1st Wedding Anniversary Ideas

By Mackenzie •  Updated: 05/11/21 •  6 min read

It has been one year since you both got married and it is time to celebrate your anniversary! The first one is always special and it is time to spoil your partner. But, are you unsure of a good gift to get them or how you can spend the day? We have some awesome 1st wedding anniversary ideas for you. Let’s take a look at them and you can gain some inspiration for the big day.

Take a Walk Around the Farmers Market

If there is something we all love doing it is taking a stroll around the farmers market. This can be very relaxing and just what you need in the morning. You can take a look around with your partner and pick up some ingredients. Perhaps you can take them home and cook together to create a special meal for your 1st wedding anniversary. This can be a simple yet lovely way to celebrate and you can spend time together and feel like you have achieved something. Then you can sit down and enjoy your meal.

Book a Bed and Breakfast

Sometimes, you want to just get away and spend the night somewhere with your partner. Well, there is going to no better time to do it than on your 1st wedding anniversary. So, why not arrange a bed and breakfast? You can enjoy being somewhere new and have a weekend away. You can relax and spend some time together. If you are on a budget after your wedding, arranging one night away is going to be perfect. You can celebrate your first wedding anniversary together in style!

Buy Funny Socks

Let’s be honest. If you had an extravagant wedding, you may be still paying for it a year later. Instead of forgetting about gifts on your 1st wedding anniversary, you can opt for a fun gift instead. This is going to make sure that you show your partner you care without having to spend a fortune. For example, you can buy your partner funny socks. There are lots you can choose from and you can even personalize a pair to honor an inside joke. What’s more, this is a practical gift too. Everybody needs a pair of socks and it can be a fun reminder when you wear them.

Frame a Wedding Photograph

You are probably still on cloud nine from your wedding day. That means that framing your favorite wedding photograph is going to be essential for your 1st wedding anniversary. Perhaps you have not gotten around to creating an album yet or you want to decorate your home with lovely wedding photos. Either way, choose one that you both love and have it framed. Your other half is going to love receiving this gift and it is going to have pride of place in the home.

Celebrate with a Custom Champagne Bottle

No celebration is complete without a bottle of champagne. Of course, celebrating your first year of marriage is essential and this calls for a drink. While you can go out to the store and purchase an expensive bottle, you can show even more thought by having a custom champagne bottle ordered. There are companies out there that allow you to personalize the label and you can show your love for your partner. It can be a fun and loving way to celebrate your anniversary and it is also something you can keep.

Arrange a Coffee Date

Do not underestimate the power of a coffee date. While it can seem like a simple idea, if you both like coffee, this is going to be perfect. You can enjoy some quality time together and enjoy a snack and drink. When you are both very busy, it can be difficult to find the time for a coffee date. Thus, on your 1st wedding anniversary, it is time to slow down and enjoy something that you both love. What’s more, if your wedding left you watching your savings, arranging a coffee date is not going to break the bank.

Choose His and Hers Towels

The first year of marriage can still be the honeymoon phase. And this means that you are still going to be having a lot of fun saying that you are married. So, for your 1st wedding anniversary, why not buy his and hers towels? This is a fun and thoughtful gift that is going to make you both smile on a daily basis. What’s more, you are never going to get your towels mixed up again when you go for a shower! There are a lot of colors and designs that you can choose from. You can even choose to personalize your towels even more with your initials as a married couple.

Enjoy His and Hers Key rings

Have you recently moved in together after getting married? On your 1st wedding anniversary, there are still going to be some things that are new and a novelty. For example, this might be living with your partner. If you are looking for present ideas, we suggest his and hers key rings. This is a bit of fun and means that you will always know where your set of keys are when you leave the house. There are a variety of designs you can choose from to make it special for your other half.

Take a Walk in a Botanical Garden

You do not have to make grand gestures to your partner on your 1st wedding anniversary. Instead, you can keep it simple and focus on spending time with your significant other. This is something that is important if you have a busy schedule more of the time. For example, you can go on a romantic walk in a botanical garden. This can be a very relaxing and lovely time, with the opportunity to talk and stroll. You are going to love getting back to nature, viewing the colorful flowers and enjoying the fresh scents. It is good to get outdoors and experience something new together.

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Mackenzie is a freelance writer with over ten years of experience writing on all things weddings. She received her BA in English from the University of California in Los Angeles. When she’s not writing about weddings, Mackenzie enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 kids (twin boys) exploring the beautiful California countryside. While in nature, she captures picturesque images of mountain lakes, the beach, and more. Mackenzie is also a pet parent to two Siamese cats. She appreciates their individuality and the fact they pretty independent. But they love to snuggle at the end of day, which is one of the things Mackenzie enjoys in the evenings to relax after a busy day at work.

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