How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries? - Page 2 - Talk About Marriage
Long Term Success in Marriage If you've been married 10+ years and consider your marriage a success, post your success story here. Help others by talking about what works for you.

User Tag List

 56Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
post #16 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Thewife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Garden City
Posts: 388
Re: How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries?

Quote:
Originally Posted by effess View Post
It'll be 12 years this Spring for us. Before the kids, we generally went out to dinner ourselves. Although on our second anniversary we went to Vegas.
The past few years, we get a babysitter to stay the night with the kids, and we stay over downtown, have a nice dinner before and walk around the shops, then the next morning some more hanging out or staying in watching movies in the hotel.
I generally plan everything, as my wife is very pragmatic and not very romantic.
For us usually the grandparents baby sit but this year they couldn't . Its the opposite here when it comes to planning, if I don't plan anything there will be nothing. H is romantic in his own way but doesn't plan at all.


"A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love."
Thewife is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Thewife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Garden City
Posts: 388
Re: How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries?

Quote:
Originally Posted by heartsbeating View Post
I can understand that you wanted to celebrate on the date - even if that meant doing something simple.

On the other hand, maybe it's nice that he wanted to wait to have (in his way) a "proper" celebration.

I don't know if that 2 week time frame has passed but I wonder if you could both celebrate the next 2 weeks leading up to how he'd like to celebrate. Maybe something each day until then. Leave love notes, or whatever it is ...maybe this year's anniversary gets the whole month instead of just one date?
lovely ideas, thanks! yesterday I spoke to him and apologized for complaining and he also apologized for not planning anything in advance. He had booked for all of us to celebrate next weekend at an island beach resort, this is the first year we'll be celebrating with kids...its also his first time planning.

"A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love."
Thewife is offline  
post #18 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Thewife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Garden City
Posts: 388
Re: How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries?

Quote:
Originally Posted by *Dean* View Post
That is so awesome. I bet you have a big smile on your face!
Yes......a very big one

"A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love."
Thewife is offline  
 
post #19 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-10-2012, 04:43 PM
Member
 
anotherguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,525
Re: How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries?

I commented on 'how we do it' (getting away) in this other thread...

Getting Away...

Quote:
Originally Posted by anotherguy View Post
I resist routine. I resist making plans too far out. I tend to be a little spontaneous and maybe a bit impulsive, though that has diminished a bit as I get older I think.

From our FIRST anniversary, my dear wife started booking us on long weekends away. At first - I was thinking - blech... now we are going to HAVE to do this every year, like it or not.

'like it or not'. funny.

20 years later - I have to admire her wisdom and have told her so. We 'alternate' years (she plans one year, me the next) and it is always a secret where we are going for the other until we get in the car. Nothing crazy or extravagant - just a long weekend at a bed and breakfast, just the 2 of us somewhere within about 100 miles or so of home. We pretty much pick places at random and have never been dissappointed - and have found tons of places we now love and never would have seen otherwise.

It has been, without a doubt,the single best thing we have ever done as a couple We hike a bit, see some sights, go out for dinner & drinks, shop a bit maybe, whatever. Just the two of us - and the bedroom is always scorching hot - its funny, she likes to dress up in lingerie which she never does otherwise. Its sort of a reminder of what it was like when we were dating.

Has anyone else sort of fallen into a similar sort of 'get away' routine?
anotherguy is offline  
post #20 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-10-2012, 08:25 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 65
Re: How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries?

We always watch our video. We usually get chinese/wine.... Now our 4 kids love to watch it too and ask about relatives and/or make fun of our big 80's hair and music....I never get tired of it. I could watch it every day...
anna garret 01 is offline  
post #21 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-11-2012, 05:58 AM
Member
 
Stonewall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,548
Re: How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries?

We always take a 7 day cruise to the western Carrib. I arrange and organize it. I get up early every day of the cruise go eat breakfast while she sleeps and then bring her back Breakfast in bed. I try to arrange excursions that would appeal to her like swimming with the dolphins or whatever. try to arrange everything so she has a week to just enjoy and de-stress. The only thing she is responsible for is telling what to wear (funny how once I got married I completely lost the ability to dress myself) and keeping my little buddy happy.

It has become a tradition.
Stonewall is offline  
post #22 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-11-2012, 08:41 AM
Member
 
SimplyAmorous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 13,818
Re: How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries?

