(Closed) How do you celebrate your anniversary?

posted 9 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

We had our 2-yr first date-aversary in January & went to Sabor in Plymouth – it was total romantic wonderfulness – who woulda thunk (Plymouth??!!) hee hee (we live there) and if you were to do that I HIGHLY recommend going to The Vine afterwards, it’s a fabulous wine bar on Court Street (the main st in Ply). Here are the links:
http://www.sabordining.com/ and http://www.thevineplymouth.com/

We are regulars at The Vine, if you choose something else for your anniversary, I would definitely recommend checking it out at some point, in the summer it’s fabulous, they have an outdoor patio overlooking Brewster Gardens, and live music outside on Friday & Saturday nights.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We used to celebrate by going out to dinner, but now that we are married we’ve decided to only celebrate the wedding anniversary.  Ours is coming up in 6 months!  We’ve booked a vacation at Sandals in the Bahamas (we did Sandals Ocho Rios, Jamaica for our honeymoon).  I think that going on vacation is going to be our tradition — I love it!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Newport – our three year dating anniversary is tomorrow and we’ll be going out in Boston on Friday.   I’m not sure where we’re going – it’s a surprise!!  We typically do a dinner and a gift and a nice card, I’m all about nice well written cards. 

I can definitely suggest a few places … not sure how you feel about seafood but the LTK – Legal Test Kitchen – in South Boston on the waterfront is a really fun little place not too expensive and really fun. If you’re looking for fancy/expensive Morton’s Steakhouse is right in that same area as well.

We typically like places that are more relaxed though — I know it will sound so silly to a Bostonian, but when was the last time you went to Cheers?  Not the one in Faneuill, but the real one!  It’s actually a really fun and nice restaraunt. We’ve been to a few places on Newbury as well but those get pricey. We both love Mexican so Cactus Club is a favorite. Out in Brookline in Washington Square is the Fireplace … mmmm so good. Or spanish tapas at Tasca … ha! as you can see I have a lot of favorite places, let me know if you want anymore suggestions. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

we have a tradition for our dating anniversary… we went to Olive Garden for our 1 year anniversary when we were in high school and have kept it going all these years later. its our little "thing" i guess, and i love it! 😉

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

My fiance and I have already decided how we are going to celebrate or anniversary every year, starting with our wedding day. We are going to exchange a unique bottle of wine as wedding gifts.. we will then save these until our first anniversary to open. On that anniversary we will open the bottles but exchange new ones for the next year… we both love trying new wines and I think this is a fun idea for celebration without worrying about outdoing each other with gifts! I’m sure we will go to dinner to celebrate as well.. but I like the idea of building our wine collection and having something special to look forward to each year!

Post # 8
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Busy bee

If we can manage the time and money, we’d like to celebrate our anniversary the same way calioc is celebrating – by taking a vacation!  If we can’t get away for a nice, long vacation, then we’ll probably opt for a short weekend getaway close by.  A mini-anniversary moon!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

@caliocteach – I don’t mean to hijack the thread but I was wondering if you are worried about travelling to the Bahamas in the summer, with the hurricane season.  Thanks for your input!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

emileee – We went to Jamaica for our honeymoon and had no issues.  It rained a little bit on our last night there, but it was still very warm.  As for it being hurricane season, Sandals has a return trip guarantee if there is a hurricane that ruins your trip.  Yes, the risk is there, but you are also getting a much cheaper rate at that time of year. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We went to a new crepe restaurant in Burlington and were supposed to go ice skating but when we got there the place was closed for a tournament (I HAD checked on their website prior and they were supposed to be open for free skate).  The restaurant was not busy anyway so it was really relaxing to just be able to sit and talk.  We had a wonderful time!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

It’s funny, we’ve never celebrated our anniversary, probably because neither of us know EXACTLY when it is. We’ll probably celebrate our wedding anniversary annually though once we’re married.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We usually try to go on a weekend trip or something like that since our dating anniversary is just 3 days before my birthday, so it’s always a combo thing to cover the span of those few days.  Our dating anniversary is actually next month (it’ll be 6 years).  It actually ends up on Easter this year, so there’s been a little arguing about it.  My hubby’s family is big on celebrating Easter, my family not so much, and he wants to do the Easter thing and says we shouldn’t count our dating anniversary anymore.  I told him I still want to celebrate it because it’s the day that everything started and we can do smaller trips locally and save bigger trips for our wedding anniversary.  He finally agreed to that.  Now with the Easter situation, it’s just more complicated, though.  I say we skip Easter and do what we normally do…it’s like our tradition and Easter it more his parent’s tradition and now that we are married it’s time to start our own.  He wants to go to the Easter thing and celebrate the next day (can’t the day before because he’s at work).  What would you all do about it?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@Humarock – Happy Anniversary (belated 🙂

@Newport – I know…the weather on top of a long drive makes it…ugh…this time of year…we went out to dinner & then came right back home tonight..it was still 45 degrees out but the wind was awful! At the last minute I remembered it was Lent so I had to switch from buffalo tenders to fish & chips….ahhhh…the joys of being Irish and Catholic.

If you do a day trip to Plymouth let me know…we live right by the "downtown" area if you have questions about anything…or if y’all wanna meet up for a drink. 🙂

AND Happy Anniversary to you & your honey!!!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

@Lillindy….oh wow…that is a conundrum! I never really thought about it until I read your post. I’m in the same boat with you, not a big deal for my parents & I (when I was a child it was coz we lived in Ireland)…my mum was home last weekend so she brought us Easter eggs (Cadbury’s Flake & Crunchie eggs..YAYYYY) but we don’t do the whole "family Easter thing" here coz it’s just the 3 of us…but Mr H’s family do a whole big dinner & egg hunt (he has younger siblings)….not a big deal right now but his b-day is end of March & I am planning a weekend away for us….I think this year we’re okay with that..but I just realized it could possibly fall on Easter some year…urgh…I like to make a big deal out of his b-day coz his family do not (10 kids….understandable)….

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