Whether married for 365 or 18,250 days, your wedding anniversary is the perfect time to focus on appreciating each other and reaffirming your love for one another. To celebrate your special day, you can choose to celebrate in a way that acknowledges how far you have come as well as looking ahead to the future in gratitude for all that you have and all that you have worked for. Here are the most effective ways to celebrate your wedding anniversary in style:
If you are struggling for stylish gift ideas, use the list of anniversary gifts by year which provides the list of traditional and modern gifts. You do not have to take these ideas literally if they don’t work for you. For example, the traditional fifth-anniversary gift is wood (the modern gift is silverware), which could gift a picture frame in wood or chrome, but also an immersive wilderness dining experience. A tenth-anniversary gift of tin could be the gift of a keepsake box or a helicopter flying course.
A meal for two
Celebrating your wedding anniversary in style means breaking from normal routines. Go out for a meal at a fine restaurant or for afternoon tea at a top-rate hotel. The venue is not as important as the fact that you are spending time together. Have your friends or parents take care of your children, so you have a couple of hours to yourself. Commit to having a relaxed evening without talk of children, challenges at work, finances, or other concerns of daily living.
Catered party at home
If you want to host a dinner party at home for those close to you but fear burning the dishes, forgetting to put the wine in the fridge and having a mountain of dishes to clean afterward, why not book a chef to take care of all the catering so that you can do what you do best, relax with those you love with the sure knowledge that the food will be restaurant quality and the kitchen will be spotless at the end of the evening. Have an appropriate wedding anniversary gift as a centerpiece to the table, for an extra special touch, like a pair of tapered candlesticks with a love knot or a single red rose in full bloom.
While every anniversary should include a gift, celebrations can continue into your next year together. A subscription to a magazine on a topic that interests you both, or a subscription to a delivery service that ensures that each fortnight, month or quarter you receive flowers, a dozen bottles of craft beer or a crate of wine.
This can also be a great time to reignite old interests, to see your favorite team play at their home ground, watch your favorite band play or take up an evening class together, whether you learn astrophysics or salsa dancing, you are creating time together as a couple.
As well as celebrating your anniversary with a gift, many people are beginning to share their good fortune with those less fortunate. If there is a cause that you are both passionate about, donate to that cause. Donate to an animal rescue or any of the charities helping homeless veterans, researching cancer or other disease care and cures, charities fighting for human rights and much more. Making a gift to a cause that matters in your joint names is a special way to share love more widely than just between the two of you. Sometimes it really is nicer to give than to receive.