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Ok so i was wondering, did any of you do anything special for the first wedding anniversary? I mean like..lol are there any rules or anything for this kind of stuff?? :)

in a way for many of us, this is not just a wedding anniversary its an anniversary of getting our k1 and being able to cross as well. In my case i POE'D April 6th, and we were married on the 11th. And i dunno, lol i guess i just feel that there should be something special done lol.

Ok maybe i'm just dreaming in technicolor while i'm awake from no sleep lately :P


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You guys should totally celebrate! Especially you, since you waited so long for your K-1!!! We're not quite there yet, but I'm planning on taking Chris on a surprise all-nclusive holiday, check this out www.cheapcaribbean.com

I think it's important to celebrate wedding anniversaries, I don't know maybe I'm just old-school that way... What we're going to do too, is every year that we've been married, we're going to write down what things cost, like rent, gas, a gallon of milk, etc. My mom did this, and it's great to look at it and think that when they first got married, their rent was only 25$ a month!

Anyways, I'm rambling, but yeah, definitely celebrate! :thumbs:


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Sadly at just past our 3rd - I cannot remember what we did on our first :) That's how important it was :P All kidding aside, we went out to dinner because it was a week night. We like to give a small gift of some kind...sometimes I've made a special card using my scrapbook stuff or whatever.

You could google traditional or modern wedding anniversary gifts.....maybe it will be paper and you could get tickets to something or it could be water and you could do something relating to water....create a fountain in your garden if you're into that...who knows something imaginative.

Last year we were near Niagara Falls so we saw the falls, stayed the night at the Fallsview ...got a suite facing the falls which had a hotub and had dinner and walked through the casino...was fun, but we won't do it every year.


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Wes took the day off for ours (this was right before I started my new job so I had the day off too). We went for breakfast, then went to the mall and bought him new shoes. Came home for a bit to relax and then went to a movie (saw Black Swan). After the movie we came home, got changed and went to a fancy dinner by the beach. It was awesome and romantic, but the best part was I got to spend the whole day with him.

We were going to go to San Diego (which is where we first met IRL) to goto Seaworld and the zoo, but the funds werent in the cards for us. Something like that is good too, going to a memorable place in history for you both.


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When we chose our wedding date, we did it to coincide with his birthday and mine (my birthday Aug 4th, his Aug 10th, and our wedding Aug 7th). We did that so we could basically hit the important dates all at once and something special that covers everything.

For our first anniversary, we weren't yet done with immigration, by far (he didn't POE til January this year, so almost a year a half in total). We chose to take a week of vacation and went up to Prince Edward Island, which I have to say I really really enjoyed.

I think it's important to celebrate anniversaries, even if it's with something small. I'm sure that my husband and I will continue to "do something" on our anniversaries. I'd like to keep the tradition of taking a week of vacation, but I'm sure there will be times that it isn't feasible.

In any case, congrats and happy anniversary!

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For our first anniversary, we went to Minneapolis for the weekend. On the actual day of our anniversary, we had dinner at one of our favorite restaurants there. Our second anniversary fell on a Monday and we could not take extra days off to do a long weekend somewhere, so we just went out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants locally, which is probably also what we will do for our third anniversary.


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Our first anniversary landed on father day, we had cards for each other and he got me flowers and chocolates for me. We went out to a nice restaurant for lunch with the whole family to celebrate.


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Our first we went and had professional photography done downtown. It was really neat and lots of fun. Then we had lunch at a nicer establishment downtown as well.


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I agree, It's important to do something memorable.

We spent the night at a nice hotel in downtown Denver and went out to dinner at our favorite restaurant. I also got some pretty diamond earrings :)

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I would love to go on a trip somewhere, but right now it is not in the cards as far as $$ goes, Simon doesn't get any vacation until July and with a new baby it is a bit hard. I am going to book a hot air balloon trip. We are only about 30 min from Smokey Mountains National Park, so I thought that would be a cool place to go for it. Our official anniversary is in April but our formal wedding was in July, so that is the one we decided to celebrate.

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Our anniversary is on the 4th of July, we went out to the Gateway Arch in st louis, booked a hotel room overlooking the arch and watch the fireworks. I was BEAUTIFUL!!! A little pricy, but waaay worth it.


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I am trying to remember what we did for our first.. I know I was still in Canada but I can't remember if my hubby came up to see me or not as my visa interview was a few weeks after that.. although I am pretty sure i would have made him come up for a visit ..lol

I got my visa about 1 year and a month after we got married :P

now we are going to be celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary this next weekend :D

anywho, yeah you should totally celebrate your anniversary..


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I would love to go on a trip somewhere, but right now it is not in the cards as far as $$ goes, Simon doesn't get any vacation until July and with a new baby it is a bit hard. I am going to book a hot air balloon trip. We are only about 30 min from Smokey Mountains National Park, so I thought that would be a cool place to go for it. Our official anniversary is in April but our formal wedding was in July, so that is the one we decided to celebrate.

That sounds like SUCH a good idea!!! I'm going to look into that!


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That sounds like SUCH a good idea!!! I'm going to look into that!

Check out this site They have a special going on right now and the price through them was about $50 cheaper per person than booking it directly through the balloon company.....at least the ones I looked up.

I have always wanted to go on a hot air balloon. Many years ago I was a skydiver, and my husband was airborne in the army, so we both like being in the air. I thought it would be a pretty cool experience for us.

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Check out this site They have a special going on right now and the price through them was about $50 cheaper per person than booking it directly through the balloon company.....at least the ones I looked up.

I have always wanted to go on a hot air balloon. Many years ago I was a skydiver, and my husband was airborne in the army, so we both like being in the air. I thought it would be a pretty cool experience for us.

Thank you! I never even thought of that, but it's the best idea ever! Gosh, skydiving? I would probably pee my pants, probably not a good idea for an anniversary :lol:


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