Are you celebrating an anniversary or jubilee? Will you and your partner be married for 30 years in a few months and do you want to pay that milestone a fitting tribute in the presence of your friends and family? Is your family a devoted follower of the English Royal Family and are you already carefully thinking about celebrating the 70th year of Elizabeth II as queen in a few years? Or will it be forty years ago next month that your oldest colleague started at the company where you now work and have you been asked to organize something to put this colleague in the limelight? Whatever party or event you want to organize, we are convinced that it is worth considering booking an anniversary.
Now you might think it sounds a bit vague, booking an anniversary, so we're happy to explain what exactly we mean by that. To begin with, by an anniversary we mean a festive commemoration of an important event, such as a wedding anniversary or the establishment of a company. Since there are countless different anniversaries and even more ways to celebrate all those types of anniversaries, the term anniversary is quite broad in this regard. A jubilee is the term used to describe anniversary milestones such as year 25th, 50th and 70th.
Booking an anniversary actually means that you enlist the help of an experienced party to help you organize the anniversary in question. For example, at Evenses we can take over one or more tasks from you, but we can also take on the entire organization, it just depends on what you want. For us it is not important whether it is a small party or a major celebration, we know what it takes to make an anniversary a resounding success.
Suppose, for example, that you will soon be celebrating your brother's wedding day, but that there is still some interpretation missing in the field of music. At Evenses we have the contacts and the history to book a live act that suits your event in no time. Or maybe your father was put in the spotlight at work last week for his twenty years of loyal service and you want to do that again next week with friends and family? We can help you with, for example, providing the catering, installing a sound system for speeches, and hiring some support staff for the festivities. That way you can at least enjoy the anniversary you have organized a bit yourself.
It doesn't have to be difficult at all to book the perfect anniversary for the occasion in question, but given the varied range of options in the UK, it is generally a good idea to call in the help of a company that has experience in the field of such bookings. Not all available options will suit the anniversary that you will be organizing equally well. Evenses has an extensive portfolio of professional suppliers of services and live acts for various anniversaries and with whom we have already arranged countless bookings. We are happy to use that expertise and experience to help you, so that you can book the ideal anniversary.
Our entertainment specialists are available seven days a week via the quotation form on our website, or by e-mail or telephone to answer your questions about booking an anniversary. If you first want to explore the offer yourself, you can make the search a bit easier with the help of our search engine. In combination with other materials that you can find on the internet, you can get a first impression of the available options for anniversaries in our offer. Furthermore, for information and because it could come in handy during the organization, we will go into more detail about the names of relatively common anniversaries, and list some tips for organizing an original anniversary.
The tradition of anniversaries in the UK
When it comes to commemoration of an event, such as a birthday or a wedding, the traditional anniversaries take place after the 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 50th, and 70th year. These years, as well as various other time indications, have been given the names of commodities such as gold, silver, and platinum. These designations refer, among other things, to what the celebrated person or persons in question should receive an anniversary gift. This is not always strictly observed, although it is taken into account, especially when it concerns a larger anniversary. The system of these names is therefore not completely formal. Some anniversary indications even have several well-known names.
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Some tips for organizing an original anniversary
As we wrote before, there are many different kinds of anniversaries and not every kind should be celebrated in the same way. Celebrating your wedding day, for example, will be a lot different than organizing a party for the twentieth anniversary of your company. Nevertheless, there are certain elements that remain identical or at least comparable to each other, regardless of the occasion.
Start at the beginning: the invitations
One of the most important tasks of you as an organizer is managing the guest list. This means that when planning the anniversary, you make a list of guests, so that you can be sure that everyone gets an invitation and no one is forgotten. Whether you're organizing a little something for friends or planning an elaborate awards ceremony for a large audience, it can definitely be a good idea to send unique and creative invitations. The invitation is the very first "contact" that your guests will have with the festivities. By making an immediate impression here, you already lay a good foundation for the rest of the anniversary.
Don't forget the visuals
By visuals we mean everything related to images, from slides and photos to collages and videos. Of course, it depends on what is being commemorated and what kind of people the audience largely consists of, but in general visual elements fall better than texts or long speeches. For example, if you are organizing a wedding anniversary for an elderly couple, you can choose to show some images of the couple through a projector between a few short speeches. That is fun and nostalgic, and so people can sit still while they watch everything.
Give your guests something nice back
An anniversary is ultimately about commemorating something that you and your guests find worth commemorating. For that reason, as the organizer of the anniversary, you also want those present to remember the celebration itself for a while. One of the best ways to achieve that goal is to prepare some fun for your guests when they return home. This could be a bag of gadgets and trinkets, or a small badge with the date and the occasion, just to name a few. In addition, you will immediately make your guests feel that you appreciate their presence and that you really went the extra mile to make the anniversary original and memorable for them.
What Evenses can do for you
Booking an anniversary does not have to be complicated at all, especially if you already know more or less what kind of anniversary you are going to organize and how you want to organize that celebration. So, it is certainly useful to get a fairly clear idea of this, at least for yourself, before you start booking an anniversary. Not all options will suit the type of event you have in mind.
Whether its an anniversary of 5, 20 or maybe even 50 years of marriage or of your company we are here to help! If it is a corporate party or a wedding anniversary, we will provide the entertainment for your anniversary according to your wishes. You can hire a band, DJ or soloist for this special day. For the musical accompaniment of the anniversary party, it is essential that the right artists are booked. Evenses can help you plan your party and make it memorable and your best anniversary party yet. We can help you choose the right music. For a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary or a company, we can provide a complete package of music, light and sound that will create a perfect day.
To give each other a nice anniversary as a gift, booking agency Evenses has countless ideas for how to organize the party. Evenses works with professional artists, who can then be divided into: soloists, duos, trios and bands. For example, if you want to enjoy dancing at your anniversary party, you can hire a Party DJ. With us you can choose from different types of deejays, such as all-round DJ, disco DJ, vinyl DJ and house DJ. You can also book a musician with your DJ. For example, for your 25th anniversary you can be a DJ with saxophonist, violinist or book a singer. In addition to the DJs we offer, there are bands you can request. The bands can be requested as dance or background music for your anniversary. The bands are offered in various genres. Would you rather be a soloist on your anniversary? Evenses offers male singers, female singers and solo musicians to provide the musical framework for your party.
Some of our post popular entertainment for anniversary parties include DJ + Sax combinations, violinists, pianists, and our popular duet groups. We can provide any entertainment for your party at any budget! Don't let your anniversary party be a bummer; book your entertainment with us now.
Have the best anniversary party ever: hire your band, DJ, well-known artist or show carefree at Evenses
Evenses also offers photography for the anniversary party. We have various options for photography. You can hire a professional photographer or a photo booth. Or would you prefer a video memory? For your party, you can hire a video guestbook. If you are interested in what we can offer, you can always contact us for a quote without obligation for your anniversary.