversary||Fushsia|
|4th Wedding Anniversary||Geranium|
|5th Wedding Anniversary||Daisies|
|6th Wedding Anniversary||Calla lilies|
|7th Wedding Anniversary||Jack-in-the-pulpit|
|8th Wedding Anniversary||Clematis|
|9th Wedding Anniversary||Poppies|
|10th Wedding Anniversary||Daffodils|
|11th Wedding Anniversary||Morning Glories|
|12th Wedding Anniversary||Peonies|
|13th Wedding Anniversary||Hollyhoch|
|14th Wedding Anniversary||Dahlia|
|15th Wedding Anniversary||Roses|
|20th Wedding Anniversary||Day Lily|
|25th Wedding Anniversary||Iris|
|30th Wedding Anniversary||Sweet pea|
|40th Wedding Anniversary||Nasturtium|
|50th Wedding Anniversary||Violets|
Milestone Flower wedding anniversary gifts
This anniversary gift list is one of the only lists to break with the tradition and not use the traditional themes for the major anniversaries, instead they suggest a flower for those milestone years thus for an unusual idea you could use the flower wedding anniversary gifts list as the ideal present.
Saying it with Flowers – the language of flowers
The meanings of flowers from the Flower wedding anniversary gifts can be found on our sister site. Romantics naturally write each other love-letters be it via text, email or the true sense of the words and actually post a letter. Messages however may be sent – sometimes by a third person who is not in their happy secret – or sentiments exchanged without the written, or even the spoken word, and it is here that the language of flowers – one of the sweetest and most charming languages in the world it will be found valuable.