Married people know that a wedding anniversary is one of the most important days of the year. A celebration of your love and dedication to each other, many people want to make their anniversary a day to remember.
The most important part about an anniversary is that it is a special day between you and your spouse. Whatever you plan, make sure that only the two of you are invited on your special day. If you have children, make plans for them to visit a friend or secure a babysitter.
One of the most traditional things to do on an anniversary is to go out to dinner. While spending a lot of money on a restaurant dinner may impress your spouse, there are things you can do to make your evening more special. Recounting your courtship, engagement, and wedding is one way to bring back many happy memories. To make the evening even more special, you can re-create your first date or the date during which you proposed. This will be sure to bring many of those happy memories to the forefront.
If you are interested in having dinner with your spouse but budgetary concerns restrict this, think creatively. A special meal cooked at home is just as delicious and your spouse will be pleased to spend the time with you. Make the evening more special than an average night but setting the table with flowers, and be sure to use your finest table settings. A bottle of wine will make this an evening to remember. Ending the night with a special walk beneath the stars and plenty of conversation makes for a frugal and special anniversary celebration.
If you are interested in something a little different for your anniversary celebration, think of activities that your spouse has always wanted to do but you have been reluctant to participate in. For instance, if you do not enjoy the opera but your partner does, plan a surprise trip. The thoughtfulness of this gift will definitely be appreciated. Other thoughtful surprise gifts include dance lessons or concert tickets. However, be sure that you are choosing a gift that you know your spouse has expressed interest in. You don’t want to provide a negative surprise.
For those interested in celebrating for more than just a short evening, there are other options. Rather than going out to dinner, spend the day at the museum, have a picnic lunch at the park, and enjoy each other’s company. Or, secure a hotel room for the evening or weekend. Take the time to enjoy each other and re-connect. For something more extravagant, you could take a longer trip or enjoy a cruise together.
Although the most important part of an anniversary celebration is spending time with your partner, many people wish to include a gift. Rather than getting a generic piece of jewelry or a watch, try to get something that will have meaning. If you choose jewelry, have it engraved with a meaningful message. Or choose a painting, piece of pottery, or piece of music that makes you think of your spouse. If these items are out of your budget, you can always write a love letter or a list of reasons that you love your spouse. The most meaningful gifts are the ones that take some thought.
Although there are many different ways you can celebrate your anniversary, the most important thing is that you spend it together. Use this is as a day to remember why you love your spouse, and enjoy each other.