There are certain occasions in life that should always be celebrated and a wedding anniversary is one of those! Whether you are a newlywed celebrating only a few years together or long-time marrieds who have shared a lifetime, reconnecting and celebrating your wedding anniversary should be a tradition.
Best of all, there is no right way to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Depending on your creativity and your budget, the sky is the limit. So break out of that movie and dinner rut that you are already in, and when that special date rolls around, here are some fun ways to celebrate your wedding anniversary.
Recreate your first date
For a wonderful and nostalgic way to celebrate your wedding anniversary; you may want to recreate your first date. If the two of you were teenagers when you first began dating, you might have had your parents drive you so rent a taxi so that you can sit in the backseat together. Bring the kind of flowers you showed up with on that first date. If your first date was dinner and a movie, then go ahead a recreate it as best you can. Go to the same place for dinner (though you may have to rent the movie to watch at home). Just remember, the idea here is to recreate the fun and romance of that first date.
Go on a second honeymoon
Some couples use the excuse of celebrating their wedding anniversary by taking a second, third, or even fourth honeymoon, whether large or small; a getaway with just the two of you can be the perfect way to celebrate this most special occasion. If your budget is smaller, why not book a room at a luxury hotel in your hometown? If you are lucky enough to have a larger budget consider a cruise or other planned excursion where everything is taken care of, and all you have to do is enjoy being together.
Renew your vows
Renewing your vows to each other can be a very special, romantic way of reminding yourselves how much the two of you love each other, and regardless of how different this vow exchange will be from your original ceremony, you will still feel that same tingle of excitement and emotion that you did on your wedding day.
Add some luxury to your life
For a lasting reminder of your wedding anniversary celebration; you may want to consider purchasing something the two of you can enjoy together. A unique wedding anniversary gift to yourselves could be a hot tub, swimming pool, or romantic gazebo that would give you a luxurious place just for the two of you. You could get a membership together at a health or golf club or just spend a relaxing day at the spa enjoying your time together. Whatever you do, just make sure the focus is on the two of you and your wedding anniversary celebration.
Relive your wedding
Sharing your wedding memories is a great way to mark your anniversary. Start the day by looking at your wedding photos or sit down and watch your wedding video together. You will be amazed at how far you have come together! For some further nostalgia, you can recreate your wedding dinner (you may want to have a baker recreate a smaller version of your wedding cake for dessert)! Husbands can surprise their wives with a smaller version of their wedding bouquet. Play the songs that you played at your reception and get ready for a wedding anniversary celebration you will never forget!