Post # 1
After getting married, do you celebrate your dating anniversary (how long you’ve been together)? Do you celebrate small ones? (month anniversaries) I am a much bigger celebration person than FH. Last night we were outside a restaurant and I mentioned that it was our 3.5 year anniversary from when we started dating, and he gave me the longest hug, even with people around, and he’s not a huge PDA guy- it was so nice!
Post # 3
we celebrate year anniversaries (not married yet.. and once we are we’ll drop our dating anniversary) with a card and dinner at home by candlight. Maybe in the future we’ll do more.
Post # 4
We usually celebrated our month anniversaries for the first year, and then only annual anniversaries. Now I would think we’ll mention our dating anniversary and have a few moments of warm fuzzies, but only celebrate our wedding anniversary. We went to our wedding venue for brunch for our one month anniversary (mostly because we had a free coupon), but will probably do a real celebration annually.
Post # 5
Whilst we were dating we’d always try to do something special once a month – and we chose it to be around our dating anniversary because it was easier for us to put that day aside at work. We’ve only been married 1 month and I suspect for this first year we’ll celebrate our wedding date each month and then just our dating anniversary (conveniently it’s also Christmas eve) and our wedding anniversary.
Post # 6
We also celebrate just a little on the 19th of every month. Our dating anniversary happens to fall on the 19th as well. So we will probably do something a little extra special that month, like go back to where we got engaged or something like that (which happened on our 3 year dating anniversary)
Post # 7
We really never “celebrated” anything while we were dating. This past june 4 (our pre-anniversary, I guess you’d call it) FH got me flowers and a card. Once we get married we will celebrate out wedding anniversary, but thats it.
Post # 8
We celebrated each month until we dated for 6 months, then one year dating, then the wedding came about a month before two years dating. With everything going on, we didn’t celebrate 2 years dating. We’re planning now to celebrate each year married and that’s it. We remember the other dates, but it’s not a huge deal as afar as gifts/dinner/etc is concerned.
Post # 9
We have never really celebrated any anniversaries.
I would like to hope now that we are married we will at least celebrate every year.
My husband was cute though, the other day, he brought up the fact it had been two months since the wedding!
Post # 10
Now that we’re married, we just celebrate our wedding anniversary, and just say “happy dating anniversary” on the day. They’re only a few days apart anyways.
Post # 11
We recognize each anniversary, but don’t celebrate them necessarily. We used to obviously celebrate our dating anniversary, but now I’m sure that will switch to wedding anniversary.
Post # 12
We dated for a long time before we got married, and always celebrated the anniversaries (not every month, just the years). Now that we’re married, I’m sure I’ll notice on our dating anniv, but we’re celebrating our wedding anniversary. This month (month one!) we did something nice on the 9th, but I doubt that will continue.
Post # 13
Call me crazy but an anniversary = something annually. So there’s really no such thing as a X month anniversary. Just doesn’t work like that.
I’ve NEVER celebrated a dating annivesary. To me, that sounds very high school-ish.
The only anniversary that will be “celebrated” would be a wedding anniverary. And even then, there won’t be some big celebration. Just dinner and whatnot.
Post # 14
We go anniversary crazy – not any huge celebration – but lots of mini-ones. Our dating anniversary was the 2nd – as was our engagement and our soon to be wedding… so the 2nd will always be ‘our’ day 🙂
Post # 15
I think we’ll actually celebrate only our wedding anniversary. But I’m sure we’ll continue to mention our dating anniversary (which is on Christmas Day).
Post # 16
@BellaMae: I understand where you’re coming from (I agree that months can’t technically be anniversaries, haha!), but please be careful how you word things. Your post stung a bit.
My fiance and I have been together for five years. It will be six years by the time we’re married. And I wasn’t in high school for any of those years. Is it truly immature of me to want to celebrate a five-year anniversary with the person I’m going to marry?