6 Things Brides Forget To Do On Their Wedding Anniversaries

July 18, 2017 by Blair Donovan
shefinds | Weddings

Once you finally tie the knot and settle in to married life, it can start to get very routine very quickly. Use your wedding anniversary as a special occasion to show your hubby some love and mix up your boring old everyday habits. Whether it's your first or fifteenth wedding anniversary, there are a few important things you don't want to forget when the highly anticipated day arrives.


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top layer wedding cake

To eat the top layer of your wedding cake. Traditionally, couples save the top of their wedding cake to indulge in on their first wedding anniversary. If you put this on your anniversary to-do list, make sure you actually remember to save the cake at your wedding. And, most importantly, don't forget to eat it a year later. The cake might have gotten shoved into the depths of your freezer, so leave yourself a reminder, and start defrosting it a day before. There's nothing sadder than a stale, forgotten wedding cake rotting in your freezer for years.

wedding anniversary cake

To get traditional anniversay gifts. There's a list of traditional gift themes for every year of marriage, which takes the struggle out of finding your significant other an anniversary gift. For your first anniversary, paper is the way to go. You don't have to go this route, especially since paper sounds kind of lame, but it does make the hunt a lot easier. Either way, don't forget to buy a present in the first place.

love letter

To show your groom some love. Your anniversary should be a reminder of why you married the love of your life, so don't forget to remind him. Write him a sweet love letter before he heads off to work, or even a funny poem about how much he means to you. Get creative! The cheesier, the better. He'll love it.

wedding anniversary date

To keep it cool. Yes, your wedding anniversay marks an important milestone to celebrate, but that doesn't mean you have to go absolutely overboard. An expensive dinner can be a great way to celebrate every once in a while but, at the end of the day, your anniversary is about spending some prime one-on-one time with your husband. Something as simple as seeing a movie, a play, or even a basball game together can suffice for your wedding anniversary and keep both parties happy. There's no need to pull out all the stops every year.

wedding anniversary scavenger hunt

To have a little fun. You don't have to spend a ton of money to plan a creative wedding anniversary, either. Surprise your partner with a fun scavenger hunt or make a DIY gift. 

wedding anniversary planning

To plan ahead. No matter what you have in store, don't wait until the last minute to implement any of your genius ideas. You don't want to scramble for plans after your favorite date night restaurant books up for your anniversary.


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