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Having been married for over a year now is a milestone for many couples. By that time, they will have sorted out their short-term and long-term goals as well as secured comfortable living space for the family they are planning. For this reason, it’s important to put time and effort into celebrating your first wedding anniversary. Here are a few ideas you can try out.
1. Go for a luxury spa day
There’s more to celebrating your first wedding anniversary than a candlelit dinner at an Italian restaurant. You can also take your spouse for a day of pampering at a luxury spa. Get a massage together and have an intimate moment inside a sauna. Apart from that, you can also turn your home into a makeshift spa. You just need to dim down the lights, load the air diffuser with the essential oils of nutmeg and rose, and take a dip in the bathtub with scented candles all around.
2. Travel to exotic places
Places like Venice and Paris are every couple’s dream destinations, so why limit yourselves to these cities when you can travel to more exciting places? Since you are celebrating your first year as a married couple, you should appeal to each other’s sense of adventure. Consider watching the Northern Lights in Reykjavik or going island hopping in the South Pacific. These places offer surprises and adventures that will strengthen your relationship.
3. Do something creative
Whether both of you are musicians or painters, you can express how much you love each other. You can write and record songs or paint a mural at your house. You can also make a short film that includes photos and videos you have taken since being married. Bringing out each other’s creative side can help keep you closer together and value each other’s talents. It’s also a great way to create a memento. Make this a yearly habit so you will have a collection of items you can showcase once you have reached your 50th anniversary.
4. Go down memory lane
As you sit down to have an intimate time with your partner, try showing them items like photos or souvenirs that will remind them of the time you had spent before you exchanged vows at the altar. Whether you met each other through dating platforms like Parship or a chance encounter during college, it’s important to collect memorabilia that will show how far you and your spouse have gone.
5. Spice things up
Whatever you are planning for your first anniversary, remember to conclude the day with an intimate night in the bedroom. After exchanging gifts, you can try booking the same room you slept in during your honeymoon or just make your bedroom extra romantic by decorating it with rose petals and playing the song that defines your love for each other. You can also try toys and new positions. Be daring and make the most out of the night.
Going above and beyond expectations during your first wedding anniversary will set the tone for the rest of your marriage. Consider these tips and give your spouse something memorable.
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