2nd Wedding Anniversary Ideas

By Julie •  Updated: 09/04/21 •  6 min read

Is it time to celebrate your 2nd wedding anniversary? This year, it is time to make it special. After all, two years can fly by and it is easy to take your partner for granted on a daily basis. So, your anniversary is an opportunity to remind them how much you love and appreciate them. We are talking about making your anniversary a special day with plans and gifts.

So, let’s take a look at some of the 2nd wedding anniversary ideas that we have. Here are nine ideas you can think about for your special day as a couple. 

Head to the Beach

Do you live in a part of the country that has beautiful stretches of sand and sea? Then there is going to be no better place to hang out on your 2nd wedding anniversary than at the beach. You can sit back and relax with your partner, enjoying the sunshine and some time away from home. You can take a dip in the ocean too and do some swimming. Do not forget to bring a cooler and pack all of your partner’s favorite snacks. When you are both busy all the time, it can be difficult to enjoy some quiet time together. But the beach on your 2nd wedding anniversary sounds like a plan to us!

Choose Cotton Flowers

Are you planning on buying flowers again for your wedding anniversary? While your partner is always going to love receiving flowers, you want to make it a little different for your 2nd wedding anniversary. So, why not try cotton flowers instead? These are on trend right now and they are going to be a gift that lasts more than a week. In fact, they can last a lifetime instead! They are available in different patterns and colors, which allows you to choose one that your partner will love to show off around the house. This is a unique gift that your partner will adore.

Have a Picnic

Sometimes, small gestures are all you need to show your partner that you care. So, why not have a picnic at the park? During the summer, the weather is relaxing and warm. You can take your picnic basket and a blanket with you to the local park and have lunch together. Not only can you spend some quality time together, you can also watch the world go by. Your partner is going to love this type of romantic date and it can show that you care on your 2nd wedding anniversary. It is simple yet a lovely idea!

Buy Matching Robes

Every married couple is going to love relaxing together in the evenings. Why not allow them to do it in style with a comfortable and matching robe? This is going to be something warm and snuggly for relaxing evenings, as well as being fun. The couple will love how they match and there is going to be nothing better than relaxing on the couch watching a movie in a fluffy robe. What’s more, you can get names engraved on the robe to make it extra special for a 2nd wedding anniversary.

Make a Romantic Playlist

Back in the day, your parents probably made a mixed tape for their significant other. But, times have moved on. Now, everybody has their music on their smartphones and you will have to think about this if you are planning a 2nd wedding anniversary. For example, if you and your partner love music, you can make them an anniversary playlist. This is going to contain all of the songs they love, including your favorite couple music. You can listen to the playlist together and dance the night away.

Arrange a Mini Road Trip

Getting away for the day can be exactly what you need for a 2nd wedding anniversary. So, why not arrange a mini road trip? You can jump in the car and visit a town nearby that you have never gone to before. This can be a fun day of exploring that you can enjoy together and you do not have to travel far to get there. You can take a picnic with you or choose to visit a nice café there. Spending the day away from home is going to be the time you need together on your 2nd wedding anniversary. Make it special!

Go to a Sports Game

Are you and your partner avid sports fans? How long has it been since you have been to a game? No matter what sport you and your partner love, you can purchase tickets for your 2nd wedding anniversary. This can give you something to look forward to and it is different for the day. You can enjoy the excitement together and make a day of it. You can even purchase some matching t-shirts or sports merchandise to make the game even better.

Read Your Vows

Do you still have a copy of your vows lying around? Perhaps it is time to reminisce on your 2nd wedding anniversary and read them again to your partner. Not only will this take you back to your wedding day but it is also going to show your significant other how much you mean to them. This is a thoughtful gift and they are going to feel very loved. What’s more, you can add any more details you can think of and things you have achieved over the first two years of being married.

Make Plans for the Future

Do not forget that you are only celebrating your 2nd wedding anniversary. In other words, you are hopefully going to have a lot more years to spend together! On your special day, do not forget to look forward to the future and make some fun plans. Perhaps this includes arranging a vacation and going traveling together soon. Maybe you would like to have kids sooner rather than later. Have this discussion with your partner and talk about the exciting future you are going to have as a couple.

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Julie is an editor and writer who loves to write about getting engaged and wedding preparations. She’s also a wedding photographer on the side. Julie received her degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. Julie lives in Texas with her husband and their three kids. As a couple they enjoy spending time on Texas’ South Padre Island beaches, and they also love to hike in the Texas Hill Country. As well as being parents to kids, Julie and her husband are also pet parents to two dogs, three cats, and a 50 gallon tank of beautiful tropical fish.

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