First Wedding Anniversary Ideas (Poll)

posted 8 months ago in Married Life
  • poll: What did you do for your first Wedding Anniversary ?
    Nothing, its just another day! : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Did something big like a trip, gifts, etc : (34 votes)
    45 %
    Did something small like go on a date, dinner, ertc : (36 votes)
    48 %
    Did something else (please comment below :) ) : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 16
    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    We went on a vacation (on a budget!) and it was very memorable and romantic. Rented a cabin in the woods, had a nice dinner out and went sightseeing

    Honestly if I was in your shoes I would skip their breakfast. I get that life happens but this is your first wedding anniversary and its important to you (you’ve made that clear in your pickle). The day is about you and your Darling Husband. Will you look back and regret not giving it more thought/time with DH? If not then go forward with your original plan, do something small like lunch or dinner and thats it. Not saying you need to go all out or do anything at all, but if you think you’ll regret it then maybe rethink it. If yes then reconsider the arrangement. Can you travel back a day later or arrange a much later flight so that you two can spend more of the day just being together and not be in all the stress of travelling?

    Post # 17
    2619 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    We were in two weddings the weekend of our anniversary…. so we were really tired.  We went out for brunch and got a desert from the bakery that made our wedding cake.  We have a fun day just relaxing.

    Post # 18
    3307 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

    mrsnitti17 :  We’ve done a big trip for each anniversary so far and I hope to stick with the trend. We only took a mini-moon directly after our wedding; it was a destination wedding and we stayed for the weekend after our Friday morning wedding. So for our first anniversary, we took our “real” honeymoon to Disney and Bermuda. We just got back from a Western Mediterranean cruise for our second anniversary. We tend to travel toward to end of May due to our work schedules, even though our anniversary is at the end of April. You can always celebrate at a later date! It doesn’t make it less special 🙂 

    Post # 20
    1025 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    mrsnitti17 :  We had the same thing happen to us except last minute D.H. couldn’t join so I went alone to the wedding (international flight required) and we spent our first wedding anniversary on different continents.

    We just let is go and figured we’d have many more to celebrate. This year (for our second anniversary) we’re doing a 10 day hiking trip in Scotland. We were planning the trip anyway and the dates that work best happen to be over our anniversary but to me that’s just an excuse to go out for a nice dinner after a great hike 😀

    Post # 21
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    This is the coolest gift I have seen. It is a sketch of your dress, his suit, bouquet, etc. My husband gave me one, after someone in our family received one. Now we all have one. Here is the company They are super sweet to work with and the detail is just amazing. Good luck in our search! <3

    Post # 22
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    We purposely got married in the summer so we could go on “anniversary trips” (we’re both teachers). So essentially all of our vacations are celebrating our anniversaries! 

    Post # 23
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2018

    It is understandable why you would feel that you should be at the breakfast the next day, but everyone who matters would understand why you weren’t there. I would give your sister a nice card specifically for the next day to welcome her to married life. She will understand (if not that day, on a year!) how important it is to carve out time to celebrate your special moments with your husband. 

    Post # 24
    2728 posts
    Sugar bee

    mrsnitti17 :  Haven’t celebrated our first yet, but had a few suggestions for you

    1. Are your flights already booked? Could you extend a day or so to enjoy a little more time together before you go home?

    2. What about your hotel? Could you upgrade to a fancy suite for one night? Does it have a spa that you could book in massages for a couple hours somewhere over the weekend?

    3. Bring a small gift with you. 

    4. You could give him tickets for something at a later date (baseball game, concert etc.) 

    5. Stop and pick up a small cake from a grocery store just for the two of you to share in your hotel room. Then go out to dinner next weekend. You could also add in some baloons and stuff to decorate the room. 


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