Jump to content

Do you celebrate both?


  • Please log in to reply
104 replies to this topic

#1 samagard

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

Just curious if people celebrate both their wedding anniversary & the date they met...


#2 Peridot

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:03 PM

And the date they got engaged? And the date they started dating?

#3 baddmammajamma

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:03 PM

One & the same for us!

We married on the 1st anniversary of our first meeting -- it was a Saturday when we met, and a Monday (such an uncoventional day for a wedding) when we married.

We are very efficient people. wink.gif

#4 ~polly~

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

Our wedding anniversary which happens to be the same date as when we got engaged.  original.gif

#5 harper_

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

QUOTE (samagard @ 13/02/2013, 05:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just curious if people celebrate both their wedding anniversary & the date they met...


nah.

Just anniversary.

#6 Mozzie1

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:06 PM



QUOTE (samagard @ 13/02/2013, 05:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just curious if people celebrate both their wedding anniversary & the date they met...


Yes, we do. We had been together 8 years when we got married, and had been celebrating that anniversary for so long it seemed strange to drop it.

#7 Leslie Knope

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

Ours is the same date! biggrin.gif

#8 sparassidae

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

Ours is not quite the same day, but very close. Purely coincidental, if it wasn't we wouldn't celebrate the day we met, but we do like to reminisce about it fairly often wub.gif

#9 AllyK81

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

We met on April Fool's Day and got engaged on 01 October 5 1/2 years later. We married on 14 April.

On the date we got engaged last year we had a picnic on the beach where DH popped the question, so nice and low key.

We have decided to do something nice in the first two weeks of April every year to celebrate our meeting/wedding. Maximum flexibility!

#10 ManyHats

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:09 PM

We celebrate the date we started dating and our wedding anniversary original.gif We had been dating for 2 years before we got married. No big fuss, we greet each other on the day and maybe have a nice dinner or movie in bed.

#11 livvie7586

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

We actually 'celebrate' the date we started 'going out' more than our wedding anniversary.

in 2 months we'll have been together 10 years, but to us our wedding (3 years in may) just reconfirmed exactly how we felt about each other, and the only reason we did get married was to make things official, so it isn't that important to us

#12 B0612

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

We celebrate our wedding anniversary but add in our "starting dating" anniversary also as they are the same month. 6 years of being together and 3 years of marriage later this year  wub.gif

#13 Futureself

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

QUOTE (Mozzie1 @ 13/02/2013, 04:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, we do. We had been together 8 years when we got married, and had been celebrating that anniversary for so long it seemed strange to drop it.

Exactly this. Once 'hitched' we simply altered the celebration: Fancy dinner for our 'first date anniversary' and weekend away for our Wedding anniversary. They're also in different halves of the year that it didn't seem excessive  wink.gif

#14 PixieVee

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

I think once we get married that date will be the only one we celebrate. After birthdays, Christmas, Valentines Days and all those other things I don't need an extra day to be spending money!

#15 Jenflea

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:16 PM

We celebrate the date we started going out(yesterday, 20yrs ago to be exact!) and our wedding anniversary which is in April. My parents have done the same all their lives as well.

#16 Sif

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:16 PM

We celebrate the date we got together (several months after we first met), the date we moved in together, and the date we got married.

They're all the same date, one year apart from each other.

#17 ~shannon~

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

I can only remember that we met in September... wouldn't have a clue what date it was since it was in 2002!

We only celebrate our wedding anniversary (we don't bother with Valentine's Day). Children's birthdays seem to take more priority these days and that's fine with us! original.gif

I would like to do something extra special on our 10-year anniversary which is in 2014.



#18 9ferals

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

We didn't even remember how many years we had been married last year (and it was only 3!) so there is no hope of us remembering any other dates.

#19 Lagom

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

Yep.
We have been together 10 years this year.  We've only been married for 7.  We don't give each other presents for either occassion but we do enjoy a childless dinner at a restaurant.   Any excuse for a night out.  wink.gif

#20 AllyK81

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

Rubybelle, we had our wedding date and year engraved on the inside of our wedding bands so we can easily check in future as we will both likely lose track at some point!!

