My parents never celebrated their anniversary. Growing up I didn’t even know when it was. My mom would say “Why would we celebrate doing what we said we were going to do?”
I couldn’t disagree more. I say celebrate and cherish the time together!
If you haven’t set the wedding date yet, consider a date that will make for a good anniversary celebration for years to come! Getting married around the winter holidays can make it easy for family to get together and you can celebrate with a new ornament for the tree every year.
Here are some fun ideas to make that special day even more special each year.
- Renew your vows in the same location! Invite friends and family again or make it just the two of you this time.
- Start a tradition – cook together, go to a special restaurant or hotel, make the tradition something you can incorporate the kids into (or not).
- Take a picture. Recreate the same pose with your spouse every year. You’ll have an amazing series of photos over time.
- As your family grows it may be more difficult to celebrate. But, make time together a priority – to be grateful for another year no matter what is going on in your life.
- Extend the celebration to family and friends. Have a big party for 5, 20, 30 or 50 years! Heck, have one at 27 years if that’s your lucky number! Hire a caterer to recreate the food from your wedding. Even dance to some of the same songs. If your wedding wasn’t exactly the perfect day, this can be your re-do!
Whatever you choose to do, just remember it is about the two of you and your partnership. Traditions can bring a couple together and something new can bring some excitement.
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