No matter how many years you’ve spent with your partner, a wedding anniversary will always remain a day of celebration! It’s that one time a year when you can celebrate your special bond and recall the best day of your life. Trying to come up with creative activities to do together can be fun and all, but when you’re stuck for ideas it can become a challenging task. So, if your wedding anniversary is near and you’re not sure what to plan, here are a few ideas that can help you!
First things first, answer these ‘Would you rather’ questions to start planning:
Would you rather…
- Have a romantic night or an adventurous weekend?
- Book a hotel room or go into nature?
- Stay in your comfort zone or explore out of the box?
- Vacation or Stay-cation?
Now that you have a clear idea of what you might enjoy, you can now start your planning!
1- For the hopeless romantics!
If you’re celebrating your first wedding anniversary, you’re probably thinking of a romantic, over-the-top gesture. Before jumping into your planning, think about whether it’s going to be a relaxing, romantic evening or a weekend full of adventures. Narrowing down the theme for the wedding anniversary celebration will help you loads with your planning! For the first anniversary, you can book a private intimate dinner at the location of your first date. Going back to the place where it all started is such a sentimental gesture that will make the occasion much more meaningful.
Another romantic idea is an outdoor evening under the stars with a small picnic basket and a cozy blanket. You can also go on a camping trip if that’s what you’re both into. In case you prefer the beach, try to book a small bungalow or cabin on facing the sea for a late night swim! Surprise your partner with breakfast in bed, a day at the spa, couples massages… Choose something that you’ll both enjoy and appreciate as this day should be special to both of you.
2- Step out of your comfort zone!
Have you been dying to try out bungie jumping or skydiving? Now is the right time to step out of your comfort zone and try out something new. What’s better than facing your fears? Facing them with your loved-one by your side! One of the most relationship-building activities are the ones with slight edge and adventurous spirits. So if you enjoy living life on the edge, organize an excursion for the day, go on a hike, or do anything that has been lingering on your mind. A day full of adventures is a day well spent!
3- Plan your renewals!
For the couples who’s been together for a decade and want to rekindle the passion and commitment, this one’s for you! Honoring the promised and the vow’s you’ve made years ago is an event to celebrate everyday. Therefore, a romantic vow renewal on the shore with your kids and loved-ones by your side… The ultimate love gesture! So, if you’re trying to surprise your wife, take notes:
- Lay out a casual (if that’s your theme) white dress on the bed with a love note on top
- Book her appointments to get her hair, makeup and nails done
- Prepare her shoes, accessories, jewelry and everything in between
- Set up a romantic venue by the beach, in a garden, on a rooftop, whichever you prefer
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Paying attention to every little detail she might have forgotten about throughout the years will mean the world to her. If you have kids, it’s a good idea to include them to witness the love you hold for each other.
However, if you consider wedding vow renewals as cliché, you can always renew your honeymoon phase! Book a flight to a dream destination of yours away from the kids and responsibilities. Take the time to enjoy each others company before going back to life and its challenges.
4- Do absolutely nothing together!
There’s no harm in deciding not to do anything extravagant on your wedding anniversary. At the end of the day it’s your special day and how you choose to spend it concerns you, and only you. You can always enjoy each others company while in the comfort of your home! Some people would much rather spend a relaxing day at home than go out for example. Here’s what you can do to spice up your day:
- Surprise them with breakfast in bed for a romantic start to the day
- Join them in the kitchen and cook your favorite meal together
- Take your homemade launch and set up on your living room floor for extra comfort
- Choose a movie of your choice or better yet, watch your wedding video!
- To end the night just right, order take-out and just chill!
When it comes to celebrating your wedding anniversary, there’s no wrong or right way to do it. As long as you’re both enjoying the time spent together, that’s all that matters. It’s a good idea to discuss beforehand what are your options and how you’d both prefer to spend it. You can always skip out on all the adventurous experiences and just get them a meaningful gift! Remember, not everyone will enjoy the extravagant scenery and not everything you see on social media is true. Love can be celebrated anywhere and anyway, but the most important celebration of all, is each other.
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