#21 mel43

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

We just celebrate our wedding anniversary.
We met when we were in year 8 or 9 but only DH can remember. I remember the day and party, but don't remember him laugh.gif

#22 R2B2

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

We don't discriminate - we celebrate none of the above Tounge1.gif

#23 R2B2

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

biggrin.gif last year we celebrated our anniversary by me pushing out a baby...does that count? Tounge1.gif

#24 harryhoo

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

We've been together for 12 years and married for three.  We never really celebrated the anniversary of us 'going out' but definitely celebrate our wedding anniversary. The two dates are only two weeks apart anyway plus we have DS's birthday (as well as BIL and MIL birthdays) in the same month, so one nice dinner out or weekend away to mark out time together is enough of a celebration for us. No presents either.

We're not massively romantic people - I've only had one bunch of flowers in all that time!!

#25 PrincessPeach

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

Given my DH forgets the date we first started dating, I do go out of my way to cook him a nice dinner that night if we are home, however more times than not, we are away on holidays - so it's already a special time.

Wedding anniversary & engagement anniversary are the same date - we go out for dinner.

I was planning our wedding anniversary to be the same date as our first date anniversary, but it didn't quite work out that way.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Exclusive Black Friday Sale!

Get over 40% off selected products, including prams, baby carriers, cloth nappies, sleeping bags and much more! 24 hours only, on May 6 - register now for your special code.

Kelly Clarkson shares first photos of son

Kelly Clarkson has shown off the first photos of her son, Remington Alexander Blackstock.

5 childbirth myths that need to be busted

Birth is an unpredictable, mysterious process that intrigues us all, and there is a lot of misinformation out there.

Mum of three fatally shot by toddler while driving

A US mother has been shot by her toddler while driving on a highway in Wisconsin.

All you need is one minute to work out

The seven-minute-work out is old news. Research shows the effectiveness of going hell-for-leather for just one minute.

Pregnant women needed to join diabetes study

Pregnant woman in country Australia will help Adelaide researchers figure out why cases of type 1 diabetes have doubled over the past two decades.

Just announced: the Mountain Buggy Unirider

It's the perfect solution to combat those toddler meltdowns when they no longer want to be in a pram but can't walk long distances.

Authorities euthanise dog that fatally bit a newborn baby

A pit bull mix that fatally bit a 3-day-old infant last week has been euthanised, authorities said.

The push for Medicare to fund lactation consultants

While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.

Why it's perfectly natural to dislike other people's children

Members of a popular forum are fiercely debating whether it is acceptable to dislike a friend's child.

Woman gives birth on plane, names baby after airline

A pregnant woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a flight has named her new baby after the airline, Jetstar.

Heartwarming photos show the joy of adoption after foster care

Children living in foster care can feel like their future is less than clear. But that uncertainty disappears the day they are adopted by their "forever family" 

'Oh my god, it's a baby!' Mum shocked to give birth

When the cramps started to kick in, Klara Dollan just assumed a painful period was starting.

Mum's Facebook plea: 'Help me find my daughter's father'

Kerryn has a unusual present planned for daughter Imi's 13th birthday celebrations - she hopes to be able to be able to give the soon-to-be the teenager her first ever photo of her dad.

Is it possible for your house to be too clean?

Our houses are cleaner than ever before. But how clean is too clean? Could a sterile home be putting your family's health at risk?

Millions of Monkeys: puzzles that grow with your toddler

Here's a puzzle that grows with them; the Puzzle Grow Pack by Millions of Monkeys.

Baby names from Britpop

If you grew up in the 90s you might want to look to the genre of Britpop music for baby name inspiration.

What to eat and drink when you have gastro

When you catch a bug that causes acute infectious gastroenteritis (gastro), your stomach and intestinal tract become inflamed, causing diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and pain. The last thing you probably feel like doing is eating.

'To this day, I owe her my life'

Would I have survived if I hadn't crossed that street?

Why baby Sonny needs you to vaccinate your children

Caitlin is a firm believer in the importance of immunisation to protect children from harmful and deadly diseases.

Five-year-old's photo captures beauty of motherhood

There is no make-up or special outfits and hairdos, but the five-year-old boy who took this picture captured the essence of motherhood as well as any professional photographer.

Babies know whether you are naughty or nice

Studies have shown that infants in the first months of life try to avoid dealing with social wrongdoers - for example, sharing less with them and helping them less - and they expect others to, too.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Exclusive Black Friday Sale!

Get over 40% off selected products, including prams, baby carriers, cloth nappies, sleeping bags and much more! 24 hours only, on May 6 - register now for your special code.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

ENTER NOW

Do your kids love bananas?

This is the comp for you! We have $800 worth of Myer gift cards and boxes of Australian Bananas to be won. Entry is simple: just post a pic of your little one enjoying a banana in the comments of the FB post to enter.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.