For the 1st 19 yrs of our marraige....we'd get off alone to a fancy restaurant- I was thrilled with Red Lobster, catch a movie & make love that night, we rarely did the cards/flowers thing... I remember about 7 yrs ago ...laying in bed together, the radio was on.... "I could not ask for More" started playing... That just spoke how we were feeling, so thankful for all we had, I think I started tearing up...just that it came on our Anniversary somehow. That became our song. And every so many yrs, we'll get out our Wedding video.

.... But starting a few yrs ago, I got more Creative.... time to pamper us, go all out, money no object....getting off on our own special adventures, a couple nights away even ....we were always concentrating on the family....the kids...and neglecting "US". I vowed no more. Life is too short....Live a little.

Although we don't go on our Anniversary DAY or week, we do consider it our Anniversary /celebrations of our marriage together.

Originally I wanted to go here on our HoneyMoon but I was too darn cheap (yes that is the truth).... so now we was going to make up for it ! This was the most Romantic setting...loved this ROOM......I had my ipod filled with love songs playing lightly 24/7 , we had our own heart shaped pool behind closed doors, a champainge glass hot tub... we so overloaded that thing with bubbles , they were dripping onto the floor below. Lots of laughter, had our own private photo shoot.

Also had a round bed, mirrors on the ceiling with lit up constellations We enjoyed that atmosphere so very much....we booked it for the next year on another property of theirs, same room.

They also had ice skating, horse back riding, speed boats, paddle boats, bike riding, hiking trails, the food was amazing- we got to sit with other couples & "talk about marraige" , also had night club entertainment, sports activities & a friendly onsite Photographer .
Champagne Tower, Glass Tub, Hotel Room Jacuzzi, Heart Shaped Tub



I am always searching for the Romantic ...I plan it all, I enjoy going here Reviews of Hotels, Flights and Vacation Rentals - TripAdvisor to read reviews before I book...

...we especially love Country get aways -to go hiking hand in hand, view the beauty of nature, waterfalls , natural reserves, caves . Last year we got a secluded cabin in the woods, our cell phone didn't even have reception -had our own private hot tub on the porch where the birds were whisteling & only wildlife could see. We ran into people from all over the world in this small hick town. It was a pleasant surprise, even if our GPS went out & we got lost for a short time.... Our "bug man" gave us that tip.


Hocking Hills Ohio | Official Visitors Web Site - hockinghills.com




Now to plan something for this year ... any Romantic suggestions in the Eastern part of the US ??
SimplyAmorous is offline  
post #23 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-11-2012, 08:56 AM
Member
 
Stonewall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,548
Re: How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries?

Depends on what you like. Charleston SC is a beautiful city with a lot of history and southern charm it has a lot of potential. Also the blue ridge parkway from Boone NC south is really beautiful. accommodation would have to be searched for on the net. When we used to go we stayed at the family's vac home so I don't know what all is there in the way of accommodations.
Stonewall is offline  
post #24 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-12-2012, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Thewife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Garden City
Posts: 388
Re: How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stonewall View Post
We always take a 7 day cruise to the western Carrib. I arrange and organize it. I get up early every day of the cruise go eat breakfast while she sleeps and then bring her back Breakfast in bed. I try to arrange excursions that would appeal to her like swimming with the dolphins or whatever. try to arrange everything so she has a week to just enjoy and de-stress. The only thing she is responsible for is telling what to wear (funny how once I got married I completely lost the ability to dress myself) and keeping my little buddy happy.

It has become a tradition.
wow! your wife is lucky to have a H like you

"A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love."
Thewife is offline  
post #25 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-12-2012, 06:21 AM
Member
 
SimplyAmorous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 13,818
Re: How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stonewall View Post
We always take a 7 day cruise to the western Carrib. I arrange and organize it. I get up early every day of the cruise go eat breakfast while she sleeps and then bring her back Breakfast in bed. I try to arrange excursions that would appeal to her like swimming with the dolphins or whatever. try to arrange everything so she has a week to just enjoy and de-stress. The only thing she is responsible for is telling what to wear (funny how once I got married I completely lost the ability to dress myself) and keeping my little buddy happy.

It has become a tradition.
My husband can't dress himself for the life of him either, but if I was waiting for him to arrange a vacation, we'd never leave the house...that simply will never happen. I am not complaining though, cause I love to search for places anyway, making phone calls, getting details, all up my alley. That would be drudgery to him.

