(Closed) Have you ever forgotten your anniversary? Is it important to you?

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
1578 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

We celebrate it, because it’s not just the day we started dating, it’s also the day we met and the day he thought to himself, “Man, I think I could fall in love with this girl” (his words, not mine). It’s a special day to us. We go out to eat and give each other gifts… However once we get married we won’t give gifts on our dating anniversary. Last year he gave me pearls and I gave him an autographed football (Nick Saban). This year I’m going to make him something.


ETA: If someone asked me on December 3rd how long Fiance and I had been together, I would say, “Tomorrow will be three years!” not just three years.

Post # 4
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think it’s only important because you make the time to spend together…. it’s a given date night.  I think it’s more important to just have time together… we don’t really keep track of all the anniversary dates of everything …. we just try to have a nice date night every couple of weeks.

Post # 5
3263 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

It’s hard for us to forget, since it’s on New Year’s Day. We usually go out a few days before or a few days after. If anyone asks at that point we’ll just say 6 years.

Post # 6
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, I definitely forgot our dating anniversary this year. We usually do, since we don’t have a specific day, just a “middle of October.”

Post # 7
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yes it is important to us; not as much as it used to be though.


Money is very tight these days so we don’t go all out like we used to. Now that we are engaged we are focusing more on the wedding.

We do go out to dinner though.

Post # 8
3621 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh yea, we totally forgot our dating anniversary this year… We made up for it on our wedding anniversary. We’ll stop celebrating the dating one once we’ve been married longer than we dated. 

Post # 9
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t even know our technical “dating” anniversary. There is a specific outing in our mind that I guess we both consider when we became “a couple”, since we were just super close friends before then, but I don’t remember the specific day on the calendar. We’ll just celebrate our wedding anniversary, now, so there’s no need for it, anyway.

Post # 10
1542 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

well… we always forget the dates of everything, lol. But since we are just going to have our 1st anniversary… i dont think i’ll forget it… but who knows lol.


Post # 11
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I used to be all gung ho for our dating anniversary, but last year, I was so stressed with the wedding, I really didn’t care about it anymore.  When Darling Husband had the opportunity to go to a concert featuring one of his favourite bands, I said go for it.  That being said, it was an out of town concert, so I tagged along for the road trip, and we stayed in the city for another night, but yeah, I really didn’t care like I once would have. 

Our wedding anniversary will be another story though…

Post # 12
6739 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve never been with someone for 3 years straight without breaking up.  So, to me – our 3 year anniversary this year is very important.  We will definitely be celebrating.  It’s right around Christmas time, so I plan on getting him a bunch of different gifts for Christmas and our 3 year anni. 

Post # 13
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

To be honest, the only reason I remember ours is because its FI’s birthday and I kind of have to remember that. I’ve never been good with anniversaries, or even birthdays or just days in general.

Post # 14
1551 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our dating anniversary?  I don’t even know what that is.  I suppose I could figure it out if I got out my calendar from then, but I guess neither of us find it that important.  We know it was sometime in June…but that’s about it. 

I guess now that we are married, it’s the wedding anniversary that seems important to us.  And though the first one was kind of a big deal (we went to the restaurant where we went on our first date and on the night he proposed), this year, we both kind of forgot about it a few days before.  We did go out to dinner, but it was pretty low key.

Post # 15
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Haha YES!!! To be honest, we have spent the last 5 years trying to figure out when our anniversary is. We decided on a day at one point, and I completely forgot and went along assuming we just didn’t have an official anniversary to celebrate.

I woke up on the morning of our 5th anniversary with chocolates and flowers. I was sooo confused!!! He had to explain before I realised it was our “anniversary”… It was one of the sweetest things my SO has done.. he usually has a terrible memory.. But he remembers the special things!

So – I definately need to make up next year 😀

Post # 16
741 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We have 3 anniversaires now – when we met, when we got a civil union (needed to for a visa), and now when we got married. I always remember all 3, but we just celebrate the most recent one so now we’ll do something in May. Usually we don’t do anything big, maybe just a nice dinner at home or at a restaurant. I think this upcoming year for our first wedding anniversary we might take a long weekend and go somewhere to celebrate. 

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