Post # 1
Looking at another thread and then my husband and our upcoming dating anniversary got me to thinking..
Do you married bees celebrate your dating anniversary and your wedding anniversary or only your wedding anniversary?
Unmarried bees: What do you plan on doing?
Our dating anniversary will be coming up the end of July. We will have been dating for 7 years. We got married at the end of June. We thought about just going to dinner, maybe a card, but not doing anything really big.
Last year in fact we forgot about our anniversary — we realized it together one night and just laughed about it.
Post # 3
I think we will recognize our dating anniversary (mostly because it is the day before Valentine’s day and less than a week before FI’s brithday), but we certainly won’t celebrate it since it has been such a pain in the butt to celebrate during our “Happy Valentine’s Day! Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary!” dinners.
Post # 4
When our dating anniversary passed, I asked DH what we were going to do to celebrate (and what he got me, lol) and he said nothing, because it’s not our anniversary anymore. He refuses to celebrate our dating anniversary now that we’re married and I can’t really say that I blame him. We still acknowledged the day but we didn’t do anything to celebrate.
Post # 5
We will be turning our anniversary into our wedding date so we will still only have the one to celebrate.
Post # 6
Our wedding anniversary is 15 days off from our dating anniversary. We were married last year, and returned from our honeymoon on our dating anniversary, so we kind of “celebrated” (more like, turned to each other and grinned). Since they’re so close together, I think we’ll only celebrate our wedding anniversary. But since this year will be 10 years on our dating anniversary, I feel inclined to point it out! At least maybe by making him dinner at home and celebrating in private. 😀
Post # 7
We’ll most likely still acknowledge our dating anniversary – more like, “Hey, we’ve been together 6 years today!” But no gifts or special nights out or anything. We’ll celebrate on our wedding anniversary.
Post # 8
we don’t really have a dating anniversary. we went got engaged days after meeting in person. before that we were just online friends. we will just celebrate our wedding anniversary (after we get married).
Post # 9
We’ll celebrate both. Our 6 year ‘dating’ anniversary just passed a couple months ago, and our 1st wedding anniversary will be later this year. Always a good excuse for wine & steaks!
Post # 10
We’ve talked about celebrating both. For our dating anniversary, we always have pizza & wine as a throwback to our first date (poor college students). So I think for our wedding anniversary, we’ll probably go a little fancier like most people do for anniversaries.
Post # 11
We only celebrate our wedding anniversary (which is tomorrow!) now that we are married.
Post # 12
We never celebrated the dating anniversary, so we’ll only celebrate the wedding anniversary!
Post # 13
I voted we celebrate both since they’re the same. 🙂
Post # 14
We’re getting hitched this year on our 8th dating anniversary because we love it (and we’ve had it soooo long). So we’ll be celebrating both on the same day from 2013 on out. 🙂
Post # 15
Never celebrated our dating anniversary, never felt the need to, so we’ll only be celebrating our wedding anniversary.
Post # 16
We’ve talked about it. My FI is awful with dates. On benefits forms he’ll put his mother’s birth date down instead of mine (granted, we’re separated by a day). I know the day of our first date by the day of one final exam (he managed to swindle me out of studying!), but he insists it’s 2, 3, or 4 days earlier or later, and it changes often! So I promised him he’d have to only remember one date, our wedding date.
For me, less is more. More important to celebrate something once a year than to spread it out. We chose wedding over first date because our wedding date encompasses everything we’ve done from that first day onwards, but first date really just celebrates first date for us.