(Closed) First Anniversary Present

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

awww. I’m sorry you’re bummed. But I think it’s really sweet he had such forethought for the present though!!!

You can always study extra hard beforehand so you can enjoy the play.

Often times I enjoy our romantic dinner homes way more than going out. Cooking together, music, candles, dancing in the comfort of my own home. Dress up for it!

Do you know what you’re getting him yet? Maybe your gift to him can roll into a “special” celebration closer to your anni?

ETA: Tickets = paper for first anniversary! Bonus points for your husband! 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I got my husband tickets to a concert and the only time they were in the area was early that month but we still celebrated our anniversary and didn’t take anything away from it.

Yes the timing could be better but it is what it is.  Consider that night a break and enjoy yourself and your husband.  You are lucky because you get to celebrate it TWICE!! 

Your anniversary will be what you make of it; if you chin up, it’ll be fun. 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t think that counts as an anniversary present, frankly. It counts as a nice night out. A random night. Not an anniversary!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m trying to think of a nice way to say this. Your husband thought about it, planned ahead and purchased tickets for a play you want to see and you’re not happy with his choice?

You said ” that it’s kinda not really an anniversary present when it’s so much earlier”. Would you feel the same way if he got you a gift that you couldn’t use until later- say a weekend away in September?

I suggest you put your mind to what you can do to make your anniversary special- and it needn’t cost a lot of money. Think of some of the best times you’ve had. I’ll bet some of them were doing simple things together.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

You don’t have to spend tons of money to consider it a celebration.  Being together and acting goofy would be celebrating.  Cooking yourself a nicer meal than normal at home with your anniversary tier would be celebrating.  I get that we have one 1st anniversary so we set the bar higher than normal but it’s not worth setting the bar so high that you can’t enjoy it. 

We chose to go cheap so we made the food that we ate on our honeymoon: mini hamburgers and fries, Apple Pie sundae and hot chocolate.  There should have been pizza but I forgot and we were both stuffed after 1 mini burger.  As neat as it was to recreate everything, in the end I so would of just done something more simpler because instead of enjoying the day and spending it with DH, I was slaving away in the kitchen.  How fun is that?

Your anniversary will be what YOU make it.  I don’t think you are in a bad situation but try to make the best of it that you can.

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