(Closed) married now – still celebrate dating anniversary???

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Now that you're married, do you still celebrate your dating anniversary and give a gift?
    We celebrate and give gifts : (0 votes)
    We celebrate but do not give gifts : (24 votes)
    44 %
    We don't celebrate but give gifts : (0 votes)
    We don't celebrate or give gifts : (22 votes)
    41 %
    We dance on rainbows while riding unicorns :) : (8 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 17
    7086 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m not even sure when our dating anniversary is. I think it’s sometime in spring. So, no, we won’t be celebrating it and wouldn’t if we knew it. Just not our thing. 

    Post # 18
    8373 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We met in person just five months prior to becoming engaged (we connected online about two and a half months prior to that, however) and were married 11 months later, so we never celebrated the anniversary of our first date.

    Post # 19
    2748 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Glasgowbound:  Okay so we will be celbrating a few things lol 🙂 

    Our date anniversary(because we have always done it and I like celebrating the years together)

    Our wedding anniversary (we had a civil ceremony)

    Our sybolic ceremony (which we were smart and put on the same day as our civil ceremony, same month and day but different year)

    Post # 20
    7960 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    we never really celebrated out dating anniversary.  i am not even sure of the exact date.  some time in july.

    Post # 21
    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Glasgowbound:  Our 5 year daating anniversary was yesterday and we celebrated with a bottle of wine and wathcing our fave hockey team on tv. Nothing too fancy, but we do acknowledge it.

    Post # 22
    895 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I voted that we celebrate. Really, we just use it as an excuse to go eat out. Nowhere fancy. We may go for steak this year, just cuz we like the steakhouse down the road, but it’s not really a special place. Next year will be 10 years dating…I get the feeling we’ll mark it by ordering both drinks *and* dessert. Hahaha.


    Post # 23
    704 posts
    Busy bee

    We continue to consider our dating anniversary as our main anniversary since we feel it odd to suddenly stop acknowledging all the time we were together before we formalized our commitment through marriage. (Although the wedding date is significant, we were already very serious about our relationship before our wedding.)

    We’ve never given anniversary presents, but we try to do something nice together. So far we’re doing nice things on both anniversaries, but we’ll likely do something extra special for this dating anniversary since it’ll mark a decade of us being together 🙂

    Post # 24
    4097 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @Glasgowbound:  I doubt we’ll be celebrating our dating anniversary anymore. I think it would take away from our wedding anniversary, which we of course consider more significant than our dating anniversary. 

    Post # 25
    1374 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    It’s an excuse for us to go out to dinner, so I think we will continue to celebrate it. Nothing extravagant, just our favorite mom and pop Italian place probably. Bring our own wine, and the entrees are reasonably priced, so even with dessert, tax, and tip I think we will get out under $30. No gifts, though.

    Post # 26
    2835 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We acknowledge it and may make a nice meal or something.  But our dating anniversary is really close to V day so we do not give gifts but kinda roll it into our V day celebration.

    Post # 27
    6593 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    We celebrated our last dating anniversary this past July.  We are so glad to let it go since it’s in the middle of the summer and it’s unbearably hot to do anything during that time of year.  We chose a November wedding date so we could enjoy great weather every year for our anniversary.

    Post # 28
    3683 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    This year we went on a nice dinner date.  We may or may not have done small gifts (I can’t remember! lol).


    Post # 29
    7813 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @Glasgowbound:  We do, but my husband is a romantic sap. I can’t even tell you how many anniversaries he acknowledges. However, I get a nice homemade dinner out of it so why not 😛

    Post # 30
    762 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    No, but I also do not celebrate my wedding one, and I did not really celebrate the dating one when we were dating. 

    Post # 31
    3997 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We’re not married yet, but plan to celebrate our dating anniversary when we are (: We’ll only give gifts on our married anniversary though.

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