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How to plan the perfect anniversary celebration

Your anniversary, whether you’re dating, engaged, or married marks a huge milestone in your relationship. This is a time to reflect on your relationship, your memories, and your future together. The best way to do this is by planning an anniversary celebration for just the two of you to truly connect.

Building the Foundation

The first step to planning the perfect anniversary celebration is to know and understand your partner’s love language. Love languages are the way you give and receive love. They help build the communication in a relationship and help you understand your partner. Here are the 5 different love languages:

1. Acts of Service

An example could be lending a hand or helping your partner out when they are stressed or too tired to accomplish a task.

2. Receiving Gifts

An example of this could be picking up flowers on your way home because you know your partner had a hard day.

3. Quality Time

An example could be allowing your partner some undivided attention during dinner or planning a date night.

4.Words of Affirmation

An example of this could be communicating to your partner the reasons

why you love them or what makes them different from someone else.

5. Physical Touch

An example could be holding hands with your partner at the grocery store

or hugging them when they least expect it.

If you have time, you and your partner can take this quiz. It is a great way to strengthen your relationship and fully understand each other's love language.

Creating your Next Anniversary

Now that we have learned about what your partner values in your relationship, we can move onto how to implement their love language into the perfect anniversary celebration. We have broken down some anniversary ideas and included which of the five love languages they fall under.

1. A walk down memory lane

A fun way to reflect back on your relationship with your partner is to collect images from the past year or even from the start of your relationship and compile them together. After you have picked some of your favorite memories with your partner you can either choose to print them out and create a home made photo album or you can insert them into a custom retroviewer. If you want to make this a bigger celebration you can plan a day stopping at your favorite spots, and bring your photo memories along all while creating new ones.

This gift is great for those whose love languages are receiving gifts and quality time.

2. Day adventure

Planning a day adventure of activities your partner loves shows them not only that you care about them, but that you pay attention to what they truly love to do. Start by reflecting on what your partner does in their freetime. Where do they seem the most happy? What’s something they’ve talked about doing but haven’t? Maybe they don’t have the money or the time to set aside for that activity. Is there something that they may not have thought of that could be fun? After finding a few different activities, set out to plan a day doing those things. Make sure to call ahead or schedule if need be. If you’re looking for an activity that takes the stress out of planning, our Lavish Picnic package is great for couples looking for an effortless and fun way to have a special anniversary. Try and plan something that shows you listen to their interests and why you love them.

This gift is great for those whose love languages are quality time and words of affirmation

3. A “Love” Break

Think of a love-break similar to a ‘short getaway’. It is a great way to plan something intimate for you and your partner to experience together. This can be something close to home like glamping in your backyard or it can be heading 2+ hours away to visit a new town. Planning something for your partner where all they have to do is sit back and rest up, is a great way to show them you care about them, appreciate their hard work, and value their relaxation. Remember to highlight activities that your partner loves to do! This is a great way of showing them that you listen and pay attention to their interests.

This gift is great for those whose love languages are acts of service and quality time.

4. Experience a new activity together

Taking on a new activity together as a couple is a beautiful idea for an anniversary. Why? Well, think about it - you and your partner are experiencing something new together. Maybe you’re a bit uncomfortable because you’re unsure of what to do. What’s wonderful about this is that you and your partner are going through it together. Experiencing something new together gives you both another reason that you are connected. You now share a similar experience. This can help build a bond between the two of you and create memories that will last a lifetime. Some examples to think about are trying out a new salsa dancing class, taking a cooking class, or getting creative with pottery.

This gift is great for those whose love languages are quality time and physical touch.

Planning anything can be hard, our team knows how much time, stress, and money can go into planning the perfect anniversary for you and your partner to experience. So, if you want to go above and beyond these ideas listed above and truly create a one-of-a-kind anniversary celebration we’ve got you covered! Booking an anniversary package with Posie ensures that your ideas will become a reality.

Don’t have a starting point for your anniversary, don’t worry! Our easy to fill-out questionnaire will give our team a picture of what you and your partner are interested in and learn about what your relationship is like to create something special.

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