1st Year Wedding Anniversary

If your 1st year anniversary is fast approaching then you will probably need to know the following information it’s essential reading:

The Traditional Wedding Anniversary List shows paper image

The Traditional Wedding Anniversary list shows Paper as the 1 year anniversary symbol This means that if you wish (it’s not mandatory!) you would give a gift to celebrate the first year wedding anniversary that would be made of or follow the theme of Paper. We’ve listed some the of popular gift giving ideas on our Paper Anniversary page.

Modern anniversary list 1 year symbol is a clock image

The modern anniversary gift list (often also called the Contemporary Anniversary gift list) shows that 1st year anniversary gifts have a theme of Clocks.

There is a specific clock style called an ‘Anniversary Clock’ which is traditionally designed for placing on a mantle. It has doom glass cover and the pendulum revolves rather than swings. This would make an ideal gift for the first anniversary.

Pansies Flower List image

The Flowers Anniversary List shows the flowers associated with the 1st wedding anniversary are Pansies

These flowers are cultivated as a garden flower although biennials they are treated as annuals as typically they tend to run in their second year.

The language of flowers uses Pansies in a variety of ways; a Purple pansy is said to be for ‘the thoughts of happy days spent together are my greatest treasure.’ whereas the white Pansy is for thoughts of love meaning ‘you are in my thoughts’ so if you have the opportunity to get pansies you can choose the appropriate type.

1st year anniversary gemstone fresh water pearls

The Gemstone anniversary list shows Fresh Water Pearl is the semi-precious gemstone symbol for the 1st year anniversary.

Why are these symbols selected? Check out the details on our anniversary history page.

Marriage can get hectic, using one of the symbols traditionally associated with the wedding anniversary makes life a little bit simpler as there is plenty of retailers and manufacturers around that will provide great gift ideas that will match the theme for this and many other years, we are unique in that we offer anniversary gifts specific to every year.

1st year Anniversary Facts and Figures

spotlight on 1 year wedding anniversary

On the first anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 365 days (366 if it included a leap year) which equates to 8,760 hours or 525,600 minutes or over 31 million seconds.

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 2,500 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) which is the equivalent to  80 continuous days; On the assumption you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 2,100 hours (88 days) and will have had over 750 meals together.

If you are interested on further facts and figures about marriages the ONS produce lots of details from the Census data plus other data gathered on a regular basis. The following link Marriage Data will take you to their site however data for the past year is not available as it has yet to be collated.

First Year Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Please see out 1st Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas. Want to see next year’s : 2nd Wedding Anniversary