(Closed) Do you expect your family/DH’s family to acknowledge your anniversary?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I definitely anticipate that my family will acknowledge our anniversary — especially my Mom & sister.  But I wouldn’t be mad if they didn’t, I just know them.  I don’t have any idea if FI’s family will acknowledge it, and it doesn’t really matter to me.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

Not an expectation but my family is super on top of things.  We just hit our 3rd and got cards from both my mom and my bro’s family.  My mom rocks and sends us money every year to go out and celebrate.  Not that we can’t afford to do that on our own – but it’s very sweet of her.  My s-i-l just lives her life putting martha stewart to shame…. I’ve given up trying to be as ‘with it’ as she is 🙂

Hubby’s family did post some FB comments – but only cause my status had something to do with it.  Not sure if that counts!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Definitely not. It’s my anniversary, not theirs. 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i don’t expect them to acknowledge it.  like amandalynn said, “it’s my anniversary, not theirs”

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I wouldn’t be mad if they didn’t but it would be hard for me to imagine them forgetting.  We’re the first kid married off on both sides and the wedding was at his parents house and they still have our cake for our 1 year anniversary and some other gifts that we haven’t moved in with us yet.  His mom is super organized so I don’t think she would forget and I just don’t think my parents would forget.  I don’t think we’ll get anniversary gifts or anything but I think we’ll get some phone calls. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

No?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I was just thinking that my dad would be the person I would most expect to not say anything but he still calls his parents every year on their anniversary and we call my parents on their anniversary so yup I guess I would be surprised if all our parents didn’t bring it up without any prodding from anyone else.  Our siblings I’m not so sure about.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

my parents always give my brother a gift certificate to the place they got married for their anniversary. so yes, i’m assuming they’re going to acknowlege it, and give a gift! i don’t know about my in laws though… i’m sure they’ll say happy anniversary but i’m not expecting anything else from them.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Our moms will, but other than that, not really. I honestly don’t want our families making a big deal out of OUR anniversary. It’s our day to celebrate just us… they got to celebrate with us at our wedding! 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I think that is a personal holiday just between the two people.  Maybe later your kids will celebrate with you.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

We got cards from both sets of parents, as well as emails from his brother and aunt.  Personally, I thought that was kind of weird – do I now have to remember his brother’s wedding anniversary every year?  I hope not!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Nah I don’t expect anyone to really care but my Fiance.  That’s all that matters to me!  But of course I wouldn’t mind if they did remember:)

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Nope…I doubt my family or his would do anything for our anniversary…plus we’ll be on an island celebrating anyway Laughing

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

No way.  I don’t know when anyone else’s is.  It is OURs, so I don’t mind if no one else cares.  However, we are going to renew our vows every year.

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