Wednesday, June 20, 2007

50th Wedding Anniversary

I was first invited to a 50th wedding anniversary when I was 15 years old. I was more than a little intimidated. You see, I was awkward. I was just at that age when I was starting to hit adulthood, yet I was definitely not an adult yet. It was my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary party, and I knew it would be a frightening affair. They are not the type of grandparents that give you nice presents, cookies, and kisses on the cheek. They are the type of grandparents that everyone is scared of.
Everything about the 50th wedding anniversary scared me. The wedding anniversary toasts scared me, meeting old relatives who I had not seen in years but who I was still expected to remember scared me, and simply seeing my grandparents scared me. Most of all, finding the right 50th wedding anniversary gift idea scared me. Most grandparents are nice about presents that they get from their grandchildren. They will just love anything that you make for them. My grandparents are not like that at all. I knew that if I didn't get them the right 50th wedding anniversary gifts, they would let me have it right there. Not only would it be embarrassing, but my parents would probably let me have it later on. I resolved to find the perfect anniversary present.
The one thing that is good about my grandparents is that they are very open about what they want. They made no secret of what they wanted us to buy for them. I got my grandfather a beautiful pen set, and my grandmother a gorgeous pair of earrings. My parents actually offered to help me out with them. The items that they wanted, after all, were quite expensive. It turns out that I had nothing to worry about. Everything went off pretty well. All the guests at the 50th wedding anniversary were in good spirits, and my grandparents were unusually friendly. In some ways, the 50th wedding anniversary was a night to remember. It was the first time I ever felt comfortable in front of a large group of people.
If you are looking for ideas for 50th wedding anniversaries, it is best not to stress about it too much. You can spend days looking for the perfect present and still not find it. The most important thing is to do your best in selecting a 50th wedding anniversary gift, and then not worry about it anymore. After all, there is no point in worrying.