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