How many anniversaries do you celebrate?

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How many anniversaries do you celebrate?
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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 10:44am

On my way into work this morning, the radio djs were discussing how different people celebrate occasions in their relationships. In particular, they were teasing one of their assistants for planning a special celebration for the anniversary of their "commitment to each other", agreeing to date exclusively. Other people on the show celebrated their first date, first kiss, date of engagement, etc.


So, what do you celebrate with your DH/DW? Do you have a traditional celebration or does it change depending on what else is going on?


Although I am good with dates and remember the significant occasions in the early days of our relationship, DH and I only celebrate our wedding anniversary. We go out to a nice dinner but we don't exchange cards or gifts.


RoseAnn

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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 12:17pm
Great question RoseAnn,
We've been married too long to remember anything but our anniversary.
We acknowledge the date every year.
Most of the time we go out to dinner on it or around it depending :)
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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 4:35pm
DH and I celebrate O/our anniversary every year. It depends on our schedule as to whether or not we go out to dinner on the evening of the anniversary. DH has been in school the past couple of years (and will continue for a few more years) and he's had a lot of evening classes. Also, we got married in October and that's the time of year that we attend the Renaissance faire, so if our anniversary falls on a weekend, chances are good that we'll be at the Ren faire then. We always give each other cards, though we don't give gifts. DH has mentioned the possibility of anniversary gifts in the future, so we'll see.
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Sat, 04-24-2010 - 10:43am
When it comes to our relationship/marriage, we only celebrate our wedding anniversary. The only consistent thing we do is get a bottle of our favorite champagne every year and toast it :)











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Sat, 04-24-2010 - 11:45am
We don't really celebrate an actual date when we started dating or got engaged. We started dating on Labor Day weekend and got engaged on Labor Day weekend two years later, but we never really celebrated those anniversaries even before we got married. One of us will usually mention it in passing, but nothing beyond that. This year will be our first wedding anniversary so we are taking the weekend and going to Williamsburg this year. I'm trying to convince DH to go to a murder mystery dinner theater that weekend because it's something that I've always wanted to do.. lol. As far as in later years, I have no idea how we may celebrate, but we both thought that the one year mark needed something a little extra special.
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Sun, 04-25-2010 - 2:58pm
We still remember the date we met, February 7th many, many years ago. So we acknowledge that and we celebrate our anniversary in August.

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Sun, 04-25-2010 - 5:20pm

Well, we started dating on 10/2/06 so that's 1 anniversary. We got married 12/6/07 so that's another and then we celebrated the marriage with our family and friends on 10/4/08.


We basically celebrate 12/6 as our anniversary because that's when we got married by a JOP and signed the papers and all that. We do recognize 10/2 & 10/4 as special days but we don't buy gifts or anything like that.

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Sun, 04-25-2010 - 10:16pm

We celebrate our wedding anniversary only.

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Sun, 04-25-2010 - 10:48pm

Rosie,
Timely question for my husband and I. We just celebrated on 11th anniversary Saturday by attending an Elton John concert. Normally we exchange cards and go out to eat. Pretty low key. But my husband was excited about the concert and it happened to be on our anniversary this year April 24. It was great fun!

The other date we celebrate is our "Friendship Anniversary." See, we knew each other as friends for 11 years before we became romantically involved. We had both gotten divorced and had kept in touch at Christmas, etc, but we never really entertained any ideas beyond friendship. We've been married 11 years now and in the fall we'll have been friends for 24 years. I joke we can celebrate a 'silver anniversary" in 2011 because we can!

We also give one another birthday, Valentine, and Christmas cards. We usually don't buy each other gifts for any occasion opting instead to make big purchases for our home. This year for Christmas it was a beautiful entertainment center. Last year we bought a treadmill and weight machine. The year before a new sofa. I know that sounds boring to many people but we think of it as making our home more cozy or ourselves more healthy.

We are currently paying off our credit cards so we can take a trip to Europe to celebrate our "Silver Friendship Anniversary" in 2011. Probably no new things for the house that year but that will be an exception.

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Sun, 04-25-2010 - 11:21pm
Hi zeebo,
Welcome to the board :)

How exciting for planning something like Hawaii for your 25th,
You will love it if you never have been.

Do you have any hobbies, furkids ?

Hope you'll visit us again :)


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Sun, 04-25-2010 - 11:23pm
Good to see you here wisdometooth,
How awesome youclebrated your 11th anniversary
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