It can be challenging to decide how to celebrate your first wedding anniversary with your spouse. The traditional gift for one year of marriage is paper – which isn’t exactly helpful as a gift idea prompt!
The coronavirus pandemic also makes it hard to make your first wedding anniversary special. With a bit of imagination, though, you will still be able to find a way to make this milestone day special.
Here are a few of our favourite quirky ways that you can celebrate your first year of marriage.
Recreate Your Wedding Day At Home
You won’t be able to recreate everything from your living room, but one lovely way to celebrate could be if you both put on your wedding outfits and have a private reaffirming of your vows. This doesn’t need to be official – though you could hire a minister or officiant to conduct a remote service if you wish.
What is important is that you remind yourselves of your wedding day and make the day a little more magical, even if spending it at home. You could even have your first dance again in your living room.
Play A Whodunit
Playing out a murder mystery from home is a great way to make your anniversary celebrations last. This is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys celebrating in unusual ways, and it’s something you and your spouse can do together, making it ideal for ensuring you spend some quality time together.
Mysterious Mail is a unique hunt a killer game that delivers clues directly to your door over a time period of your choosing. You can find out more here about these great immersive experiences. Another brilliant thing about these boxes is that the clues come in paper form – perfect for a paper wedding anniversary gift!
Make A Time Capsule
A time capsule is a sweet way to make memories on your first anniversary and gives you something to look forward to in future years. You could fill the time capsule with mementoes from your first year of wedded bliss. Ticket stubs, photos, shells or pebbles from walks or holidays – whatever you have that creates a little slice of your first year together.
You could save it to open in one, five or ten years, after the birth of your first child or any other momentous occasion. You could even have it become part of your anniversary tradition by adding new time capsules for each subsequent year.
Enjoy A Picnic From Your Living Room
While you might not be able to go out for your anniversary this year, you could add some fun and romance to the day by having a picnic in your house. Gather up as many soft and comfy things as you can and lay them out on the living room floor.
Spread a blanket over the top and lay out a tasty spread of picnic food. You could even play some relaxing nature sounds for some ambient background noise while you enjoy your indoor picnic.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.