A Wedding Anniversary To Look Forward To


We missed our wedding anniversary last month. Well, when I say missed, we knew it when it came around, we exchanged cards and thoughtful family and friends had sent cards and gifts. But our daughter was ill on our anniversary so the meal we’d planned to go out for didn’t happen and then my girl’s poorliness kind of took over for another week or so, our anniversary forgotten.

It was already a strange one as it was the first one that the Husband didn’t have off work, fortunately with hindsight, as plans would have gone by the wayside anyway. We normally celebrate it, our first was celebrated in style as we went to Paris, and then over the years we’ve had various other breaks and trips. It was fifteen years last month, quite a special one, I think, but hey ho, it’s gone now and remaining happily married is a lot more important than the day itself!

Hmm, that said, 25 is an important one, right? One worth me thinking about and planning lovely things for? It will be silver, so I might have been looking at silver wedding anniversary gifts for her ideas and talked myself into the importance of the occasion, along with my need for a silver-dipped rose! I do love roses!

Then there’s the day itself. It deserves a break, I think. It’s another ten years away yet, so the children will be a lot older and much happier for us to be away from them. I am toying with somewhere beautiful, full of culture and sightseeing such as Rome, or then do we indulge our love of travelling to the US and go for Las Vegas or San Francisco? I adore Vegas and it’s definitely not a holiday with children, so this might be a great opportunity to go for it. With a lot of other cities and breaks I often feel bad as I suspect the kids would enjoy it, too, whereas Las Vegas just isn’t an option for them, so my guilt can completely dissipate!

We’re not ones for huge parties, we actually only had 9 guests at our wedding, so I think celebrations at home would be more along the lines of a family meal. That would be lovely and mark the occasion.

But it’s a whole ten years away, I hear you shout. Yes, I know, but given that last month we celebrated fifteen years of marriage, and that feels like it went by in the blink of an eye, I can’t help but suspect that the next ten years will fly by just as quickly. And besides, it’s nice to daydream, isn’t it?

What about you? Do you celebrate your wedding anniversary?

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4 thoughts on “A Wedding Anniversary To Look Forward To

  • tracey at Mummyshire

    Only 9 guests – that sounds like such an intimate affair.
    I too like the idea of heading off to Vegas. We were supposed to go there for our 40th birthdays but I was three months pregnant, so am still yet to get there!

  • Sarah Pearce

    We’ve always celebrated our wedding anniversary with trips away and usually schedule our family holiday to fall incorporating our anniversary. Unfortunately last year it ended up being on the day we were travelling home, which was a bit of a disappointment. We don’t have a plan for this year yet as we’ve moved our usual September holiday to July as we’re attending a family wedding in Devon, so turning that into a bit of a holiday, so we’ll probably just do something low key on our actual anniversary. We really enjoy taking a holiday to celebrate our special day, but sadly once our little man starts full-time school in 2018 that won’t be a possibility anymore. We often talk about what holidays we might take when child/children are old enough for us to go away without them and we’re planning on definitely returning to America. We spent our honeymoon travelling around California, Arizona and Nevada and we would absolutely LOVE to do it again. We’re torn whether to do the exact same trip or make some slight alterations, as we’d love to see all the places we visited before again, but would also like to explore new places…..We’ve probably got 15-20 years to mull it over! xx

    • Jocelyn Post author

      Yes, we do that, too! We had a road trip around California and Nevada just before we started a family and it would be great to do it again. I’d also like to travel across the US with the kids. One day…! x