Remember its special
Your first anniversary is special, its the first of many anniversaries and celebrates the first year with your chosen life partner. It should also be the end of a period of adjustment for both partners having spent all the seasons together in marriage you now have an understanding of future years to come. If this is your own first wedding anniversary and would like to know more about the significance or importance of celebrating your anniversary, now and in the future, then our FAQ of Etiquette gives more details.
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The Traditional first wedding anniversary gifts have a theme or symbol of Paper; our best seller for the first anniversary is our Wedding Anniversary Memory book, made of paper and enables you to record details of where you are for each year. A Modern first wedding anniversary symbol is a Clock; we’ve got a great selection of clocks with our photo inclusion clocks proving to be the most popular.
The Gemstone associated with this Wedding Anniversary is Fresh Water Pearls and the flowers associated with this Anniversary are Pansies.
If you are wondering what we mean by Traditional, Modern, Gemstone or associated flowers then check out our etiquette section on our main site.
Its your choice
How you choose to celebrate may set the precedence to many happy years together, if your partner decides not to celebrate your anniversary how you like now is probably the best time to discuss what your feelings are.
The first anniversary, as is typical for all the early anniversaries, is normally celebrated by the couple in an intimate manner, it is the later anniversaries where lavish parties are thrown; having said that if you are a party animal there is nothing stopping you having a party, get your mates round and watch the wedding video together over a pizza and a few beers.
If you do decide to throw a celebration then it would be down to the couple to arrange the function, this does not mean you have to do it personally merely that the burden is not traditionally placed on any other family member. For more etiquette answers check out our FAQs in the etiquette section. If you want more suggestions on appropriate gifts to get then select one of the hyperlinks above we've separated our suggestions into exotic; when you really want to push the boat out and celebrate. Sensual; for some loving and intimate ideas and finally our Thoughtful section; some of our suggestions in this section take time and devotion to make perfect however these are often the best, after all don't they always say it's the thought that counts!