(Closed) Which date do I celebrate for an anniversary??!

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’d say pick whichever one you want to pick! I think most people probably go with the day they legally got married, as opposed to the one they celebrated on, but it’s your wedding, your rules!

Post # 3
3327 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Why would you have another ceremony 1.5 years from now? Why don’t you just invite your family to the courthouse this month, go for dinner after, and enjoy being married?

Post # 4
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

You could celebrate both dates.  Personally, if I had to choose one then I’d choose the date I was legally married.

Post # 5
1412 posts
Bumble bee

I’d celebrate your wedding day! That day is the day you get married, at the courthouse. It’d be a bit odd to celebrate the day you decide to have a party. Sort of like celebrating the day you buy a house versus the day you have the housewarming party.

Post # 6
5019 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I agree with 

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@scissorgirl  on this one.  But if you choose to have two celebrations I’d acknowledge the day I legally became married.

Post # 7
2091 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

This is why we married on our dating anniversary, it is just easier to count!

Post # 8
626 posts
Busy bee

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@ daisy43   Whichever one has more emotional significance for you. For many people, that’s the ceremony, and for others, it’s the day they legally became married. 

Post # 9
126 posts
Blushing bee

Kind of in a similar situation. Culturally, we have 2 wedding ceremonies, a traditional one and a church one. These would usually be done in the same week/weekend, but we’re having our church ceremony in the States. If we lived in Nigeria, there’s actually be 3, the traditional wedding, church wedding, and the day you go sign the paperwork  (you can’t do the paperwork at the ceremony like you can here). We probably will celebrate both dates since they’re both important to us for different reasons. 

Post # 10
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel

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@ daisy43   I think yu guys should pick whichever you prefer. I personally would go with the date of the legal ceremony, but that is just me.

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