(Closed) First Anniversary- what did you do/hope for?

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: What did you do on your first anniversary?
    Went on a trip - details below! : (21 votes)
    43 %
    Went on a trip to the same place as our honeymoon : (3 votes)
    6 %
    We said we'd go on a trip, but that didn't happen! : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Went out for a nice dinner : (11 votes)
    22 %
    Stayed in and enjoyed each other's company : (2 votes)
    4 %
    There was a surprise involved - details below! : (4 votes)
    8 %
    Nothing really - it was no big deal. : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee

    We hope to go to Italy for our 1 year πŸ™‚ Who knows if it will happen…but we can dream πŸ™‚

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We went to Cabo for a week the week before our anniversary.  We used our tax return to pay for it!  Hubs couldn’t get the week of our anniversary off because his coworker was getting married and going on his honeymoon!  The actual day of (yesterday!) we just stayed in and went out for a nice dinner.  I ordered a mini wedding cake at the bakery where we had our wedding cake made and we enjoyed that after dinner!

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We’re hoping to go on a trip.  We were low on money and took a minimoon to Savannah after the wedding and were grateful we could even do that.  Now my husband has an amazing job (seriously, our income has increased about five or six times).  So hopefully in March or possibly January if he finds out he can’t go in March, we’ll be heading over to Spain for a week or so.  So we’ll see but we’ll at least go out to dinner. 

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think it would be awesome to go on a trip but I don’t really think it will happen. Maybe if we had planned for it from the start, but we’d going to vegas this week (which happens to be over our 6 mo anniversary, yay!) and we’re doing NYC next May for a couple days at least… so I double we’ll have the funds to do another trip in Feb. I think I’d really just like to do a nice dinner. I don’t think we’ll get each other extravagent gifts. We did do a love letter ceremony though so I”m super super excited to open the letter! (we plan to write a new letter for each anniversary and read last year’s letter… so we’ll have one letter to each other for every year of marriage). 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My Fiance and I are already talking about this. We want to take a trip to Europe for our first anniversary. We’d like to take a foreign vacation before having children. If finances don’t permit a foreign vacation we might go to a ranch in Colorado for some relaxation. That was one of our honeymoon options that didn’t make the cut so it would be nice.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Darling Husband is supposed to be planning this (3 weeks away…) and I’m terrified! I keep telling him to plan something AMAZING but Darling Husband is the king of last minute and I hate the impending feeling of failure, lol! Our initial plan was to go to Costa Rica, but that got put off until December, and now I’m not sure we’re going to go at all.

    My plan was to to to a spa for the weekend and then have a picnic where we got married, but Darling Husband isn’t enthusiastic about the idea, so that’s how it all fell into his lap. We’ll see where the chips fall……..

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We’ll be heading back to the honeymoon resort in 33 days! πŸ™‚

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Hmm! Maybe we’ll fly back up to Annapolis and take advantage of the complimentary dinner that our venue provides for the first anniversary. And I like another bee’s idea of ordering a mini wedding cake! I missed out on eating mine and I highly regret that. Maybe Darling Husband will be okay with dropping in on the in-laws for a visit while we’re there, too (might as well!).

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Only about 3 weeks to go! We are going back to where we had our wedding reception (private room of a restaurant). I’m going to call them to see if they have a private party that night and if not, we want to sit in the same room.

    As for gifts, Darling Husband wants to be romantic and sentimental but I want to be realistic and get a mutual gift of a new laptop.

    My bday is 2 weeks later…he can personalize my gift then!

    I also want to (Corny alert!) put my dress back on when we get home and play our first dance song and just dance in the living room.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We are celebrating our 1-year in October – we have a little 3-day Groupon cruise that will run Sunday-Tuesday (Sunday is our actual anniversary), so the Saturday before we are going to the departing city, renting a nice hotel room in a Hilton resort, and celebrating with a bottle of chocolate-covered champagne we’ve been saving πŸ™‚ He actually brought up the idea of presents yesterday – so I’m getting him an Indigonight.com custom print of our wedding venue (he’s kind of into art, so I think he’ll love it) and he’s probably getting me jewelry πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We planned on going on a trip and that’s what we did. We weren’t sure what we wanted to do but we knew we wanted to go some where. We ended up going back to the city where we got married (we unexpectedly moved away about 4 months after we got married). We stayed two nights at a boutique hotel in a suite with our own private pool and jacuzzi tub. It was wonderful and relaxing. We went to all our favorite restaurants from when we lived there. The whole thing was fantastic and I’m glad we did a laid back kind of weekend get away.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee

    Hubs just took me to a nice dinner at Ruth Chris.  Our anniversary is only a few weeks after Valentine’s day and my husband surprised me with a weekend at the OpryLand Hotel for Valentine’s day so we didn’t need another big weekend so soon.  Next year for our two year anniversary we’ll probably go to the carribean.

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We are going to Disney World for our first annivesary next month. It’s our belated honeymoon since we were unable to take one after the wedding. We are so excited!

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We hope we’ll be home with a baby, or be big and pregnant.  We may plan a short getaway if we’re not. 

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