Post # 1
DH’s cousin just celebrated their first wedding anniversary. They had a big celebration dinner at a restaurant and invited their respective families and members of the bridal party. From what I hear it was almost like another rehearsal dinner.
During their weekly phone call MIL asked DH why we never invite people over to celebrate our anniversary. As I thought about this I realized that the ILs always have invited us over to celebrate theirs. It’s not a big to-do, but we give them a card, grill and eat cake.
DH and I have been together almost 11 years and we’ve never done anything but an intimate dinner at a sit down restaurant. I like our little alone time especially since we both work and spend almost every other weekend with his family. DH said it would be nice to have family over (but he loves spending time with his family anyway), but says he enjoys the alone time as well. We both agreed that if it’s a big anniversary like 10, 25 or 50 then a big celebration like what his cousin had is more appropriate, but we’re not changing.
Just curious how other people do things.
Post # 2
We haven’t had our first anniversary yet, but that will be a day just for the two of us. And we’re typically people that like to celebrate everything with everyone, but no, anniversary is just for us.
Post # 3
tiki429: It’ll hopefully just be us! We’ll be making it romantic alone time. Maybe have a party for like 10/25/50 years
Post # 4
Our anniversary has always just been for us. I can see doing something bigger for milestone anniversaries, but generally, no, nobody else is included.
Post # 5
Just my husband and I. I don’t see the point in involving other people. Maybe if we ding 20 years or something.
<br />This year I’ll be celebrating alone since husband will be away at training.
Post # 6
Our dating anniversaries have always been just us. We haven’t had our first wedding anniversary yet, but we have discussed going back to the ranch we got married at with our family and friends. We can still also celebrate by ourselves.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON
We have been married for 6 years and we always celebrate our anniversary just the 2 of us. For a couple of the anniversarys we have gone away for a few days but usually we just dress up and go to a nice restaurant. It has always just been the 2 of us celebrating and I like it better that way. For Birthdays though, we usually include family in our plans.
Post # 8
Just the person I married! I think a wedding anniversary should be about the couple celebrating their marriage. A big party for milestone anniversaries is widely accepted but these are really supposed to be thrown for the couple, rather than the couple throwing one for themselves. That’s a bit like ‘come celebrate us with us’.
Of course that’s just how me and my husband see it. Plenty of people see weddings as being a celebration for the whole village so they might see anniversaries in a similar way.
Post # 9
tiki429: DH and I said we want to have a party for our 10th but that’s way in the future. I think everyone’s different and it’s up to you.
Post # 10
Today is our 1 year anniversary and we are celebrating alone 🙂
Post # 11
tiki429: I plan on our anniversaries being just us. Except MAYBE the big ones like 25+ and that’s only if someone throws it for us. I think anniversaries are more private and would like it to be just the two of us to celebrate.
Post # 12
tiki429: Just the two of us although we will include our children in the future. I would only have a party for a big anniversary like 25th or 50.
Post # 13
We had our first anniversary in August and we wanted to spend it alone so we did.
Post # 14
tiki429: Growing up, we celebrated our parent’s anniversaries and our grandparent’s anniversaries. Nothing huge, but we’d have a family dinner, the kids would give them little gifts. For example, my parents celebrated their 34th anniversary this year, so FI and I made them reservations at a new restaurant on the beach and paid for it and my brother and his girlfriend bought them movie tickets.
My parents always give me and my FI a little something on our anniversaries, same with my siblings. I send my sister an anniversary card, etc. I don’t know. My family likes to celebrate things. Any excuse to get together, have some wine, and eat some cake we are so totally down.
I don’t know if I’d throw this huge party…maybe for twenty-five and again for fifty? We did that for both parents and grandparent’s, so who knows.
Post # 15
It’s our first wedding anniversary today and we’re celebrating just us 2. I find it kind of strange when people have big celebrations for their own anniversary (except for milestone anniversaries, but those should be thrown for the couple, not by the couple).