Most married couples know that there are traditions and meanings for each year that you are married. If you are traditional you could certainly use these as a reference point. Here’s year 1-5 for a reference.
- 1st Anniversary- “Paper”
- 2nd Anniversary- “Cotton”
- 3rd Anniversary- “Leather”
- 4th Anniversary- “Fruit and Flowers”
- 5th Anniversary- “Wood”
Gift suggestions for the first years of marriage were meant to symbolize being practical and help in building their new life and home together. The following years included more luxury-based gifts when the couple was more established.
The list goes on and gives insight on traditional and more modern gifts. You certainly do not need to stick to these suggestions, but they could be fun to play with a bit.
It’s always nice to re-light the fire of a relationship. Married or not, celebrating anniversaries is healthy for the both of you. It helps to remember where you started and how far you’ve come, and why you fell in love in the first place. You can choose what day to celebrate each year such as the day you met, your first date, or the day you moved in together. You are certainly welcome to follow along the same guidelines and etiquette as a married couple.