Thursday, December 1, 2011


A Ready Reckoner

Nowadays, when marriages may not be forever, and in many cases quite a short affair, it has become a fashion to celebrate your wedding anniversary every year. Earlier, when marriages were forever, married couples celebrated their silver wedding anniversary after 25 years of wedded bliss.

This morning while cleaning my bookcase I came across a book: THE BOOK OF ETIQUETTE by Lady Troubridge first published in 1926.

As specified in this book, as per prescribed etiquette, here is the list of wedding anniversaries you must celebrate:

The PAPER Wedding Anniversary – First Year
WOODEN – Fifth Year
TIN – Tenth Year
LEATHER – Twelfth Year
CRYSTAL – Fifteenth Year
CHINA – Twentieth Year
SILVER – Twenty-Fifth Year
IVORY – Thirtieth Year
WOOLLEN – Fortieth Year
SILK – Forty-Fifth Year
GOLDEN – Fiftieth Year
The DIAMOND Wedding Anniversary – Seventy-Fifth Year

Well we (my wife and I) are heading towards our 30th (IVORY) Wedding Anniversary. How about you?

Wish you a “Much Married” life.


PS - A Wedding is probably the most important event in a person's life and Marriage is the most sacrosanct of relationships. I have written a number of stories about relationships in my anthology of short fiction stories COCKTAIL. I am sure you will like the stories. To know more and order the book online please click the links below:

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About Vikram Karve

A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer. Educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune, Vikram has published two books: COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships (2011) and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures (2008) and is currently working on his novel and a book of vignettes and short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories, creative non-fiction articles on a variety of topics including food, travel, philosophy, academics, technology, management, health, pet parenting, teaching stories and self help in magazines and published a large number of professional research papers in journals and edited in-house journals for many years, before the advent of blogging. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for almost 14 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing. Vikram lives in Pune India with his family and muse - his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.
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Defiant said...

Wow! Great info! :)
So, this is how we shud celebrate anniversaries..:)

Vikram Waman Karve said...

@ Madhumati - thanks for your comment. we must remember to celebrate all these anniversaries.

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What an idea,yes couple should celebrate each and every moment in their life.among the moments
anniversaries are very spefcial. thanks for sharing....