(Closed) Anniversaries – Who organises it?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Who organises your anniversary celebrations?
    My SO usually does : (4 votes)
    9 %
    I usually do : (12 votes)
    26 %
    We take it in turns (I do one year, he does the next) : (4 votes)
    9 %
    We both plan the celebration, each year (Joint effort) : (23 votes)
    49 %
    We don't celebrate our anniversaries : (4 votes)
    9 %
    Other (please elaborate!) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    3668 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I usually organize celebrations and vacations. He is a bit disorganized and tends to procrastinate (i.e. last valentine’s day, it occured to him the day beforehand to take me out to dinner at this restaurant we’ve been wanting to go to… reservations for which fill a week in advance at least).

    Wedding planning should be a hoot, lol. Undecided

    Post # 5
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We tend to do either take turns or a joint effort. I think guys get the short end of the stick as they have to bethe ones to plan it or get a gift and I think it’s a bit unfair.

    Post # 6
    3471 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    We trade off, but it’s not really a “formal” thing– it just depends on who has a good idea for what to do, or how we want to do it.  For example, 1 year my husband planned a weekend trip to Monterey; another year I booked us reservations at a super fancy restaurant we’d both been wanting to go to; Another year he planned a full day of fun in San Francisco covering all of our favorite parts; this past year we did a nice dinner, and I surprised him with a hunting trip to Texas (he got the trip, I got a freexer full of wild game, so it was really a present for both of us).  

    It just depends on where we are each year and who has more time to think about such things. 

    Post # 7
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I don’t know…I was hoping he’d plan a proposal this year. 2 weeks til and we have no plans..I did last year.

    Post # 8
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    One of usually brings it up and we make a general plan, eg which restaurant to go to, should we see a movie, etc. THEN we surprise each other with gifts and stuff!

    Post # 10
    4583 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We plan together.

    Post # 11
    1030 posts
    Bumble bee

    In our four years, we’ve never celebrated an anniversary.

    we decided right at the start of our relationship that the first one we’d celebrate would be our first wedding anniversary.

    he has said that he would like to go to a different country each year to celebrate, and as we live in the UK, popping to Europe is easy! i’m going to let him organise them, and he’s going to book it all, take me to the airport and not tell me where we’re going until i see the destination at the gate.

    Post # 12
    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We usually start talking about it a few weeks beforehand. “Oh, our anniversary is on the 4th, were you thinking about anything specific?” “No, did you have anything you wanted to do?” “I hadn’t really thought about it.” Rinse and repeat until one of us finally goes “I made reservations at X restaurant, is that cool.” “Yeah, that’s great!”

    So yeah, it’s a joint effort that we kinda trade off on.

    Post # 13
    3639 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Anniversaries are kind of a quite time for us, we’ll both talk about what we want to do if we do something. 


    But we do take turns doing something for Valentine’s Day which I really like. 🙂

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