It is easy to lose track of time. It could be that you are busy with the kids, with work, with school or other things. There is always something that’s keeping you from noting the dates on the calendar. It could even be that you spend so much time with your partner that you hardly note the time passing. Either way, you are not alone if the big day is creeping up on you and you have no idea what to do. And though dinner is and will always be an option, it helps to think outside the box.
Celebrating an anniversary can be a lot of pressure. However, you should not let this get in the way of having fun. Suppose you walked down the aisle four years ago, tons of gifts for your 4th wedding anniversary could interest your spouse. The same goes for other milestones. And what better way to gift your partner than to create the perfect setting?
Here are some ideas:
Going away is one of the best ways to celebrate an anniversary. As you mark new beginnings, you get to explore the world more. It doesn’t have to be a costly trip, and it could be for one night. Or you could splurge a little and tour a different country. The one thing that matters most is that you get to be together and enjoy each other’s company.
In this light, how about a second honeymoon? You could choose to go to the hotel where you went as newlyweds or seek other options. As long as there is some bubbly awaiting you, you are sure to have a good time.
Wedding Night Menu Recreated
If you are like most couples, you probably spent a lot of time tasting foods and choosing what your guests would enjoy on the D-day. Maybe the food lived up to your expectations, or it did not. Your anniversary is a great way to relive the big day and change what you want while you are at it. Get the breakfast you had on that day. Better yet, cook it and enjoy each other’s company before sitting down to a well-decorated table. Having some flowers on the table is a sure way to boost the mood and create that ideal finish.
Yes, quite cliché this is. However, even if many people are doing it, that does not take away from the beauty of these moments. Years later, you will look at these photos and reminisce about your anniversary. What’s more, you could make it a yearly thing. By the time you get to your 75th, you will have enough photos to last you a lifetime. Lights, camera, action: set the stage for the rest of your life!
Going Out on A First Date, Again
Maybe recreating the wedding menu feels like a lot of work. It could be that you want to remember those first moments with each other. Back then, when you were still shy around each other, when everything was a mystery. Take a walk down memory lane and go back to where it all began. To that fast food restaurant around the block that opened in the wee hours of the night. To that Italian restaurant where you amazed your partner with your love for food. You will find that the simplicity of the idea will bring you closer together. And yes, you can hack this when working with a budget.
Renewing vows has fast become all the craze, what with all the celebrities in on the trend! However, it does not have to be a big show, and it could be an intimate occasion with a few loved ones. It’s all about recommitment and love for each other, and whichever way you choose to celebrate your union is best for you. Even if you do it after two years of marriage.
In what other ways can you celebrate this day?