Reaching an anniversary is like a reaching a special milestone in your life, that shows how compassionate, loving and caring you and your spouse are. Sometimes you can feel like each milestone has come quicker than the last, but these moments should not be pushed aside and should be celebrated properly. However, people often try to outdo the previous anniversary, but we are firm believers that you don’t need to do anything lavish to show your partner that you care. If you want to, you can, of course, but keep reading if you want to know more about our ideas on how to celebrate your wedding anniversary.
There’s nothing better than a romantic getaway for just the two of you. This is a perfect opportunity to put ordinary, day-to-day life on hold while you spend a few days in the arms of your loved one, undisturbed by your usual responsibilities. People often forget to show affection, and this is a perfect way to refresh that positive energy. If you want to go all-in, you can surprise your partner with a 10-day trip to a private island, with all the intimacy you can wish for. Another great option is to go to a resort, or a hotel if your budget doesn’t allow as much privacy. However, if your schedule doesn’t allow a full 10-day trip, you can always whisk your partner away for a weekend in the mountains, where you can still revive that spark, and be fresh to start another workday on Monday. And lastly, if you aren’t an indoor type of person, try camping - or even glamping if you’re up for it!
Going out for dinner is the most common way of celebrating your wedding anniversary. But there are many ways how you can make a simple dinner special. If you are not very keen on cooking, take your spouse to a restaurant for a candlelight dinner, and gaze into each other’s eyes. However, if you do like to cook and are good at it, why not surprise your partner with a homemade meal? Make something that you both love, but don’t eat often. Pour your heart into it, and your loved one will definitely feel it, too. Combine it with some great wine, and you are all set. Just make sure to have the kids, pets or anyone else living with you out of the house for the night, so that you can enjoy your time together. If you want to take it up a notch, take your spouse to a boat ride and dine and wine them under the stars. Talk about an unforgettable evening!
Number one on the list of anniversary gifts is always jewellery. But jewellery can sometimes be seen as not personal enough for these types of events. So instead of that, you can give a personalized gift that will mean more than just a piece of bling. You can write down 50 things you love about your partner, or why you are grateful to have them in your life. You can also gift them a plant, and let them know that this plant represents your love and devotion - and that with it, you will grow stronger together. If you travel a lot together, a good idea is to give them a map which contains all the places you’ve visited, and all the places you plan on visiting. Gifts don’t necessarily have to be expensive, they just need to come from the heart.
Renew Wedding Vows
There’s nothing better than telling the whole world that you love someone. ‘Round’ anniversaries such as 10, 20, 30 years and so on are a perfect opportunity to do just that, by renewing your vows. You can make an event of it, too. Invite your family and close friends to be there (again) for your special day, and have a small gathering during which you will say how much and why you love your partner. You can hire a photographer, or you can ask your guests to be photographers and make your special day even more special! If you choose the second option, you can go even further by picking a personalized hashtag for your special day and using Photoboothme services, where they will provide a printer for your Instagram pictures that you can print on the spot by choosing your favorite ones. Don’t forget to have someone film your vows!
Start a Class Together
A great way to spend time with your partner is to enrol in a class - something that you both really love. It can be a cooking class, for example, a ‘how to make sushi’ class, a pottery class, or something more exciting, like parachuting. If you like adrenaline rushes, you can always have a helicopter class or rock climbing. Whatever you choose, make sure that it will allow you and your spouse to not only spend some time together but to reconnect and to remember why you loved them so much to begin with. Plus, you will end up having a new skill that you can boast about with your friends.
Relive Wedding Day
Your wedding day was the happiest occasion that represented the start of your journey together. One of the ways you can celebrate is by recreating pieces of that day. Of course, you can’t recreate the entire day, but you can relive some of your fondest memories. For example, you can play music and dance to your wedding song. Take your loved one by the hand and dance with them to the sound of the music that first brought you together. Or, you can watch the video of your wedding day, remembering all the good (and the bad) things that happened. Or cozy up together and flip through your wedding album. And lastly, you can recreate your wedding day menu - pick a favorite meal or cake and enjoy in the smell and taste of the first day of the rest of your lives together!
Just Be Together
Many people during their relationship forget how to be together and simply enjoy each other’s company. This is the perfect opportunity to just relax, take your time and enjoy your favorite activities. Play board games, watch some movies, go for a walk - it’s up to you to find something which both of you will love. But the goal is to spend as much time as you can with each other. This might be the perfect opportunity to just sit and talk. Put aside all your problems (marital or otherwise) and just talk, like when you first started dating. Maybe you will rediscover the spark that made you fall in love with your partner in the first place. This can also be the perfect time to spice up your life in the bedroom - try something new, or simply explore your partner’s body in a way you haven’t before.
Spending quality time with your partner is a crucial part of every relationship, and we hope that by reading these ideas on how you can make your wedding anniversary unforgettable, you will find inspiration to make your partner happy and do something that you love, too. And now that you’ve remembered just how much you love them, go kiss them, just like that!