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Marriage is not easy, and it takes a lot to make it work. Statistics paint a grim picture of the institution as marriage is less common and the divorce rate increases daily. If you sailed through the uncertainty of dating, waded through courtship, survived the tumultuous wedding planning, and now commemorating your anniversary – you have every reason to celebrate! A wedding anniversary is an important milestone regardless of the year you are celebrating.
Something about the anniversary makes you want to make it special and better than the last one. Every year presents an opportunity to celebrate love afresh. Whether you like indoor or outdoor adventures, you can always mark your anniversaries in style. Keep it romantic, exciting, and memorable.
Even with several ideas to spruce up your anniversary celebration, make it about the two of you. You will never go wrong with simplicity. Below are some great ideas to make your anniversary fun, unique and passionate. After all, it’s all about Love.
Top 7 Celebration Ideas to Inspire You to Make the Most of Your Anniversary
A Thoughtful Anniversary Gift
Everybody loves gifts. Nothing expresses Love better than well-packaged presents. This old-time tradition is still very relevant today, as it was years back.
Picking the right gift for your spouse needs more thought to avoid giving underwhelming things. In this case, you will need to go personally. One of the biggest assignments a couple takes up immediately after the vow is to get to know each other well.
Whatever gift idea you choose, make it special. Imagine gifting your spouse jewelry today and having flowers delivered tomorrow. Or get them a sleek pen, and then follow it up with a spa voucher. Consider gifting them the number of gifts that signifies your anniversary. Gifts are one of the main languages of Love. Even when you have a joint gift you chose, surprising your spouse with a personalized present is a great idea.
Plan for an Exciting Vacation
Did you know that vacationing as a couple strengthens your marriage? Research suggests that taking time to travel as a couple contributes to a happier union. Besides taking time off from everyday activities, vacation fosters your mental and physical health. Vacationing offers multiple benefits.
One of the most common and best ideas to commemorate your anniversary is through an exciting vacation. It is crucial to plan well since omitting crucial details may cause stress. Consult the internet, or engage a travel agency to choose a destination and build an itinerary. There are thousands of holiday destinations perfect for celebrating your anniversary. Whether you are thrilled by trekking or prefer calming waters, you have a wide range of options. You only need to look for your ideal vacation spot and budget.
Renew Your Wedding Vows
Wedding vows never get old, and renewing them after being together for some time brings a new sense of meaning. Imagine pledging your love to your spouse twenty or thirty years later. Vow renewals are a heartfelt way to mark your anniversary.
Consider doing it in style and plan for an occasion with close friends and family. Make the ceremony simple, unique, and meaningful as it is purely ceremonial. You can renew your vows at a restaurant, home, or international destination. Other people may want to do it in a place of worship.
Set a date, come up with a guest list, plan the program, and discuss the budget. This can be an opportunity to correct what went wrong in your wedding. Vendors are crucial for any occasion; hence it is important to engage the right ones. While hiring some vendors is optional, you must invest in a photographer to document every special moment. Even with a limited family budget, it is possible to renew your marriage vows in style.
Revisit Your First Date
After years together, other things creep in and steal the joy of your union. If you have had some turmoil in your marriage, revisiting your first date is a great way to rekindle your Love. Take a trip down memory lane and revisit where it all began. If you need help getting to the same place, try something similar. Remember what attracted you to each other and revisit your first conversations. Sometimes it takes sheer memory to reset things to where they began.
Think about planting trees to celebrate your anniversary. There is no better way to show your partner care than by rewarding the earth. While this may sound like something other than a common anniversary celebration, planting a tree to celebrate your union is a great idea.
Plants are extremely accommodating, and you do not need a green heart or green hands for a start. All you need to do is create the right environment, give love, and show care.
Planting a tree for your anniversary can symbolize the longevity of your Love and union. You can plant the number of trees that signifies the anniversary. Like five trees to commemorate your fifth anniversary. This is an idea that you will both cherish, and the planet will be grateful!
Plan for a Photo Shoot
Whether photogenic or not, you will love the outcome of a well-planned photo session. Thanks to technology, the final copy can only show what you are comfortable sharing. Plan for photo sessions in different venues to celebrate and make the most of your anniversary. Capture several shots to create memories. Take photos when walking on the beach, in your favorite spot in town, or trekking the historical paths.
Printing a few copies for the album or photo wall is a plus. Such photos never grow old and become beautiful mementos for years to come.
Consider an Activity You Both Love
Identify some common activities you love and set a time to enjoy them together. Use the anniversary to bond over activities you love – just the two of you! Think of commemorating your day by watching a great movie indoors, skydiving, or sharing a special meal in your favorite eatery. Whatever activity you choose, ensure that it excites both of you.
Whichever way you celebrate your anniversary, ensure you spend quality time together. Spending time together is an awesome way to make the most of your anniversary.