A wedding anniversary, no matter which one, is a special time to celebrate with you and your husband.
Considering anniversaries come every year, most couples are reluctant to spend too much on these annual celebrations. However, this shouldn’t be a reason to not enjoy your special day and celebrate your years of love and togetherness. I’ve shared nearly 15 pieces of marriage advice that may come in handy.
These wedding anniversary ideas are truly awesome!
Here, I’ve listed some great wedding anniversary ideas, that will make memories without putting a hole in your pocket.
Explore the World (From Your Home)
Spend the evening learning to say “I love you” and other sweet nothings in many different languages. This is a surefire way to be cute together, and will definitely get you and your spouse laughing at each other’s wacky pronunciations.
For dinner, try to cook a meal together of an international cuisine you’ve been wanting to try, maybe from a country you’ve been wanting to visit. While doing this, go all out, and listen to music from that culture/country as well!
Home cooking is always cheaper than going out, and cooking together with a glass of wine and some mood music is the perfect way to bond as a couple.
Travel Back in Time
I loved this idea the minute I came across it – returning to the location of your proposal for some truly romantic reminiscing. This shouldn’t cost a lot unless your proposal location was in another state or country.
Recreate the moment of your proposal – were you eating a particular dish or dessert, or maybe sharing a bottle of wine? Doing the same thing will definitely ignite some romantic feelings!
Husbands, if you want to do something special, recreate your wedding bouquet as a gift to your wife. This would be such a thoughtful gift, and sure to be appreciated. If you aren’t able to duplicate the bouquet exactly, fresh flowers are always welcome.
Roses are classic, and seasonal flowers are great for encapsulating the time you are celebrating (not to mention, buying flowers that are in season is a good way to save).
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Read and Imagine
Read to one another. Snuggle up in bed and read love stories or your favorite book aloud to each other. To set the mood, you could even do this by candlelight. You could also pick one long story or play, and take turns reading various chapters/acts or be different characters.
Pair this with a bottle of wine and a cheese plate and you could have an old-style whimsical anniversary celebration.
Leave your mark, and watch it blossom
A wonderful way to leave your mark on your anniversary, and engage in an activity as a couple is to plant something together. Since roses are often dubbed as the flower of love, try planting a rose bush, going through all the initial stages of planting together.
There are over 6500 different varieties of roses, and you and your SO could pick one that you both find beautiful, or symbolizes something meaningful. In my opinion, this is a gift that keeps on giving.
Every time you or your spouse care for your plant, you will remember your special day, and cherish the experience of watching something you have planted together blossom and grow into something beautiful – I don’t even need to tell you the meaning this plant could have for your relationship!
Fill Some Balloons
With love notes, not just air! Each of you can blow up a balloon for each year of your marriage. Within these, write little love letters or notes to your spouse. Then at night, you can take turns popping each others’ balloons, and blushing upon reading the adorable words within.
While popping balloons is not the most romantic activity, you’re guaranteed to have a great time with lots of laughter. Besides, everybody loves to feel like a kid again, am I right?!
With these ideas, it’s easy to see how you can easily celebrate your anniversary without breaking the bank. Don’t let finances be a reason to stop you from celebrating your love, and keeping your love flame constantly burning.
What inexpensive wedding anniversary ideas do you use to celebrate your special day?
This post was written by Akshata Mehta.