Post # 1
It will officially be 1 year to our wedding next Friday (April 6th). I’ve heard of people celebrating their -1 year anniversary and I think it’s such a cute idea! I think Fiance and I will do a nice date for it – but I’m curious what other bees did, if anything.
I’m way more into this than I am to our dating annivesary. Our anniversary is roughly “Memorial Day Weekend” and we almost always have other plans (usually another wedding). For some reason, it’s just never been important to me. This feels way more special, I think because I know this will be a special day that’s just ours for the rest of our lives
Anyway, I think we’ll just get dressed up and go for a nice dinner, and then on Saturday go to the park where we got engaged and have a picnic (which is how we got engaged!). Anyone else do anything fun?
Post # 2
I have never heard of that but I absolutely love that idea! Let us know what you guys end up doing
Post # 3
Sounds fun to me!
Our 1 year wedding anniversary is this Sunday so we’re going to a nice restaurant Saturday night. I’m 24 weeks pregnant so we can’t do anything crazy! Lol
Post # 4
Our -1 year anniversary will be in June, and my fiance, who is in the Army, will be in Afghanistan sadly. We’re gonna try to shoot for a video call though, and if that’s not possible, my family is planning to just take me out somewhere nice to eat for dinner, since it’s a Friday!
I love the idea though!
Post # 5
I said “woohoo we have one year to go”. He said “yay”.
We set the bar high.
Post # 6
On our -1 year anniversary I planned a special date for us. I took my fiancé back to where we say we fell in love and we had a nice picnic on the beach. We watched the sunset and I asked him to marry me back.
So now that day is extra special for us.
Post # 7
Well im hoping to go on a trip for our 1st anniversary. Considering the Greek islands.
Post # 8
I didn’t know this was actually a thing, but when we were at the official “one year to the wedding” Darling Husband and I took the day off of work and went and had a really nice brunch and just spent the day relaxing! It was great!
Post # 9
That’s a cute idea! I got engaged exactly 1 year to the day before the wedding, so that didn’t work for me, but I think it’s cute.
However, next Friday is March 29…it’s not until the next Friday. Just so you don’t go planning something and have it be on the wrong day!
Post # 10
sharpshooter : Haha thanks – yeah I know. Next Friday is Passover so we already have family plans so in my mind it’s like “the next available friday”. It was just a brain-not-translating thing
Post # 11
Speaking of arbitrary holidays lol, our -1 year anniversary was on my fiancee’s half birthday. We usually go out to dinner for half birthdays just to kind of recognize, celebrate, and show appreciation for the other person, so it all rolled into one special dinner 🙂
Post # 12
Oh man I got so confused reading this – I thought you were talking about 1 year AFTER your wedding and I was like “how has no one heard of this?? anniversaries can’t be a regional thing!” (sigh, I need a nap)
In my opinion any excuse for a date night is a good one. Celebrating your relationship and spending quality time together is great for keeping things alive between you. I mean I don’t think you can expect to celebrate anything and everything – especially not lavishly and with gifts – but it’s a great excuse for quality time and remembering to be grateful for each other.
Post # 13
Someone I know did this and had a party, and it ended up being a de facto way of people figuring out who was and wasn’t invited from our collective social circle (not invited to party = not invited to wedding). So I’ve never been a fan of them for that reason. But my SO and I celebrate our dating anniversary as well as the day we met, so we have our own stuff.
Post # 14
- Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek
My Darling Husband and I got married exactly 4 years after we first met in person (we had met each other online), so July 28 has always been a special day for us. The year before our wedding, we rode out to our wedding venue to see what the lighting looked like in the afternoon/evening/night (to get a sense of when we wanted our ceremony to start), and we had a nice dinner near our venue.
Post # 15
We didn’t celebrate a -1 year in name only because we had less than a 1 year engagement. However, we did get married on our 5 year dating anniversary. So theoretically, even though we were not yet engaged, we did celebrate our 4 year dating anniversary on the day that would be our -1 year. We were engaged 2 months later so only had a 10 month engagement.