(Closed) Throwing an anniversary party?? Thoughts, please?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: If I was invited to a 1-year anniversary party, I would:
    Go! Who doesn't love a celebration : (11 votes)
    37 %
    Think it was strange - 1-year anniversaries should be celebrated by the couple SOLO : (17 votes)
    57 %
    Think it was a gift grab, even though 'no gifts' will be specified : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    211 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I would go but would think the couple throwing it was a bit self absorbed. Maybe just throw a party for no reason or wait until it is someone’s birthday? I think anniversaries are more for the couple.

    Post # 4
    10849 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Honestly, I would think it was a gift grab. I would be more apt to enjoy an anniversary dinner party at a couple’s home with a few other people just for fun than an actual party, until you get to the big numbers like 25th anniversary!

    Post # 5
    5283 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    If you asked for gifts that would be weird.

    But if all your invitations said “no gifts please” then why not?! I don’t see anything weird/wrong about celebrating your anniversary with friends.

    Post # 6
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would do it more like an evite of who wants to come over and celebrate with us. No gifts and you supply the food and alcohol.

    Post # 7
    1941 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    15, 20, 25+ year party? For sure; 1 year…NO. We celebrated your marriage with your wedding. Making it a year and throwing a party strikes it a bit odd in my book. No one I’ve known has ever done this so and don’t think they would.

    Post # 8
    1230 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    yeah if you invite ppl please have NO gifts on that invite!  It’s nice to get together and reminisce and celebrate, but that’s it…………………

    Post # 9
    1126 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    What’s funny about this is that my best friend/bridesmaid told me our wedding was so much fun that she thinks we should throw annual anniversary parties with everyone there.  I think she was kidding, but if your wedding was fun and you keep things low-key, I don’t see any reason why not.  I would really drive home the “no gifts” thing, or even mention people can bring alcohol (so they know it’s relaxed and won’t try to bring anything else).

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