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Every wedding anniversary is important. Traditions dating back to the Roman Empire dictate that particular anniversaries should be looked at as milestones in the relationship. Historians tend to agree that traditions that date back hundreds, if not thousands of years, marked the first celebration of anniversaries. It is a historical fact that husbands gifted their wives a silver wreath on the 25th anniversary. Likewise, a golden wreath was given on the 50th anniversary of their union. This fact has led to what is known today as silver and gold wedding anniversaries.
Today, married couples celebrate additional milestones. Thirty years of marriage is celebrated with pearls, 40 years with ruby, and after 60 years, diamonds. Regardless of the number of years, flowers are one of the best anniversary date ideas. Here are some ideas that we suggest:
Romantic Anniversary Date Ideas
Whether you and your spouse are celebrating your first wedding anniversary or your 50th, the two of you may want to mark the day by doing something special; something out of the ordinary. There are numerous romantic anniversary date ideas, some of which are:
It may be old hat, but you can never go wrong with a wonderful dinner date. Perhaps the two of you have been threatening to try out the new restaurant in the town. This is the ideal time to do it. Regardless of where the two of you end up, it is the perfect excuse to pop the cork on a bottle of vintage champagne and turn the night out into a true celebration of your years together.
A couple’s spa day is a great way to relax and spend a few hours of quality time together. Many day spas cater to couples. The spa usually offers a menu of treatments, including massage, facials, and body scrubs. After a trip to a spa, the two of you can come away feeling refreshed, pampered, and very special.
Regardless of how many years you have been married, life becomes rather “humdrum.” Take a mini-break. Spend the weekend at the lake or ocean, a cozy weekend in a country hotel, or do it up in the city. A weekend away, regardless of what you do, is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with one another and rediscover why the two of you fell in love in the first place.
For those memorable anniversaries, take an extended break, celebrate farther afield. The world is a big place. Visit Iceland to see the Northern Lights for yourselves, or wander the sun-baked streets of old Mexico. The world is your oyster. There are so many romantic destinations that are perfect for celebrating your special anniversary.
Remember your first date? Head back to the place where you first met and spend your anniversary reliving those magical first few hours the two of you spent together. There is no better time to give your partner a beautiful bouquet of her favorite flowers and reminisce about all the great times you have had together over the years.
Wedding Anniversary Gifts
A dinner date or vacation is a wonderful way to celebrate your special day. However, another very important aspect of any anniversary celebration is a gift. There is no better time to spoil one another than on your anniversary. No one knows your partner better than you, but if you are finding it difficult to choose a special gift, turn to a floral bouquet.
Flowers Are a Popular Gift
Flowers are popular for a good reason. They are a classic symbol of romance. A beautiful bouquet of your partner’s favorite flowers is a beautiful way to express your love and affection. Not only does a bouquet express love and affection, but it also looks stunning in your home. A bouquet keeps the memories of your special day even longer.
A gift of flowers has a way of saying things that otherwise might be difficult. It is a way to show that you made an effort to make the recipient feel special and loved. Flowers make a person feel wanted.
A bouquet of red roses is the perfect way to reinforce the words, “I love you.” Peonies tell someone special that they are your good luck charm, and a gift of a long-lasting alstroemeria says to your partner that you are fully committed to them and your relationship.
There have been many surveys taken over the years. Every survey confirms that those who receive flowers on dates on special days feel their partner truly cares for them. When choosing an arrangement for a special day, one’s partner invariably thinks of their partner’s favorite flower and color.
A Gift of Flowers Reflects the Personality of the Giver
The gift one person gives to another says a great deal bout their personality. Regardless of gender, people who give flowers as seen to be happy, strong, capable, intelligent, and achievers. Not only this, but people who give flowers as a gift are also seen to be emotionally intelligent and leave the beneficiary of their gift with the impression they do not have trouble expressing their innermost feelings and emotions.
Flowers have charm, so much so they make people feel special and deeply loved, they are the perfect gift to give on dates, whether it is the first or one of many. Flowers make any date with a loved one special.
Different Flowers Express Different Emotions
When the time comes for you to choose flowers for someone you love, be considerate. Give them a gift of their favorite flowers or favorite colors. Different flowers express different emotions. If you feel extremely romantic, nothing says “I love you” better than red roses. If you are happy and want your loved one to be happy with you, give yellow flowers. If you are going to tell your partner that she is the picture of elegance, say it with white flowers.