Ideas to celebrate your first anniversary

Every wedding anniversary is special, but nothing is quite as special as your first. Marking your first year as a married couple, you will want to make some unforgettable memories together. We have come up with a collection of lovely ideas on how you can celebrate your first twelve months together.

European City Break

What better way to celebrate your first anniversary than a romantic city break in Europe? With so many amazing destinations to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice. How about dreamy Venice, the beautiful canal city in northern Italy.

This spectacular city is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. There is so much to do, take a gondola ride, wander around the quaint Venetian streets, admire the beautiful architecture, and indulge in an afternoon tea in St Mark’s Square.

If Venice isn’t your thing, other cities such as Paris – ‘the city of love’. Budapest and Prague are charming with their old-world feel. If you are wanting something a little livelier, maybe consider beautiful Amsterdam or vibrant Dublin.

Spa Weekender

Book a spa weekend for the both of you. Champneys luxury two-night spa break complete with treatments and dining for two, will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Spend some quality time together at Champneys lakeside retreat at their Forest Mere Resort. Relax by the pool, enjoy a massage and facial, as well as a huge menu choice for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Get Couples Tattoos

Getting matching tattoos is a unique and personal way of marking your first anniversary. Just remember, tattoos are forever, so choose your designs carefully. Tattoo Models say, “Tattoos for couples symbolize eternity. After all, a tattoo is permanent! This means that the love you have made for each other is symbolized by the tattoo. A tattoo for couples also represents a pact that you and your partner will be together forever.”

Ultimate Night In

A great idea to celebrate your first anniversary is to create the ultimate romantic night in. You could cook your favourite meal, or even recreate the menu from your wedding breakfast. Some newly weds save the top layer of their wedding cake and freeze it, so if you have done this, what better excuse do you need to defrost it and eat on your first wedding anniversary!

Set the mood by creating an ambient and romantic atmosphere, play soft music, light scented candles, and scatter some rose petals around. Spend the evening in each other’s company, reminisce about your wedding day, look through your wedding and honeymoon photos. Spend time chatting about your dreams and goals for the coming years, create a night to remember.

Adrenalin Junkies

For the thrill-seeking couple, why not take the plunge! literally! At virgin Experiences, couples can take the Lovers Leap tandem bungee jump. An unusual way of marking your first anniversary, you will both bungee of a 160ft platform in a thrilling freefall towards the ground, then be propelled back upwards. The experience includes half a bottle of bubbly for you both to enjoy after your jump.

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