How to make your wedding anniversary top your wedding day

Published by Claire Gould on

 guest article by Truly Experiences

Although your wedding day is one of the most special days in your life, it’s equally as special to celebrate the milestones. After spending your first blissful year as husband and wife, it’s time to celebrate! Here are some ideas on how you can make your wedding anniversary even more magical than your wedding day.

Exchange Thoughtful Traditional Anniversary Gifts

Weddings are the perfect chance to receive some amazing gifts from family and friends. It’s the day you are bestowed expensive dinnerware, kitchen appliances and other titbits for the home. These are great to get your lives together started, but it’s the wedding anniversaries that allow the two of you to exchange your own meaningful gifts.

From cotton to lace, pearl to stone, the traditional wedding anniversary gifts are a special way of showing each other how much your marriage means to you. There’s something really romantic about adhering to a list of gift themes that have been exchanged for hundreds of years. And to celebrate your milestone, combine it with a unique experience you will cherish for years to come.

Recreate Your Wedding Night Menu

An integral part of your wedding day, the delicious food served at your wedding says something about your relationship. It was thoughtfully planned by the two of you and is a part of the wedding memory.

Although you probably didn’t make it yourself, now the two of you can have some fun recreating it in your own kitchen! A romantic culinary quest! It’s the perfect sentimental way to spend your wedding anniversary that will have the two of you fondly looking back on your wedding day.

If you really want to step it up a notch, you can attempt to recreate your wedding cake. Two cups of flour, a sprinkle of memories and a whole lot of love is the recipe for a successful marriage!

Have a Personal Photo Shoot

Being photographed on your wedding day has hopefully resulted in hundreds of priceless images of the two of you together. One year on, why not have a personal photoshoot on your wedding anniversary. Less pressure and a more controlled environment mean priceless photos laughing merrily with your loved one. You can hang the pictures in your home, or even start an anniversary album. Forever memories of each important anniversary.

Enjoy a Romantic Picnic

Nothing says romance like a picnic with your bae. No matter if it’s in a nearby park, a faraway forest or on the beach, a picnic guarantees some real alone time with your beloved. Spend a few hours, or even the whole day, sipping on champagne in plastic cups and feeding grapes to each other. Laying hand in hand, looking up at clouds float by, you can look back on all the ups and downs you have shared in holy matrimony.

Plan an Exciting Trip Together

Travel is just one of those things that bring couples together. It’s an opportunity for both of you to reconnect and be intimate and romantic with one another, away from the worries and responsibilities of your everyday lives.

To celebrate those years of forming major life memories together, it’s time to create wonderful new memories on an exciting getaway. Choose a holiday that suits you best as a couple, whether you’re a romantic, nature-loving or an adventurous couple. How about a romantic luxury dining getaway to Rome? Or a global around-world adventure visiting the New 7 Wonders of the World? Or an exotic escape to the Galapagos islands?

With the world as your oyster, the possibilities on how and where to spend your wedding anniversary are endless.

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.


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