the perfect modern 8th anniversary gift
wedding anniversary themes are a huge help if you are looking for a meaningful gift. But what many people don't know is that there are both Traditional and Modern themes available. We're using the 8th as an example in this blog as we specialise in the Modern-themed gift - lace. It's fine couture lace transformed into beautiful jewellery, bags and scarves. Deep dive into why lace is the perfect on theme gift here:-
What Are Wedding Gift Themes?
Every wedding anniversary has a Traditional gift theme and a Modern gift theme. Traditionally, the 8th wedding anniversary is associated with bronze and, sometimes, salt and pottery. However, in recent years it has become synonymous with the Modern theme of lace. Both Traditional and Modern themes are perfectly valid, offering you lots of options to find a symbolic gift for your 8th wedding anniversary.
WHY LACE IS A POPULAR 8TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT
Of course, you don’t have to follow traditional gift themes strictly. In fact, many people are moving away from traditional wedding anniversary presents and exploring new, contemporary alternatives instead. This can make it much easier to find a gift that has meaning for you and your partner.
If your wife doesn’t wear bronze jewellery, it can be really hard to find another bronze gift. You may be tempted by bronze sculptures or home decor items, but if they aren’t your wife’s taste, you should just avoid bronze altogether. Thankfully, it’s much easier to find lace gift ideas for your 8th anniversary that we know your partner will love. A sterling silver necklace with a black couture lace heart pendant, for example, could be a very welcome choice.
8TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FAQS
If you don’t know much about wedding anniversary themes and are unsure where to start when buying a present for your partner, we’ve answered some common queries from those on a quest for the perfect anniversary gift:-
DO PEOPLE STILL BUY BRONZE GIFTS?
Bronze has been a standard wedding anniversary gift for 8 years of marriage. As an alloy of copper and tin it symbolised two individuals becoming stronger together, so couples would buy bronze gifts because they didn’t know there was another symbolic theme.
However, lace the Modern alternative gift is also perfect for this wedding anniversary. Nowadays many prefer to buy a Modern lace gift for their partner . There is a greater selection of unique gifts to choose from when you decide to explore the official Modern wedding themes. And probably more acceptable as it is stylish and embodies romance.
WHAT DOES A LACE GIFT REPRESENT?
There are many symbolic reasons why lace is the chosen Modern gift for an 8th wedding anniversary. Some people say that lace symbolises how a couple is woven together to create a long-lasting relationship. Others say that lace signifies the hard work that goes into building a happy marriage and that the connected moments you share are like the individual pieces of thread that are intertwined in lace!
Lily Gardner London only uses original couture lace from Northern France - and it's still made on 19th century looms! No matter how you look at it, lace is an intricate and beautiful gift idea for your 8th wedding anniversary.
What is THE 8TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GEMSTONE?
The gemstone that’s associated with the 8th wedding anniversary is tourmaline. This semi-precious stone is believed to promote love, friendship and harmony in a relationship. It comes in a variety of colours, making it a versatile jewellery choice. A necklace or bracelet made with earthy raw tourmaline is a great option if you want to incorporate this 8th wedding anniversary gemstone into your gift.
DOES THE 8TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY HAVE A FLOWER?
Most wedding anniversaries have a flower associated with them, so you will definitely get extra brownie points by picking up the right bouquet to complement your lace anniversary gift! The classic flower for 8th wedding anniversary celebrations is lilac. Depending on the colour of this flower, it represents love, passion, happiness and tranquillity. Sounds good to us!
SHOPPING FOR LACE WEDDING ANNIVERSARY gifts online
At Lily Gardner London, we've created an extensive range of 8th wedding anniversary gifts. The collection covers everything from lace pendant necklaces, bracelets and earrings to lace-lined clutch bags, men's hallmarked silver lace cufflinks and exquisitely detailed lace appliqued silk scarves. In addition we feature tourmaline necklaces and bracelets. All our pieces have been designed to make up collection of 8th anniversary gifts that's modern and timelessly fashionable.
Lace-in-Silver Hallmarked Cufflinks