Congratulations! You have reached another milestone in your marriage. Another year has passed. All the troubles, the trials, and the challenges have been overcome. You should celebrate every win in your marriage.
As you get ready for the next exciting year of your relationship as a couple, take time to commemorate this day by preparing some things to say and do on the day itself. What are the best ideas that you can do and say to make your anniversary memorable?
You have many different ways of expressing your love to your husband. But nothing can be clearer and more expressive than using words to confirm your affection for him. Words are powerful. They can equip yet disarm at the same time. Words can be simple. But the meaning is deep.
According to Mother Teresa, kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Don’t let any feelings come to pass without translating them into words.
Romantic Things to Say to Your Husband
1.“I love you.”
These are the simplest yet most endearing words that anyone can hear, especially on their anniversary. Say the sincerest “I love you” to your husband. Depending on the years of your marriage, some couples get so used to saying “I love you” that the words have lost their meaning.
It should not be like that in your marriage. You can repeat those words day after day and still feel true and genuine. What you can do is look him in the eyes and say the three little words that he wants to hear from you.
2.“Thank you for being a friend.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, a well-known German philosopher in the 1900s, once said, “It is not a lack of love but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
Friendship is very important in marriage. The only thing that stays when you both age in marriage is love and friendship. Without love, you will not stay together. Without friendship, you will not enjoy each other’s company, care for each other, and have fun doing it.
You can thank your husband for being a friend to you. He was there when you had your achievements, and he did not leave in times of troubles. Having a true friend in your husband is one of the nicest gifts that you can receive in this world. A little thank you would be great.
3.“I will never let go of your hand.”
These are words that will truly be appreciated by your husband. Marriage is not all about laughter, vacations, and good memories. A little portion of it may be composed of pains, trials, and hurt feelings. But love can really withstand the test of time. Saying these words can melt anyone’s heart.
In marriage, you should not let struggles get in the way of your reconciliations. Stay strong in your marriage and keep holding on to your husband’s hand.
4.“I am a better woman because of you.”
A husband should be a great motivator, an avid supporter, an ecstatic cheerer, a loving coach and an esteemed mentor. Husbands are not supposed to restrict their wives once they get married, but instead, encourage them in the things that they like doing.
The husband must see to it that his wife reaches her full potential. If your husband does all these things for you, then you should say to him that you are a better you because of him. Show him your gratitude and love for his character.
5.“I always want to see you.”
This is another statement that your husband wants to hear on your anniversary. Do you remember the feeling when you fell in love with your husband—all the sleepless nights, consciously and unconsciously looking forward to the next moment that you will see each other again?
The emotions when you first felt love for your husband are the thoughts that you want to convey using these words. Say to him with all your heart that you always want to be with him and see him every moment of every day.
Romantic Things to Do to Your Husband
1.Bring him back to the place where you first met
This idea is excellent, especially for those who have been married for a long time. It can help you relive the life that you had when you were still dating. All the feelings and experiences will come back to you when you bring him to your first meeting place. It will be fun and exciting.
Make most of the day by reminiscing on the years of your marriage. You can buy the food that you ate, or go to the restaurant that you went to. If you can have your friends reenact some of the things you did, then that scenario would be hilarious for your husband.
2.Go to a luxurious hotel
Another way to celebrate your wedding anniversary is by booking a room at a deluxe hotel. Enjoy the awesome food, pleasant entertainment, and emotional intimacy during your stay. If you have kids, this will be particularly special because you are spending the whole day and night focusing on each other and not getting distracted by work or by the things that the kids need to do.
3.Ride in your car and go on an unplanned road trip
You can nurture the excitement in your marriage by doing an unplanned outing on your anniversary. You can drive the car if you want to. But you can also let him handle the wheel and lead you wherever he wants to go. Unplanned trips can build your relationship and help you know each other more as you drive to your unknown location.
4.You can volunteer together
If you have a heart to serve other people, you can ask your husband to join you in volunteering at a local shelter or soup kitchen. The whole event will keep you humble and help you concentrate on the things that really matter, like your husband and your family.
5.Go to a theme park
Bring the inner kid out in your husband by bringing him to his favorite theme park. Make this day all about having fun and enjoying each other’s company. You can pick the scariest rides and talk about them. Make the anniversary full of amusement and excitement by going to a theme park.
6.Start a class together
Another way to celebrate your wedding anniversary is by taking on a challenge to finish a class together. A cooking class can be a nice way to spend your anniversary. If your husband loves pastries and cakes, you can both try baking together. If he seems to like artwork, you can ask him if he wants to go to a painting class. The important aspect here is not the class itself, but being able to spend some time together.
7.Have a picnic
If you are both into your careers all the time, a nice break from work can be a nice picnic in the local garden or park. Feel the warm touch of the sun and the breeze of the wind on your hair and shoulders as you prepare the food for your husband. Talk about your marriage year and share your thoughts on the wins and improvements.
Another way to be refreshed from your usual routine is by going on a hike and resting your hands and feet on the mountains, grasses, and fields. As you get closer to nature, you are also creating some space to communicate and look back on the year that was.
9.Do something bold
If you want to make your anniversary memorable, you can do something very different. You can ride a helicopter if you want. For those who want to try wakeboarding, this is the perfect time to do it. Snap pictures and create lasting memories by thinking out of the box and doing a daring activity or event.
Give your husband the day of his life on your anniversary. Make him laugh so hard because of the memories that you create. Make him cry because of your surprises and gifts. But most of all, make him feel loved, not just on your anniversary, but every day of your life together.
When it’s happy times, it’s easy to show your love. But in struggles and trials, your love for each other will truly be tested. Give the best love to the best person in your heart.