(Closed) Anniversary/Father’s Day on same day

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Aw, that kind of sucks! We are going to be celebrating Father’s day a week late because we have to take a trip to Austin to see everyone…would it work for your families to just postpone Father’s day a week? Or even celebrate on Friday or Sat?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m in the same boat! We’re celebrating both on the same day (we’re expecting, so it’s our first Father’s Day) as I think they are both really fun, special events and we can acknowledge both. We have an anniversary cake and we have gifts to exchange, and then I’ll give him something for Father’s Day. As it turns out, my birthday is the next day, so we have a busy few days!

Do what you feel comfortable doing, but I don’t think celebrating both takes away from your anniversary at all. Have fun!

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Couldn’t you celebrate fathers day during the day (maybe with a BBQ) and your anniversary in the evening (maybe go out to dinner/movie/etc).

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My FI and I have always been big fans of rescheduling our birthday’s and anniversaries.  Life and work often get in the way of being able to do what you want to do on the day you want to do it, so we would often make alternate plans for the following weekend or a time that worked better for us.  If you still want a special “just the two of you” day, why not do it another weekend?  It is also nice that you get to extend your anniversary celebration by a few more days. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

ejs, we are getting married the day before fathers’ day, so I’m sure we will run into this in the future.  Luckily we are pretty lax about when we celebrate mothers & father’s day.  We’ll probably spend the day before & morning of with dad, then go on a date in the evening.

We might possibly do a weekend trip in the future (winery or camping) We’d take off Friday, then come back sunday morning & celebrate with dad.

You could always ask your dad if you could celebrate later this week or next weekend.

BTW.. happy anniversary!!!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I don’t know if this helps, but my Grandparents anniversary used to fall on Father’s Day occasionally.  They always had a big combined anniversary/Father’s Day brunch party with the whole family.  It was a nice celebration for everyone. 

If you wanted to celebrate separately, you could always do a brunch or lunch with your dads and then a dinner with the two of you?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I totally understand your frustration.  My FI’s parents got married on Christmas Eve and always want us to celebrate Christmas with them on THAT day because they like to have Christmas Day with their friends like they have done for like 30 years.  Except that now I’m in the picture, sometimes it works out better for my family to have it on Christmas Eve since and it’s just a pain in the butt.

IMO, this is your first anniversary and I don’t think it’s too much to ask for a nice day together—Father’s Day or not.  In my family we hold the person’s birthday as  a higher priority than the specific parent day’s, but that’s just mine.  We always try to make it if we can, but if we can’t we can’t and we always call, send a card, whatever.  I think because your husband’s family all live in town they just automatically assume you SHOULD be there no matter that it’s your 1st Wedding Anniversary.  Realy though, an hour’s drive is not short, I experience that if I have to see family so I get that.  I think if this were any other anniversary it probably wouldn’t be such a thorn but the first year is a big milestone I think!!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

EJS,

I hear you on the day of thing. My Husband’s family is like that and mine is not.

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Although we are not married yet, our dating Anniversary fell on Father’s Day last year. We went to breakfast and celebrated Father’s Day with both families, and then at night we celebrated our anniversary. If you seperate the two further enough it is easy enough to get away with. Good luck!

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I just saw your last post….is there anyway that you can celebrate your anniversaray a day early on saturday? That way you would have the whole day and can still do family things on Sunday?

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