Swimming with the dolphins --Really - I wonder what that felt like !? Was at Sea World a few months back, I was thinking about that. Swim With Dolphins Bahamas | Bahamas Dolphins in Nassau Bahamas - Paradise Island - Freeport Bahamas Looked that up , sounds fun, might have to plan to do something like that someday.

SimplyAmorous is offline  
post #26 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-12-2012, 07:08 AM
Member
 
Stonewall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,548
Re: How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SimplyAmorous View Post
My husband can't dress himself for the life of him either, but if I was waiting for him to arrange a vacation, we'd never leave the house...that simply will never happen. I am not complaining though, cause I love to search for places anyway, making phone calls, getting details, all up my alley. That would be drudgery to him.

Swimming with the dolphins --Really - I wonder what that felt like !? Was at Sea World a few months back, I was thinking about that. Swim With Dolphins Bahamas | Bahamas Dolphins in Nassau Bahamas - Paradise Island - Freeport Bahamas Looked that up , sounds fun, might have to plan to do something like that someday.
It was a lot of fun. We did it in Roatan Honduras. We have also done scuba at Cozumel and Grand Caymen, speed boats at costa maya, Mayan ruins by horse back somewhere in Mexico, parasailing in Grand Caymen. We love cruising. We've been on 14 cruises so far.
Stonewall is offline  
post #27 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-12-2012, 08:20 AM
Member
 
SimplyAmorous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 13,818
Re: How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stonewall View Post
It was a lot of fun. We did it in Roatan Honduras. We have also done scuba at Cozumel and Grand Caymen, speed boats at costa maya, Mayan ruins by horse back somewhere in Mexico, parasailing in Grand Caymen. We love cruising. We've been on 14 cruises so far.
Wow, you know how to live it up ....14 Cruises ! Nice . Never been on a Cruise.... maybe someday when the kids are gone. I've heard they are like a TOWN on that boat, you wouldn't even know you are at sea. Many exciting memories you both have to look back upon, you are really LIVING life and enjoying every moment.

SimplyAmorous is offline  
post #28 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-13-2012, 04:46 PM
Member
 
Noel1987's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Middletown
Posts: 103
Re: How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries?

Hopefully next year Feb18th would be my first WA.
Noel1987 is offline  
post #29 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-13-2012, 06:51 PM
Member
 
Stonewall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,548
Re: How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SimplyAmorous View Post
Wow, you know how to live it up ....14 Cruises ! Nice . Never been on a Cruise.... maybe someday when the kids are gone. I've heard they are like a TOWN on that boat, you wouldn't even know you are at sea. Many exciting memories you both have to look back upon, you are really LIVING life and enjoying every moment.


We have become somewhat experts at it SA! Its the one vacation we can take where no one can find us. Its the only time that its really just me and her.

I love it to no end. I love that short time of being the center of her universe and no one calling and wanting something from her. everyone wants something from her all the time. It seems like we cant even have a conversation without the phone ringing.

Its not her fault. She is such a good hearted personl she just helps so many people. I relish those days when no one can reach her.

I know that sounds selfish but everyone else can fend for themselves those few days.

If you ever decide to pull the trigger on a cruise and need some advice; shoot me a PM!
Stonewall is offline  
post #30 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-14-2012, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Thewife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Garden City
Posts: 388
Re: How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries?

Lovely thanks for sharing threetimesalady, yes remembering such wonderful times always warms us and keeps the love brighter each day.

"A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love."
Thewife is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on Talk About Marriage, you must first register. Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Important! Your username will be visible to the public next to anything you post and could show up in search engines like Google. If you are concerned about anonymity, PLEASE choose a username that will not be recognizable to anyone you know.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you deal with milestones/anniversaries during infidelity recovery? daggeredheart Coping with Infidelity 8 08-27-2012 12:48 AM
Anyone Celebrate at All? nice777guy Life After Divorce 7 02-04-2012 08:02 PM
Do you celebrate ScaredandUnsure The Social Spot 9 02-04-2012 07:08 PM
Going to celebrate candiceh General Relationship Discussion 0 01-22-2012 10:04 PM
Approaching 2 different anniversaries..... mommy2 Coping with Infidelity 12 02-04-2011 07:47 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome