25th Wedding Anniversary: A Night in 1988

The year is 1988. Die Hard rules at the box office, Tom Cruise is a year deep into his marriage with Mimi Rogers, Madonna’s still “the queen”, and denim jackets wander the streets aimlessly. And on one magical night in this fateful year, two people close to you decided to devote their lives to each other forever.

Photo Courtesy of: ohhappyday.com

Photo Courtesy of: ohhappyday.com

Fast-forward 25 years. Die Hard just released its fifth installment, Tom Cruise just experienced his third failed marriage, denim jackets are replacing logs in fireplaces, and coincidentally Madonna rhymes with Rihanna, who just happens to be the new queen of the charts. And those same two people who married that magical night and fateful year 25 years ago? They’re still going strong and show no signs of slowing down yet.

25 years of marriage is a representation of the longevity of love. In a time where five years of being with the same person is becoming somewhat of an accomplishment, 25 years deserves not only to be recognized, but also to be celebrated properly.  What better way than to throw a party commemorating the year they tied the knot and embarked on this journey?

Decorate your venue with movie posters highlighting the “not so new releases”. Crank the Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, and Bobby McFerrin to get the crowd in the spirit of the decade and even encourage guests to wear the fantastically awful 80’s drab (yes that means not accessorizing but “excessorizing” ).

Yes 80's fashions were that bad. Photo Courtesy of: complex.com

Yes 80’s fashions were that bad. Photo Courtesy of: complex.com

What else big happened in 1988? Stephen Hawking released the infamous “A Brief History of Time”. Celebrate your parents enduring love with “A Brief History of 25 years of Bill and Jane” presentation. Include photos, home videos, and keep it light and funny. This will be sure to get a raucous ovation from all of your guests.

Unique guestbook ideas can be a keepsake for the couple. Photo Courtesy of: Pinterest.

Unique guestbook ideas can be a keepsake for the couple. Photo Courtesy of: Pinterest.

Have a guestbook where guests can not only sign their name but also give their own personal testament to why the special couple has made it this far and will make it for 25 more years. It’ll be a unique keepsake for an exceptional couple.

And alas, every 25th anniversary party needs that special moment where husband and wife pick up their first wedding dance 25 years after it started, even if it was to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”. The moment they hold each other swaying back and forth to the song that sealed their bond together forever will officially complete their journey back in time, to that magical night in that fateful year of 1988.

Not only will that happy couple want to cement this memory forever, but your guests will want to as well. Order from our wide array of personalized 25th anniversary candy bars to commemorate this transition to yesteryear and make this night truly spectacular.

Choose from candy bars such as Miles of Memories. Photo Courtesy of: wrappedHersheys.com

Choose from candy bars such as Miles of Memories. Photo Courtesy of: wrappedHersheys.com

A lot can go wrong in 25 years. Look at Tom Cruise and MC Hammer. But 25 years of marriage is proof that in the end true love conquers all, even if it’s still wearing the denim jacket and listening to Bobby McFerrin.