(Closed) Which anniversaries do you celebrate in the first year of marriage?

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 2
2119 posts
Buzzing bee

Interesting question. We started dating on June 1st, 2010. Got engaged on June 1st, 2015. Will be married on June 1st, 2017. So I guess we’ll celebrate all! We celebrate birthdays, but have never done anything for Valentine’s Day. 

Post # 3
7881 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We mainly celebrate our wedding anniversary, but we do acknkowledge our engagement and dating anniversaries. It’s nice that he wants to celebrate both!

Post # 4
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Harn Homestead

Good question, we statered dating 10/24/10, got engaged 10/10/2015 and get married 10/29/16. FI’s bday is 10/26 so its a big month for us..

Post # 5
1614 posts
Bumble bee

We started dating May 22nd so we always do a special dinner or treat, we got engaged on New year’s eve which is pretty easy to celebrate and then our wedding anniversary. 

Post # 6
892 posts
Busy bee

We kinda celebrate everything now that I think about it, but it’s never extravagant, more like we’ll plan to go to dinner or cook something nice for each other or do something extra fun together if it’s a special date. 

Post # 7
2667 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Our dating anniversary is in July (9 years this year!), he proposed last September and our wedding is this coming December. We have decided that, this year, we will celebrate our dating anniversary (we don’t really do a whole lot anyway, usually just dinner somewhere) but next year we will switch to our wedding anniversary. We aren’t big on celebrating lol – we never do anything for Valentine’s Day and tend to celebrate with family/friends for our birthdays (rather than doing something just the two of us).

Post # 8
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

 Our first date was April 17 of 2010. We’ve “celebrated” the 17th of every month since.  The year celebration is way bigger than the months acknowledgment though. We married on our 5 year dating anniversary so the 17th celebrations continue…we don’t celebrate the engagement date at all.

Post # 9
6960 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

Today actually is our 5-year dating anniversary! But we didn’t do anything. We agreed to stop celebrating that once we got married, which was early April this year and we never did much anyway. A nice dinner at most.

So from now on we’ll just be celebrating our actual wedding anniversary (4/3). Also this year we did go out to dinner to celebrate our proposal anniversary (4/18), but I think that’s the only time we’ll do that. 

We also do celebrate birthdays and V-Day. But again, nothing major. Usually dinner and a movie. Though last year my V-Day present from him was he cleaned the whole house. That was the best! 

Post # 10
6515 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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legojedi:  we celebrate our wedding anniversary, which is our first date anniversary. 

Post # 11
47423 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We celebrate only our wedding anniversary. Dating anniversary and engagement anniversary seem a bit irrelevant after we were married.

Post # 12
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Fiance grew up in a family that didn’t really do big celebrations unless it was for Christmas, so we acknowledge our important days, like first meeting, first date, proposal, etc. but it’s more of just a text or saying “Happy ___!” We never really had a specific date of when we officially started dating, so I think we will make our wedding date the big one to celebrate “us” every year!

Post # 13
1822 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We don’t celebrate our proposal anniversary.  We celebrate our dating anniversary by saying “hey, we’ve been dating x number of years!” And sometimes going out to dinner.  Sometimes my husband gets me a rose or something if he is feeling especially sentimental.  We plan to celebrate our wedding anniversary this summer.  We wanted to do a weekend trip or something, but it probably isnt going to work out this year because I will be 8 months pregnant. We will do something fun though!

Post # 14
6286 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

We don’t celebrate any anniversaries, not even our wedding anni, maybe because we got married after living together for 18 years.  The other day I had to lookup our wedding date in our marriage license, because I couldn’t remember if it was Nov 26 or 27.  We are big on birthdays, though.

Post # 15
7979 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I never realized that “dating anniversaries” and “proposal anniversaries” were actual things people recognized until reading this site. I have never remembered the date of our first date (I didn’t realize at the time I would marry him, so it didn’t seem relevant), and I don’t remember the date of the proposal, either. We celebrate our wedding anniversary.

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