Your wedding anniversary is a special day. It is an opportunity to break from usual routines to look back at the past year and look forward to the next. Your anniversary is a chance to treasure beautiful memories and let your partner know just how much they are loved and how grateful you are to have them in your life, bringing you closer together
New experiences reinforce the shared bond you already have and create new memories for you to share. Feel the fear and do it anyway with a tandem skydive or parachute jump. Going on a horse-ride, shadowing an elephant-keeper at the zoo or take a dance class. Trying new things opens up opportunities that we may not have considered in the past. It could lead to a new hobby for you both to share or challenge you to create a bucket list of all the things you want to do together, both in the next year, but also all the years ahead.
Celebrate your wedding anniversary with a gift as a lasting reminder of your love for your partner. There are many things to do on an anniversary that could include the chance of giving a physical gift to be treasured. Having a special photograph framed for your bedroom, or an ornament that symbolises the love you have for your significant other, like a gold-dipped natural rose.
Plant a tree
As your relationship grows over the years, plant something that will grow with you. If you don’t have a garden, choose a special place where you would like to plant a tree and then watch it grow. Plant a fruit tree that suits the environment, and, in the future, you and your family can enjoy fruit pies made from the very tree you planted. If you do not have much space, a climbing rose is a beautiful flower to watch grow and bloom over time.
Sometimes budgets and schedules do not allow for a vacation but make time for a meal together. This could be at your favourite restaurant, but even if it is a meal at home, concentrate on celebrating your relationship. Arrange sleepovers for your children, so you have your home to yourself all night and set up a romantic ambience. Have soft lighting, your favourite music and your favourite dessert to end the meal.
Milestone wedding anniversaries deserve a party. This is a chance for you as a couple to thank your family and friends for supporting you across the years. This could be an informal BBQ outdoors at home or a reception-style meal. This is also a special idea for those who were unable to have the reception that they wanted at the time of their wedding for whatever reason. Dig out old photographs and invite members of the wedding party, including those you may have lost touch with, for a memorable event for all your friends and family to enjoy.
Take a trip away to a place that is special to you. On a milestone wedding anniversary, you may want to return to the place you went to on your honeymoon, or there may be more places on your wish list that you want to visit for the first time. Combine a trip with an event you will both enjoy, perhaps watching some of the Rugby at the Six Nations Championship or take a river cruise, a weekend beach break or an African safari to seek out the Big Five at the Serengeti or Masai Mara game reserves.