50th Anniversary Etiquette

by Steve B
(Dallas, TX. USA)

My wife and I are celebrating our 50th anniversary in July. A few years ago we made a major move to Texas, sadly away from our family and friends back in the northeast.

Because of the distance, we don’t want to have a party as we don’t expect to see our friends travel and having a party in the northeast still leaves many people traveling significantly.

A dream trip would be to go to Germany. Is it inappropriate to send out a 50th anniversary announcement and mention our dream for those who would like to help us?


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50th Anniversary
by: Ms P Etiquette

Dear Steve,

Thank you for your question. Asking friends and family to pitch in on your dream trip to Germany is not something you should do. It sounds like you do not plan to have the party, but want to solicit gifts for the 50th Anniversary. I would avoid this tact.

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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