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10 Unique Ways To Celebrate Your First Wedding Anniversary

Celebrating the 1st Anniversary

It’s your first wedding anniversary! You’re probably wondering, “What can we do to celebrate?” Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got some great ideas for how to make this year’s anniversary extra special.

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1. Recreate Your Wedding Day

A popular ways to celebrate your first wedding anniversary is by re-creating your wedding day. If you’re feeling up to it, go all out and recreate every detail of that special day. Dress up in your wedding attire and take a photo shoot with your groom. Have each member of the bridal party there (and if they couldn’t make it on that day, have them show up now). Serve cake at midnight just like you did on yours! Throw an after party for guests who missed it last time around—maybe even hire a band for some dancing!

Romantic walk along a beach at sunset

2. Take a Romantic Getaway

  • Get away for the weekend. If you have the time and resources, it’s worth taking a mini-vacation. The best part about this option is that you can make it as romantic as you want. For example:
  • Stay at a nice hotel with spa services
  • Have dinner at one of those restaurants where they sing to you
  • Go dancing at the club downtown (or look up some nearby swing dance lessons)
  • Do something new and exciting together—maybe try parasailing or skydiving! Or go on a hiking adventure through nature trails that have never been explored before. If neither of those ideas sound appealing but there’s still some excitement left in the relationship after a year together, then perhaps consider taking up biking. There are plenty of beautiful bike trails around the UK where couples can spend hours riding happily next to each other while they enjoy nature’s beauty around them without having to worry about traffic jams or pedestrian crossings getting in their way (because let’s face it—those things are stressful!). Lastly, why not visit some tourist attractions? There are plenty out there that would be fun on any first wedding anniversary trip.

3. Give a Paper Gift

Paper is the traditional gift theme for the first anniversary so make sure you give some thought as to what gift you can give. There are plenty of gift ideas for the first wedding anniversary but if you want to give something unique, why not make your own gift? You could write a poem or song and present it to your partner on their special day.

Giving a paper gift to your spouse is a great way to show them how much you love them and how grateful you are for their presence in your life. Paper gifts can be inexpensive, easy to make, and can be made from recycled materials. You can also make paper gifts in advance and store them for use on other occasions in the future.

Paper is one of the most versatile materials in existence, so it’s no wonder that it’s been used as an element of celebration throughout history (think wedding invitations).

Special Dinner Dates together

4. Plan a Special Dinner

Once you get to the restaurant, make sure to order something special. If you’ve never been there before and want to splurge on a nice meal, it’s a great time to ask the chef or waiter if they can make something special. You could also ask that your wine be served in an interesting glass or decanter.

A romantic restaurant is key for an anniversary dinner; choose one with dim lighting and soft music playing in the background. Make sure your table is private (so no one else can hear what you’re saying). If possible, bring flowers or a gift for your spouse!

5. Renew Your Vows

Renewing your vows is a great way to commemorate your first wedding anniversary. This can be as low-key or elaborate as you like—it all depends on what works best for you and your partner.

If planning a wedding isn’t in the cards this year, but revisiting the special day is something that appeals to both of you, consider renewing your vows at a beach, park or other location that holds memories for both of you. It could be something as simple as renewing on a beach where one of you proposed or at a park where special moments were had. For us? We chose our favourite restaurant from our original honeymoon —and it was perfect!

6. Make a Memory Book

This is a great way to keep all of your wedding memories together in one place, and it can be personalized with photos or memorabilia from the day. You could also create a scrapbook of the first year of your marriage so that you can look back on everything that happened during that time.

This project is fun as well as meaningful, as it gives you a chance to look back on how far you’ve come in life together. If you don’t have any creative skills, there are plenty of online guides – or even kits – that will help get started!

Share a Spa day together

7. Spend a Day at the Spa or Salon Together

A spa or salon day is a great way to relax and unwind, as well as bond with each other. You can spend time together in a peaceful, serene environment. A spa day can be a great way to show your spouse how much you appreciate them and want to share this special moment with them.

8. Take a Dance Class

You’ll experience the satisfaction of learning a new skill, develop a sense of accomplishment and enjoy the chance to bond with your partner.

If you don’t have time for lessons but still want to take up dancing, there are many apps and online videos that will teach you how to dance in your own home without any prior knowledge or experience. You can choose from social dances including salsa, swing and waltz, or even ballroom styles like tango and foxtrot.

Dancing is one of the most fun ways to get fit! It improves flexibility as well as balance and coordination, making it ideal for those who want an alternative form of exercise that doesn’t involve hitting the gym or working out at home with weights.

9. Volunteer Together

You can do it on your own or with a group of friends. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make an impact.

Volunteering together is one of the best ways to celebrate your first wedding anniversary. You’ll not only be helping others, but you’ll also strengthen your relationship by doing something fun and meaningful together. If you don’t know where to start check out the governments page on volunteering.

10. Surprise Them With a Party

When you plan a party for your spouse, it’s important to make sure they don’t find out. The best way is to use your network of friends and family to help you keep it secret. There are several ways that you can do this:

  • Have a party for the whole family—if everyone gets together at once, no one will be paying attention when the big moment arrives!
  • Host a gathering for your parents and siblings—they’ll all be too busy laughing at each other’s jokes or talking about old times to notice anything else going on in the room.
  • Surprise them with a small gathering of just their closest friends who won’t say anything because they’re too busy being grateful that they were invited! Or, if you want something more extravagant…

You can celebrate your first wedding anniversary in ways that are meaningful and memorable.

When it comes to celebrating your first wedding anniversary, you can approach the occasion in a variety of ways. You can celebrate your first wedding anniversary in ways that are meaningful and memorable.

You can celebrate your first wedding anniversary in ways that are meaningful and memorable.

Final Thoughts

If you’re like us, you can use a little help when it comes to planning the perfect anniversary celebration. And while we hope these ideas have helped inspire you, we know that they may not be enough. After all, there are so many different ways to celebrate your wedding anniversary!

The key is to keep things simple and fun—because most importantly, this day should be about celebrating you as a couple (and how much fun is that?). Happy Anniversary xx