Marriage is something that many people dream about. Finding the right dress to deciding on a dreamy wedding venue, each detail works together to create the perfect day. While some people have some time to wait until they walk down the aisle, others have already experienced their special day.
With weddings postponed and rescheduled due to the pandemic, there will undoubtedly be some people who are itching to get hitched to their other half. At the same time, there will be others who are looking for creative and unique ways to celebrate their wedding anniversaries. While some people had to do this when we were in the midst of lockdowns, it could very well be a trend that we see remaining for some time to come.
If you are in the position where you are searching for creative and unique ways of celebrating your wedding anniversary, you have found yourself in the right place at the right time! Read on to discover a handful of methods you can try, both in the remaining months of 2021 and beyond.
1. Recreate Memorable Occasions
Now, this is not to say that you have to recreate your wedding day, but nothing stops you from doing so if that is what you want to do! Create a list of memorable occasions and dates throughout your relationships until now. Think about what made them so unique and what they mean to you and your spouse.
One example of a memorable occasion you could recreate includes the likes of your first date or the day that you got engaged. Filled with happy memories for you both, you can reminisce and feel nostalgic while reflecting on how far you have come as a couple. Enjoy the same food and drink – if applicable – that you had on those days and enjoy one another’s company.
Recreating those special days in person is not the only way you can celebrate your wedding anniversary either. This takes us to the following section.
2. Photo Albums and Scrapbooks
Timeless gifts, photo albums, and scrapbooks are some of the best ways to mark an occasion if we do say so ourselves! Not only do you get to flick through the selection of photos yourself when creating the gift, but you get to put part of your personality and creativity into the gift yourself.
Linking with our suggestion above, you could choose to create a photo book or album that details each unique and memorable moment of your journey together. With several reputable companies offering the chance to make a soft or hardcover photo book, you can rest assured this gift will last a lifetime.
Inkifi’s photo books are one such option. These are high-quality photo books that use recycled materials so you will be looking after the environment while celebrating a momentous occasion. What more could you want? Not to mention you will have a cherished gift that you can look back on each year, reminding you of the love you share.
3. Relive Your Wedding Day
As mentioned previously, this is something that you can do from the comfort of your home and does not have to be a big budget. While some people might be reluctant to recreate elements of their wedding, there are parts of your big day that can be incorporated into a much simpler form.
Opting for a date night in? You could work together to cook the food that was served at your reception. At the same time, you could find wine or other beverages served at your event to go alongside this meal.
For those keen to celebrate their wedding anniversary in this way, you could go a step further and recreate your first dance with your spouse. With many people opting for less traditional first dances, this could be a fun evening spent dancing away in your living room.
In comparison, you could have a more low-key celebration and spend an evening on the sofa rereading your wedding vows. Reminding your spouse of your feelings is sure to make your celebrations all the more special.
4. Board Game Night
Many of us found ourselves turning to board and video games throughout the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns as a means of using up some time. While that is very well the case, and you might have found yourself tired of the same old games, this is also a creative way of celebrating your wedding anniversary.
Several online outlets offer customers the opportunity to personalize iconic games like Connect Four and Jenga; put your and your spouses’ names on the game, and you have a keepsake that also has some use! Not bad if you ask us!
No matter how you choose to celebrate your wedding anniversaries moving forward, we hope you have the best time doing so. Celebrating this special day with your spouse is sure to be unique, regardless of how you decide to mark the occasion.
This post was written by Anabel Cooper and originated on Your Coffee Break.