Post # 1
I can NOT believe next month is going to be my 1 year wedding anniversary already!! The last year of our lives have flown by so fast, and we’ve had many up’s and downs to say the least! I have no idea what to do for my Darling Husband as a wedding gift…he derserves the world for all the support and crap he has been through with me and my family this last year. I am generally a very sentimental home made gift, special dinner, big surprise kind of person (on our third day REAL date I packed up all his favorite snacks, sodas, and dinner in a cute picknick basket with a blanket and took him to the drive in movies as a complete suprise!) but after my year with my own medical issues, taking care of my poor sick grandma, and living a very different lifestyle than what I was used to….I am at a loss as to what to do…like I have lost all of my creativity!! I would love some insterpation and ideas from you wonderful bee’s! He loves video games, movies, LORT, Star Wars (For easter I got him a really cool star wars shirt) and all electronics…those are just some of the things he loves…but I just don’t know were to start! Please help!! And thank you in advance!
Post # 3
@Whitanella: My anniversary is two weeks from today! Do you want to go with the traditional “paper” theme? I found a really cute print on Etsy that is perfect as it is symbolic of our name and a song we played on our wedding. Do you have a favorite moment from your wedding? I started a thread last week about 1st anniversaries and there were some fun ideas there. Maybe you could print a wedding photo of you–his bride–and frame it in a frame that your husband would like? Or do you have a ticket stub or something on some form of paper that means a lot from this first year of marriage that you could frame?
Post # 4
@cafegirl, we have the same anniversary! I have some boudoir photos, but I’m not sure what to do with them… I mean, should I find a tasteful one to display in the bedroom? Or should I make a private photo album for him with them? Not sure….
Post # 5
@AnnaS: You could make him a photobook on MyPublisher. It’s super easy and they always have specials going on.
Post # 6
@cafegirl: I thought about it, and like I said my creativity is kind of just at a blah point. The idea of giving him a photo, or a photo book for our anniversary was an idea….how ever neither of us really like any of our wedding photos (Almost a year later and we don’t even have one up in the house) I love the idea of getting our wedding song printed up and framed though! Thank you for that idea, I really wanted to get my friend who sang at our wedding to do a special recording of it for us, but as of right now it is out of the question because his life is way to hectic!! We didn’t actaully get to do much of anything fun the first year of marriage because I was tied up alot at home taking care of my grandmother, but I LOVE that idea and wish I had something I could work with there!! Have you decided on what you are going to do for your anniversary?! And congrats on your 1 year!! It goes by so quickly, I hope you both enjoy the wonderful occasion!!
@AnnaS: I agree with @StephMay1609: a photo book would be a wonderful idea for your photos!! I also love shutterfly books…they arn’t the most high end quality (Beautifully leather bound) but they are great to work with!! Let us know what you decide to do!
Post # 7
I saw a really cute idea on pinterest where you take a deck of cards and make them into 52 things i love about you. We always end up buying cards when we travel because we forget to pack them. i havent decided if i would hand write the things or pretty them up on the computer.
Post # 8
@Whitanella: I love the idea of printing your wedding song and framing it! That sounds simple, beautiful, and meaningful. Do you have any ideas as to what you’ll do to celebrate your anniversary?
Thank you for the congrats! Yes, it really has gone by fast. I had all these fantasies of what my 1st year of marriage would look like–long breakfasts of waffles and coffee while we daydreamed about vacations and life, lots of romantic dinners, a cute, cozy house… but it was mostly real life with work and chores as well as some growning pains. We didn’t live together first so it was also challenging moving into his house. Yet there have were also many great times, just not my fantasy! I definately think 1 year is worth celebrating! I know you didn’t ask for a re-cap of my first year, but I felt reflective. To answer your question, on our anniversary, we are taking the day off from work and we’re going to get a couple’s massage. Then we’re going out for dinner at the restaurant we went to on our wedding night. It’s going to be a good day!
@AnnaS: Awesome! Yay for April 23rd! I thought it was interesting to celebrate my 2nd Easter as a married couple before our 1st anniversary. Of course, last Easter didn’t really feel like Easter as we were just married the day before! What are you doing for your anniversary?
Post # 9
@Mrs.Camera: That’s such a wonderful idea!! I wish my husband was into things like that…sadly he’d toss them into a drawer never to be seen again (We don’t play any types of card games) But it’s sooo cute and unique!!!!
@cafegirl: I know that feeling all to well…life just takes over and its never the fantasy we build up in our minds…But its wonderful and magical in its own right anyway!! It sounds like you guy’s are going to have a wonderful anniversary!! I don’t know what to do as of yet….He would really like to go to Disneyland…which is a fantastic idea so I am working on seeing if we are going to be able to work it out. Other wise, I think a nice romantic dinner out, and maybe booking the room we had as our honey moon sweet ( after the wedding although we had an amazing room, and our amazing friends decked it out for us) we kind of just passed out and left early the next morning!! So I have some ideas floating about, but nothing is set in stone!
Post # 10
I don’t want to thread jack, but this might help the OP too. Our first anniversary is just around the corner as well. Does anyone have any masculine gift ideas I could get for my DH? I’ve seen some great suggestions, but they all seem to be things women would like better than men (like pictures, poems, etc.). I don’t want to get him something he will think is silly or sort-of sweet but useless. I’m considering boudoir photos, but they would be expensive and he might just look at them once then put them in a drawer (he has mentioned that he doesn’t know why he needs pictures when he has the real thing). I don’t care about sticking to the traditional paper/clock theme, but I would like it to be something special that would fit into a personal theme I could continue through the years. I appreciate any suggestions.
Post # 11
For my One Year I got our baker to make the top tier of our wedding cake again. We didn’t save any cake from the wedding. We thought that was tooooo gross!! I then invited family and friends over to celebrate with us. I had it around 2 on a Saturday, so I just fed everyone punch and cake. He was so surprised and loved it!