For Southern Weddings V9, we asked a few of our wisest, most creative, and just plain fun friends how they celebrate their anniversaries. From simple takeout dinners served on wedding china, to trips back to honeymoon destinations, and everything in between, their ideas spanned every timeframe, budget, and tradition we can think of. Whether you’ll be celebrating your first anniversary or your fifteenth this year, we hope these ideas inspire you–we’ll be sharing a new one each Sunday!
In our family, we love to celebrate, especially our anniversary. Maybe it’s because I come from parents who divorced early, or maybe because my husband comes from parents who have been married for almost 42 years, but we place a high value on our marriage, and making it to another year has always been a big deal to us. So, even when we were broke newlyweds, we found inexpensive ways to make those early anniversaries feel special. Typically, that involved some kind of getaway – an overnight stay in a cute city or a road trip exploring a new place – but it was always just the two of us. Our favorite would have to be our ten-year anniversary, which we celebrated in Italy – a dream of ours since we were dating.
– Ashlee Proffitt, married 11 years