No matter how many years you and your partner have been together, the same two questions seem to pop up every year: “What should we do?” and “Are we exchanging gifts?” If you’re looking for something more than a quiet evening at home or a dinner out, then it’s time to get creative and think of activities that you and your partner will enjoy.
Five Ways to Celebrate a Wedding Anniversary
Need a few ideas to get the wheels turning? Here are five ways to celebrate a wedding anniversary.
Play Tourist in Your Own City
When we’re planning a fun weekend, we tend to overlook our own backyard and venture farther from home in search of locally owned diners and shops, entertainment venues and cultural and historic attractions. Road trips can make for great get-aways, but if you don’t have the time, money or desire to travel far from home, then chances are that you’ve got some hidden gems nearby. If you’re in or near a big city, check out its online visitors’ bureau or do an internet search for the best local attractions. You may even be in a city with guided or self-guided walking tours mapped out, such as these in Chicago or these in St. Louis.
Revisit Your First Date Spot
Whether it was dinner and drinks or a game of bowling, visiting your first date spot can be a great way to remember how your relationship began. If you still live near the place where your story began, this may make for a fun wedding anniversary. Even if you’ve moved away or your original venue isn’t there anymore, you can still recreate it by visiting a similar setting.
Plan for an Evening Under the Stars
Taking the time to see the stars may not be something that easily fits into everyday life, which can make it feel like a special anniversary activity. If possible, venture away from city lights and find a spot that provides clear views of the night sky.
Book a Site at a Campground
Camping is a great way to escape from everyday life, unplug for a little while and enjoy the beauty of nature. You’ve probably got some good state and national parks nearby, so take a weekend with your partner, pack up the tent and bug spray and set out for an adventure. Check out our guide for camping in a tent here.
Remember Your Special Day with Soundwave Art
Soundwave Art makes the perfect anniversary gift, and with several options to choose from, including jewelry, wood art, canvas, and metal, it’s easy to create a gift that’s customized to your partner’s preferences. Simply choose the message you want to record – whether it’s your wedding vows, a phrase or the words of a song that has special meaning – and upload it, and we’ll do the rest.
This year, think outside of the box to make your wedding anniversary as special as the day you’re remembering.