Do you know the two things women want most in a relationship? To be heard and understood. So wow your wife by planning a wedding anniversary you’ll both remember for years to come. As time goes by, it can be tough to inject a feeling of newness into a relationship. Your anniversary is an ideal time to come together and commit to having more fun together, not just on the day but in the year ahead. Making sure your anniversary celebrations go off without a hitch, there are three things that you need to keep in mind; planning, thoughtfulness, and finding that something special.
If you’re smart, you’ve already started making little inquiries. Are there any activities she’s been wanting to try? Or maybe she has an interest you could work into your plans. Then there’s the search for the perfect gift. A gift isn’t necessary, but it’s an excellent way to show how well you “know” her. With so many unique experiences and great anniversary gifts for her available, you’re spoilt for choice. With next-day delivery, there’s no excuse if you’ve left things a little last minute! However, with a little thought and planning, you can ensure that you’re not only ready to celebrate the big day but that you have taken the time to make a plan that will blow her away.
Let’s take a look at some useful tips that will help you to have a wedding anniversary celebration that you will remember for all of the right reasons.
Get It Together
Whether your lady loves a laid-back day, a spontaneous adventure, or swoons for old-school romance – the point is they all want you to put in some effort. If you don’t get out much since the kids have come along, schedule a sitter if you know she’d enjoy getting dressed up. If evenings are tough, a day date might work better. If you can swing it, an anniversary trip is worth doing at least once.
What about if you’re short on cash? Don’t panic. This may actually work in your favour. Aim to plan things with quality time at the centre. The great outdoors provides the perfect backdrop for connection and potential romance. An added bonus is any activities you might do shouldn’t break the bank. Check local events, classes and discount apps for events, if she loves trying new things, and if you do end up staying home to celebrate, there’s plenty that you can do to make the evening special.
In the planning stage, it’s easy to get carried away and pick a bunch of activities to try to make her feel special by focusing on things she loves. But remember, sometimes less is more. For example, if you’re planning to celebrate your anniversary on the day in the evening, decide on one or two activities at most. Given that you’re probably going to get dinner too, that’s plenty.
Are you both foodies? Dinner could double as an activity if you’re short on time with plenty of tours, tastings, and meal ideas online, the world is your oyster.
A good rule of thumb, if you’re making a day of it, is: plan something to do, something to try, and some time to connect. Leave the rest open, and let the day and chemistry guide you.
The Gift of Giving
You know your love best. But even so, we’re gonna help you out here. There are two types of women when it comes to gifts. Either they’re a surefire way to make them feel loved and cared for. These ladies typically prefer more traditional, romantic, or luxe-style items.
If your wife says you don’t have to get her anything, even when you ask if there’s anything she’d like, there’s a chance she really means it. However, there are still more than a few ways to show her you care that aren’t overly materialistic. Don’t be afraid to treat her to something she wouldn’t get for herself but would definitely love. You don’t need to make a big deal about it, your anniversary should serve as a reminder of how fortunate you are to have each other above all else.
Thoughtful gifts based on your relationship are enough to make any girl swoon. Do you love to travel? Here’s a simple idea for you: look up potential options for your next travel adventure and take the time to print them out and package them up with a note that says you’ll go anywhere with her. She’ll definitely be pleased you took the initiative. Finally, don’t be afraid to go the homemade route when it comes to gifts for her. This isn’t just a money-saving tip, women like men who can make things, especially when they’re made with love.
Make Your Next Wedding Anniversary Celebrations Memorable
An anniversary is an achievement and should be treated as such. However, you end up spending your anniversary; try to make it memorable. Allow the passing of time to prompt you to reflect on your relationship together. Consider starting your own traditions, tick something off your bucket list, tackle a project, or agree to focus on a habit or skill together in the coming year.