Wedding anniversaries come around every year as regular as clockwork. While it’s important to show your significant other how much you care every day of the year, a wedding anniversary calls for something special.
How do you like to celebrate such a momentous occasion? Have flowers, chocolates and a romantic dinner become the order of the day? Would you like to try something a little more creative and thoughtful this year? Here are 5 ideas that might be just what you’re looking for.
A Night on the Town
If your lives are so busy you rarely take any time off to enjoy each other’s company, use your anniversary celebration as the perfect opportunity to do that. Book a limo to pick your sweetheart up from work and then head off together for a night on the town. Start with a romantic dinner somewhere special and then whisk yourselves away for an evening at the theater. Visit ticketsales.com to see what’s on in your area, or in the West End if you fancy pushing the boat out.
Take a Walk Down Memory Lane
How often do you sit down together and reminisce the years gone by? Use your anniversary as an excuse to remember and relive the special memories of your wedding day. Return to the church or location where you exchanged your wedding vows and have lunch or dinner where your reception was held. Or simply sit down at home, pop the cork on a bottle of bubbly, open up your wedding album and smile.
Try a New Experience
If you’ve been married for a few years, you might be finding married life a little samey. Why not try something new for a change and bring a spark to your anniversary day? Do something unusual that you’ve never tried before or try your hand at something you’ve been longing to do. How about sports car driving lessons, bowling, dancing classes, pottery or painting classes, or a flight in a hot-air balloon?
Take a Trip
This is something that can be tailored to the specific anniversary. For example, if you’re celebrating a milestone anniversary, you could pack your bags and head off for a couple of weeks in the sun. For all those anniversaries in between, tone it down a little and enjoy a couple of days away. Take time out from your normal routine and enjoy escaping the stresses or everyday life.
Give Something Back
Is there a cause or charity you’re both passionate about? Rather than just connecting with each other connect with something that matters to both of you. Check whether there are any volunteering opportunities at your local animal shelter, lend a hand at your local hospital or help hand out supper at the homeless shelter.
If none of these ideas float your boat, then why not try something completely different? For one day, unplug from the wide world outside your front door and spend some quality time together doing nothing in particular. Switch off your phones, turn off your computer and tell everyone you know you’ve gone away for the day.