Wedding anniversary for many couples - a significant event, one way or another requiring a small family holiday. Almost every date has a definite name, which is far from clear to everyone. For example, calico wedding. How long does she measure up in a marriage? How do they mark her that they give her a gift?
Print Wedding: Congratulations to the Young
The original question, tormenting the family and friends of a new family: a chintz wedding - how old is it? Unlike other dates, which measure the duration of a marriage for decades, a chintz wedding sets a mark of 1 year after registration. The family at this moment is considered still young, but already managed to begin to experience all the joys and sorrows of a joint life. Perhaps this period has already been remembered for pregnancy or childbirth. In any case, the year for the young was interesting, and it's time to remember the day it all began.
However, a chintz wedding on a grand scale is not customary to celebrate: it is not so round and weighty a date to hold a loud celebration. Most often, the first anniversary for husband and wife is at home, at a romantic dinner, and even without any preparations. Nevertheless, each of them will be pleased to receive sincere greetings from each other and from close people.
Basically, the texts of such congratulations suggest that the young family has a lot of new frontiers ahead, but the first tests passed with honor left behind. And although the strength of the union is still not too high, and therefore like chintz, over time, it will not destroy any external factors. After all, following the same course as now, once the newlyweds will celebrate a golden wedding.
What to give and how to celebrate?
Such an anniversary does not require complicated preparations: often, its celebration takes place in the circle of loved ones, even if a room is ordered in a restaurant. In comparison with the wedding day itself, the chintz wedding is held more modestly, but this does not mean that you can forget about it. This period is marked by the preservation of the brightness of the senses, but their insufficient strength, which is why the cuts of the calico fabric were chosen as its symbol: colorful, thin and light.
According to the old traditions, it is customary to present the chintz to the young family, which will later become diapers for the newborn. The relevance of such a gift today is in doubt, because the baby may appear for some couples long before the anniversary, and for some - much later. Therefore, products from thin natural fabrics such as cotton, linen, cotton and batiste, which are used as towels, bed linen, tablecloths, curtains, etc., become more familiar gifts from friends and relatives.
More complex and expensive gifts are permissible only in the case when the newlyweds decide to spend the holiday not according to traditions, but moving away from the usual patterns. Parents often give chintz wardrobe items: a light dress for the bride and a shirt or trousers for the groom.
A chintz wedding is held most often in a country house: this is considered to be the closest option to tradition. If a restaurant is selected for rent, it is advisable to choose a simpler option. Often, the scenario of this anniversary is similar to what was made for the marriage itself, but with a smaller scale: the newlyweds no longer wear formal suits — they are replaced by almost everyday outfits. For the bride, this is a rather short dress made from natural loose fabric, possibly one-colored; for the groom - trousers and a shirt with a short sleeve. A bouquet of fresh flowers turns into a paper, or fragrant lilies and roses are replaced by delicate forget-me-nots.
A white tablecloth decorated with a bright pattern, as well as flowers in vases, is obligatory on the day of the 1st anniversary on the table. Decorating the tablecloth along the central longitudinal line with buttons, each of which the husband and the wife address each other with compliments, wishes, or just warm words, will be an original move.
Since a large feast is undesirable, you should take care of simple snacks and sweets for tea: you can make them together, and also make some of them with a surprise - put nuts, coins, raisins or candied fruits. Or even recall the Japanese tradition and bake cookies-envelopes with predictions, but put short greetings and wishes on the inside of the inserted pieces of paper, and wrap the culinary masterpieces themselves in calico sacks or tie them with ribbons. This can be taken for the idea of a gift to the newlyweds.
A gift for a print wedding: original and simple
If you want the gift presented to be remembered even for such an insignificant in comparison with other anniversary of marriage, you can fantasize a little and, without departing from tradition, make a more interesting product than a simple cotton tablecloth or napkin. For example, to sew pillows dumochki: they are rather a decorative function, but contain a lot of warm feelings. To carry out an association with a young family and a certain date, they should give the shape of hearts or lips, and as a facial material take a colorful or solid, but bright chintz. Additionally, they can embroider figures corresponding to the date of the wedding, or the names of the newlyweds. You can also print any funny or important phrase for the young, their photos, etc. on the fabric. However, it is important to think about how a similar element will fit into the overall interior.
A funny gift from the young spouse to his wife (or vice versa) can be a “kitchen set” of an apron, kerchief and rolling pin or scoop. Only to present a similar gift is necessary with a positive emotion and humorous congratulation so that it does not look like an attempt to designate a female (or male) place. Or maybe one of the guests will decide to make such a gift: then it will be interesting to look at a pair of aprons interconnected by a common finish.
From the category of home wear, a bathrobe with slippers, or even a spacious T-shirt with the image of a life companion can be a gift for the newlyweds. You can even present original towels and napkins in an original way: for example, roll them into rolls, put them upright, tie them with a ribbon and place them on a wide plate, bringing them into the room like a wedding cake.
A chintz wedding previously had an interesting rite, which can also include a small gift from the newlyweds to each other. This is the tying of knots on the scarves that the husband and wife subsequently exchange: such actions symbolized the confirmation of the data a year ago of the oaths and the readiness to keep their feelings and loyalty further. Scarves, used here, could sew and decorate with embroidery a woman, as a result of which it became her gift to her spouse. Its value is not in the object itself or its value, but in those emotions and feelings that were invested in it.
Chintz wedding - an indicator of love, not faded away over a short period of living together in the official status of a husband and wife. This small frontier, overcome by you hand in hand, is worth celebrating it, believing that there will be a few dozen more such anniversaries. Feelings to each other and touching trifles, saying that the date is not forgotten, will be the best gift, replacing the most chic holiday.