(Closed) Celebrating dating anniversary?

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I wouldn’t take the day off without hubs, if it were me. Maybe you guys could do something special that day, like go out to dinner or something like that?

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

Taking a day off is a big deal for us (mostly because we only have 10 days for the entire year).  What about planning a special dinner – either at home or out?  That way, you can still commemorate the day, but it’s a little more low-key.  Have you started to think about how you are celebrating your 1-year anniversary?  Maybe channel the desire to celebrate into that 1-year wedding event vs. the dating anniversary? 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

now that we are married, we dont celebrate our dating anniversary. we will only celebrate our wedding anniversary.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsSl82be:I agree. A special dinner should be enough since you’re now married. FWIW, we don’t celebrate our dating anniversary.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I hoard my time off like crazy so I wouldn’t take a day off.

Our first dating anniversary past marriage we did celebrate but it was because it was a decade and special enough to make an exception. I think in future years we plan to acknowledge with a special dinner at home but no gifts.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My Fiance and I celebrate our dating anniversary every year.  Even if it falls on a Wednesday we always treat ourselves to king crab legs, wine and dessert and make it a “staying-in-for-a-date-night” – the fact we only do this particular date once a year makes it special and worth the extra expense.  Maybe do something like that, it doesn’t need to be an elaborate celebration, just something that signifies it’s special to you?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

we don’t celebrate our dating anniversary now that we’re married.  we have plenty of other reasons to go out to nice dinners: birthdays, promotions, holidays, etc. 

we have our secret “real” wedding day, and our “public” wedding day. now that the public day has come and gone, we’ll only be celebrating that.  I hope that doesn’t bite me in the ass one day (like if the IRS needs to know when we were married and I tell them the wrong date!)

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper

We still recognize our dating anniversary a little bit. When you’re together for six years before you get married, it’s hard to start back at “one” year!

However, our dating anniversary is really close to our wedding anniversary (purposefully), so I’m sure there won’t be any big celebrations. But we’ll definitely recognize that we’ve been together for seven years by then!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m in the same situation, tomorrow it will be 6 years together and I’m planning a nice dinner for him when he gets back from work. Just dinner but we’d still be recognizing it. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We just celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary then 4 days later was our 5 year dating anniversary. We just sang happy anniversary to each other on our dating anniversary. We had planned on going to a ski resort, but we skipped it. IDK what we will do in the future, but where our wedding & dating anniversary are only 4 days apart we don’t see the need to do something BIG again 4 days later. But for the big ones like 10, 20, ect we will prob plan something!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We still acknowledge our dating anniversary, but I wouldn’t say we really celebrate it.  We usually go out to dinner at the restaurant where we had our first date.

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