(Closed) Which anniversary do you celebrate?

posted 9 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
3010 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m not married yet, but I plan to celebrate our wedding anniversary.  When we are asked how long we’ve been together, I’ll go by how long ago we first started dating. People will ask how long you’ve been married at times though.

Post # 4
3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’ll probably do a nice dinner or something on our dating anniversary, and then really celebrate our wedding anniversary (this year we’re going back to our honeymoon location!). When people ask, I tell them how long we’ve been together total!

Post # 5
90 posts
Worker bee

We just celebrated our 5 year dating anniversary and my super amazing husband bought me a pug puppy!  We already have a 4 year old pug and I have been begging him for a sister for her forever.  After this dating anniversary we plan on only celebrating our wedding anniversary, possibly doing a dinner or something for the dating anniversary. 

Post # 6
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We just celebrated our 6th dating anniversary on June 3rd.  We celebrated this milestone with a fancy dinner…probably just for an excuse to go out and do something nice for ourselves 😉  I think we’ll always remember June 3rd as our dating anniversary, but probably won’t continue to celebrate anymore. 

Our 2 month wedding anniversary was on June 8th.  When people ask how long we’ve been together, we say we’ve been together for 6 years and married for around 2 months or whatever it’s been.  It seems too weird to just say that we’ve been married for 2 months.

Post # 7
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

That always seemed weird to me, so we wanted to have our wedding on our dating anniversary. The date didn’t work out with a place we were trying to book, though, so we chose the weekend after. We’ll probably only celebrate our wedding anniversary, but it’s close enough that it’ll basically be the same thing.

Post # 8
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Our dating anniversary and wedding anniversary are the same, just three years apart, so we get to kill two birds with one stone, lol. And when people ask how long we’ve been together, we always use the entire length of our relationship, not just married time.

Post # 9
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Tswife4ever: We got married on our dating anniversary, so we celebrate it all as one. I got really lucky that way with October 10th falling on a Saturday in 2009.

Post # 10
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think we’ll celebrate both. Our dating anniversary is in late June so it’s nice to have an anniversary where we can do outdoor things to celebrate.

As our wedding anniversary will be in November we’ll probably celebrate it by doing dinner but it’ll be too cold out to bike to the river, hang out in parks, etc… usual things we like to do for our anniversary.


Post # 11
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We only celebrate our wedding anniversary (we have never done much for our “dating” anniversary anyway, even before being married).

If people ask how long we’ve been together though, I give since when we started dating.  Although I bet once we’re our parents’ ages, we’ll just reply with how long we’ve been married.  But now it seems silly to answer that question with “oh, about 11 months”.

Post # 12
5571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We aren’t married yet but we’ve talked about it and we’ll acknowledge our dating anniversary (something special at home) but the anniversary we’ll really celebrate will be our wedding anniversary.

Post # 13
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We plan to celebrate the day we had our wedding. We actually got legally married before our Destination Wedding, so it was even more confusing to decide. In the end we picked the wedding date because that is when everyone celebrated with us 🙂

Post # 14
1275 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We will celebrate both! We have traditions for our dating anniversary that we look forward to every year and its something that I would like to continue but its not like we go all out with presents or anything fancy. I would imagine when we do get married, we will make a bigger deal out of our wedding anniversary but I still want to acknowledge our dating anniversary since it has been special for so long. 

Post # 15
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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@linguo42: Ours are 5 years apart! What’s funny is that we were introduced by his friends and a friend of mine during a wedding weekend. He met me Thursday night at a club, had Friday to recover from the drinking, then wedding on Saturday, got a ride home from there, and first date on Sunday. The couple who married that weekend have been together 7 years in October (as long as I’ve known my husband) and their kid just celebrated its second birthday, born a few months before we got married. So crazy connections and timelines. I always give them a shoutout when I mention our anniversary because their wedding was the catalyst for my husband and I meeting.

Post # 16
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We have two that we’ll celebrate.  On on Christmas Eve and the other will be our wedding anniversary.  And Dec. 24th has NOTHING to do with when we first started dating or the day he asked me to marry him 😛  It’s more personal  *wink wink nudge nudge*

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