Each wedding anniversary is symbolized by a special material. As the years progress, materials become more precious or scarce. Here is the list of the traditional materials for each year.

  1. 1st: Paper
  2. 2nd: Cotton
  3. 3rd: Leather
  4. 4th: Linen
  5. 5th: Wood
  6. 6th: Iron, Sugar
  7. 7th: Wool
  8. 8th: Bronze
  9. 9th: Pottery
  10. 10th: Tin
  11. 11th: Steel
  12. 12th: Silk
  13. 13th: Lace
  14. 14th: Ivory
  15. 15th: Crystal
  16. 20th: China
  17. 25th: Silver
  18. 30th: Pearl
  19. 35th: Coral
  20. 40th: Ruby
  21. 45th: Sapphire
  22. 50th: Gold
  23. 55th: Emerald
  24. 60th: Diamond
  25. 70th: Platinum
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