Whether you have been married seemingly forever or are a pair of fairly-newly-weds, your wedding anniversary is a special day in every single year that should always be recognized.
With that being said, continue reading to discover some fabulous ways to celebrate your milestone wedding anniversary with your spouse.
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The First Ten Years
According to tradition, after having been married to your beloved for one year, it is customary to give a gift made from paper. A way of making this more exciting than a regular notebook would be to create a scrapbook of your adventures and memory-making escapades from the last year, complete with photographs and ticket stubs.
Depending on your commitment levels, you could sign up for some carpentry classes for a five-year wedding anniversary to create a bespoke wooden vase or coffee table centerpiece to follow the traditional custom of giving a wooden present.
If you have been married for 15 years, the traditional gifted material is crystal, so a beautiful jewelry piece would be both in keeping with tradition and exceedingly gratefully received.
Twenty Years & More
If you and your soul-mate have been married for 20 years or more, you are both likely to have everything you could possibly need for the home, garden and to successfully complete any hobbies or other interests you enjoy.
Therefore, more seminal gifts are appropriate, with perhaps a new set of bone china for 20 years marriage, pearl earrings for 30 years, a ruby ring for 40 years, and a diamond for 60 years of a wonderful life together.
Other Fabulous Anniversary Gift Ideas
Aside from the tradition of buying your spouse wedding gifts made from the particular material or metal associated with the number, you could explore alternatives. More modern but equally as fabulous anniversary gifts for your spouse include a decadent and artisan box of handmade chocolates or an expensive designer handbag or ‘man bag’ that your partner has been eyeing up for a while.
Other thoughtful gift options for your beloved include:
- A beautiful new duvet set.
- An ornate piece of tableware.
- A luxurious dressing gown.
- A bottle of your loved one’s favorite perfume or aftershave.
- A watch.
- Matching nightwear.
- A personalized photo cushion.
- A brass sundial.
- Matching wine glasses.
- Art Deco champagne saucers.
Wedding Anniversary Markers
You will have been making happy memories with your partner for as long as you can remember, so what better way to be able to visually mark your marriage and your love and commitment for each other than to book the services of a professional and experienced boudoir photographer. A photographer will take some beautiful portraits of both of you that you can treasure forever.
Alternatively, you could plan a trip away, perhaps to a state that up until now, neither of you have ever been before, and incorporate visits and tours to locations of interest to both of you and that tailor to your individual passions as well.
If you’re unsure about how to celebrate your wedding anniversary this year, this article will have given you some ideas to mark the occasion that will have you and your partner talking about for years to come.