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The wedding day: it’s an important event that you’ll remember forever, but many engaged couples forget one simple fact… the wedding is really just the beginning! Once you’re married the time will fly by, but it’s important to commemorate your wedding day with a little special something every year.
If you’re a newlywed coming up on your first year of marriage, the congratulations! The first year of marriage is joyous, challenging, surprising and special. It’s important to mark that day and celebrate your first anniversary in a meaningful way. The task of finding the perfect first anniversary gift can be overwhelming, so we’re here to share a unique ways to celebrate year one of marriage in style.
1. Spend the night at your wedding venue
What could be more romantic than revisiting the place where it all happened? Spending the night at your wedding venue could be a lovely way to remember the big day and reflect on the past year. Didn’t get married in a hotel or B & B where staying overnight is an option? Revising the location and spending time in the surrounding area can be just as special!
[Photo via Auberge du Soleil]
2. Recreate your wedding dinner
Chances are, you took a painstaking amount of time to make sure the wedding day dinner would be perfect. Why not recreate the first meal you had as husband and wife to celebrate your first anniversary? You can DIY the meal or ask the caterers to prepare the food — whichever way you do it, you can’t go wrong!
[Photo via Amy Neunsinger]
3. Open a bottle of wedding wine
Did you keep a bottle of wine from your wedding day? Now’s the time to open it! Pack it on a picnic and visit your favorite spot to cheers to a well-done year one.
[Photo via Jamie D Photography]
4. Schedule an anniversary shoot
Having a photo shoot for your anniversary is an increasingly popular way for couples to celebrate, and we think it’s an adorable idea! Not only will you end up with gorgeous photos, you’ll be able to look back on your anniversary shoot and your first year of marriage for years to come.
[Photo via Adene Photography]
5. Create a photo book of your first year
Did you make a lot of memories and take a lot of photos in your first year together? Now’s the time to share them! Making a photo book of your adventures together in the first year of marriage is a sweet way to look back, while also preserving those special moments to look back on in the future.
[Photo via Wedding Paper Divas]
6. Customize a gift with bits from your wedding day!
Repurposing a piece of your wedding day as a gift can be a meaningful way to celebrate your anniversary. Small things like turning a piece of your lace wedding dress into a necklace, or turning some old fabric from the big day as a new pocket square are sweet and quite easy! Love this idea and want more tips? You’re sure to find them with our post on repurposing your wedding day.
[Photo via Green Grass Gifts]
7. Create a piece of art
Maybe you’re a DIY whiz and you’re missing the fun of DIYing your own wedding? Well, it’s time to get your crafting hat on and create your own piece of art for your anniversary! This could be a fun activity for you and your partner to work on together, and at the end of the day you’ll have a new piece of art for your home that will always remind you of your anniversary.
[Photo via The Fox and She]
8. Start a collection
Make your own anniversary tradition by starting a collection, and add to it every year. What should you start collecting? Well… that’s up to you! We recommend finding something meaningful to both of you — vintage items, music, wine… the possibilities are endless. Whatever you end up collecting to celebrate your anniversaries, it’s bound to become a meaningful and fun tradition to look forward to every year you’re together.