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Planning for your 1st Wedding Anniversary Celebration

Planning for your 1st Wedding Anniversary

Being fantastically organised you are of course planning for your 1st wedding anniversary celebration before your actual wedding. If however you are a mere mortal like the rest of us there are somethings you can do to make this celebration special.

Why I hear you ask, well as if you’ve not got enough on your plate at the wedding there are some great things you can do during the lead up to the wedding day and straight after to help make the 1st wedding anniversary (and future) anniversaries more memorable. Even if you’re not planning this in the run up to your 1st anniversary it’s probably not too late to help in the future.

Remembering simple things, jot them down either on paper, in a blog or in your wedding planner will really help. Believe me after a year which will be an extremely busy one, likely to be full of change. Acclimatisation to becoming one half of a ‘couple’ there will be some details that you wished you had remembered.

As a basic list, below of some of the things people forget, use it as an aide memoire. When planning for your 1st wedding anniversary celebration this list could be used for many reasons. Examples include to get a gift that links to both the wedding and the anniversary or to invite everyone to a anniversary party.

1st Anniversary Planning Things to remember

  • First Song Danced to as a married couple.
  • Last song Danced to at the Wedding Celebration.
  • The Menu for the Wedding Breakfast meal.
  • The Band or DJs Name.
  • The Official’s name (or their formal title.)
  • Keep a list of all your Guests, including last minute changes.
  • Also what gifts you got from whom.

Writing this years on from our wedding I can say the item I struggle with is the full guest list. I would also not have a clue as to the gifts we got let along from whom.

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1st Wedding Anniversary Gifts

1st Anniversary Gifts

Paper based gifts are the traditional theme for 1st wedding anniversary gifts. Our best sellers show that the theme is a popular choice whether you are buying for your spouse, friend or family member. We offer a range of paper based gifts and below we’ve listed some of our favourites.

1st Wedding Anniversary Newspaper Gift Set

Unique 1st Wedding Anniversary Newspaper CollectionA unique gift idea for the anniversary couple, contains three original newspapers from the wedding day and both of the couple’s birth dates.

Presented in a beautiful hand-finished padded leatherette presentation case. The folder preserves and protects the authentic newspapers for generations to come. The cover is gold embossed, with the words ‘A Day To Remember’ a great gift idea and comes with an authentication certificate which you can also add your own personal message to.

First Dance Word Art Print

1st Wedding Anniversary Gifts ~ First Dance Word Art PrintCommemorate one of the most important pieces of music in your life. Your first dance as a married couple. This would make an extra special 1st wedding anniversary gift. It’s offered in a number of formats from electronic through to a professionally printed A3 image. We’ve got a great range of designs to choose from. Let us know what your 1st dance was and we’ll do the rest…

Personalised Haynes Explains Marriage Book

1st anniversary gifts ~ Personalised Haynes Explains Marriage BookIf you’re familiar with the Haynes instruction manuals then you’ll love this book. Haynes explains manual uses their unique style to provide the marriage workshop manual for the couple. With some great comedic sections such as That New Car Smell (the honeymoon period) and Crash Test Ratings (arguments and how to handle them.)

Our Anniversary Journal ~ 1st Wedding Anniversary gift idea

Our First Year - 1st Wedding Anniversary gift Book grey backgroundThis beautiful personalised keepsake book that you add to year after year. Gift it for the 1st wedding anniversary so you can record your married life together. It’s great to be able to get this out year after year to remind you of good times and record recent events.

We’ve many gifts available for the 1st anniversary, check out our full range of 1st anniversary gifts.

We also maintain a list of our top sellers on Pinterest here: Top 5 1st Wedding Anniversary Gifts

 

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Planning your 1st Anniversary

We thought we would start our blogs with nothing to do with Anniversaries and talk about the wedding!!

Why I hear you ask; well as if you’ve not got enough on your plate at the wedding there are some great things you can do during the run up to the wedding day and immediately after to help make the 1st (and future) anniversaries more memorable.

Remembering simple things and jotting them down either on paper, in a blog or in your wedding planner will really help, believe me after a year of what will be an extremely busy one likely to be full of change and acclimatisation to becoming one half of a ‘couple’ there will be some details that you wished you had remembered.

We’ve put a basic list below of some of the things people forget as an aide memoire; use it as a list to store the details against. Is there something you wish you could remember from the actual wedding day let us know and we’ll add it to the list as a useful reminder for other couples.

  • First Song Danced to as a married couple.
  • Last song Danced to at the Wedding Celebration
  • The Menu for the Wedding Breakfast meal.
  • The Band or DJs Name
  • The Official’s name (or their formal title)
  • All your Guests

Is there something you wish you could remember from the actual wedding day? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list as a useful reminder for other couples. Writing this 24 years on from the original wedding I can say the item I struggle with the most is the actual guest list.