Post # 1
I’m just wondering if I’m the only one out there…my DH and I decided that since we were married last November that we will no longer ‘formally’ celebrate our dating anniversary. The day still has a lot of sentimental value…but I figure now we have a wedding anniversary! In the past he’s always gotten me flowers, took me to a nice dinner, etc. Today is technically what would have been our 3 year dating anniversary. I was talking to my sister and she said it’s important to her for her and her husband to still celebrate BOTH their dating and wedding anniversary. How do you ladies feel about it? 🙂
Post # 3
We were together 10 years before getting married so our dating anniversary is pretty significant for us. We have friends that share that date too so we always do dinner or something with them. We just got married so we’ll see how it goes over the years but we don’t plan on dropping it!
Post # 4
We don’t do much for our dating annivrsary (actually can’t really pinpoint when we started dating, it was a neighbors –> friend –> dating kinda deal. I do know the date of the day we met, so sometimes we celebrate that day.
To me the wdding anniversary is just something extra that happend, at some arbitrary date, and not something I’d put much effort into. But that’s maybe because we’ve known each other for so long.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House
We got engaged after less than a year of dating…so we’ve never celebrated an anniversary!
Post # 6
Ours is on Valentine’s Day so yes, we continue to celebrate every year. Haha.
Post # 7
We got married about 3 months after our 9th dating aniversary. So, this year will mark 10 years as a couple. DH doesn’t quite see the point in it but I’ve insisted we do something special for this dating aniversary and then we can let it go by the wayside. To me 10 years together is much more important than 1 year married.
Post # 8
We started dating/met on NYE so yes we still celebrate our anniversary of that. 🙂 Most of our events fall on weekends so its easy to remember and celebrate, thougth nothing huge, every year.
- Met on New Year’s Eve
- Engaged on Black Friday
- Married on Sunday before Memorial Day
Post # 9
We celebrate it, but not formally.
Post # 10
@starlight1222: Well, we’re not married yet, but we’re hoping to book our dating anniversary! If we end up with a different wedding day, however, I would hope to celebrate both anniversaries.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We celebrate both, but our wedding anniversary gets the bigger celebration. To celebrate our dating anniversary we go to the restaurant where we had our first date and sit at “our” table. The guy who is now the head server was our server on our first date, and he really takes care of us. Last year for our 1st wedding anniversary we took a long weekend trip. Not sure what we are doing this year.
Post # 12
We still celebrate our dating anniversary because we were together a long time before we got married. We only got married a year and a half ago, but have been together for 8 years. It feels like losing a chunk of our time together to not celebrate the length of the entire relationship.
I’d feel differently if we had married sooner, like under 2 years.
Post # 13
@starlight1222: I think we’ll celebrate both. FI loves any reason to go out to dinner haha! But seriously, both are very special days. I think in the past people got married so quickly that their wedding anniversary felt like the beginning but for many of us nowadays we are together a long time before we get married, so our beginning is long before our wedding!
Post # 14
I know we’re dropping all but one of our anniversaries (we don’t celebrate Valentine’s day, but the day we met was 2/13, so we’re going to keep that as an excuse to do something around that time) and celebrating only the wedding anniversary. I’m just curious how the counting will work. Technically we’d be celebrating 1 year, but we’ve been dating 8.5 years. Which one do you say?
Post # 15
Yes, but they are the same day.
Post # 16
We don’t do anything special for our “dating anniversary”, but we always acknowledge it… It’s actually coming up, we’ll probably go get dinner somewhere, but that’s not out of the ordinary.