How to celebrate your first wedding anniversary

Celebrating your 1st wedding anniversary ‘your way’ is really special. Find out how.

Your first anniversary is a beautiful milestone in your marriage. It’s a year where you discovered each other in a deeper and more significant way. When adjustments and compromises were made. Celebrate the togetherness by making the day truly special for the two of you.

Gift something special
Your first wedding anniversary calls for gifting something that will hold sentimental value. It’s not the value of the gift that counts but the love. Good gift choices are a nice photo frame with the picture of both of you, writing a little poem or letter to your spouse sharing how much he or she means to you. You can even go for personalised gifts like a mug with your wedding picture on it. If you have the budget for it, a piece of gold or diamond jewelry would make a good gift.

Dress up specially for your spouse
There’s always that one dress in your wardrobe that will make your spouse’s eyes light up when you wear it. Take it out on your anniversary and wear it. Spray on your favourite perfume and your spouse won’t take his or her eyes off you.

Plan a weekend trip
A weekend trip can be romantic and make your marriage feel fresh and renewed once again. A hill station where you can go for romantic walks together in the rain or just enjoy the beauty of nature as you share thoughts is perfect.

Relive the moments of your wedding
Spend time together recalling your wedding day and the happy moments. Go through your wedding album or watch your wedding video again. You will be surprised at how much more you have learnt about your spouse and their relatives over the past year.

Get a special photoshoot done
One of the great ways to do it is to list out your favourite places in your city or town and ask a professional photographer to click some nice poses. If you don’t want to hire one, enlist a friend who would be happy to oblige. Go ahead and record some new memories for a lifetime.

Have a green anniversary
Let our planet share your happiness! Go eco-friendly on your anniversary, wear natural fabrics and eat locally grown food. Plant a tree if you have a garden, else plant a seed in a pot and watch it grow, reminding you of your strong and growing relationship.

Share a romantic dinner
A dinner by candlelight at a fancy restaurant is a classic option. However, you can also have a nice cosy dinner at home. Cook up a feast of dishes that both of you enjoy and savour the moments of togetherness during the dinner. Don’t forget a special wedding cake or dessert.

Discover your creative side together
Go for a pottery, Tanjore painting or photography workshop together. This will help you both enjoy each other’s company as well as create something artistic that you can be proud of.

These tips should help you enjoy a first wedding anniversary that will always remain dear.

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