First wedding anniversary.

@rhinoboy (2129)
May 31, 2007 10:22am CST
I'm looking to buy or do something really nice for my wife. I've looked through all of the usual suggestions on websites, but can't find anything inspirational. My wife doesn't really have any hobbies, apart from caring for our daughter, any spare time is spent vegging out infront of the TV before bed!! The only decent thing I though of was to book a photographer to take some good pictures and give her an album of them, but we plan on doing that togerther for a family portrait anyway so I can't do it as a surprise. For those of you that were married, what did you do for your first anniversary? Did it go down well? As per usual, I'm pushed for time! There is only a couple of weeks to go so I can't organise anything TOO extravagant like trips overseas etc. (Budget is limited too.)
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
31 May 07
This may sound corny but I would love a love letter from my hubby. I would like him to put down in writing what it is about me that he loves. I would love it if he cleaned the house and bought me flowers and made me dinner, gave me a romantic letter and took me to bed. I am dreaming though and I will get my head out of the clouds soon...
@leese29 (341)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I think this would be a great idea or maybe if she has a favorite poem do somehting fancy on the computer and print and frame it. The traditional gift for a 1st wedding anniversary is Paper. Does she like reading?
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@rhinoboy (2129)
1 Jun 07
This sounds like something every wife deserves, i haven't written her a letter in years, so I'll certainly bear it in mind.
@nicolecab (923)
• United States
31 May 07
for our first anniversary my husband called up one of my close friends to help with this one. He acted all day like he was not going to do any thing more than to tell me happy anniversary. Then about 6:00 pm he asked me to go get dressed. He took me out for a nice dinner and while we were out my friend turned our bedroom into a romantic get away. She drew up a bubble bath with rose petals in floating on top of the bubbles and put them all over the bed and had candles all trough out the bedroom and bathroom. When we opened the door to the house and their rose petals leading to the bedroom. It was so nice and I was tottaly shocked.
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@rhinoboy (2129)
1 Jun 07
It sounds like you have a great friend and a wonderful husband there!
@AmbiePam (48709)
• United States
31 May 07
Have you thought of a day for pampering at a local spa? A facial, massage, manicure, pedicure...most women, including myself, would love it. It would show you were thinking all about her. Happy upcoming anniversary too!
@rhinoboy (2129)
31 May 07
Thanks, I had thought of a 'pamper day' but I didn't think it was very anniversary-ish. I was thinking more of something to do together. I'll save your suggestion for her birthday though!!
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
31 May 07
It could be a trip instead of an object, or a dinner at a super expensive restaurant...don't know, something special like that.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
31 May 07
Well Rhino mine was prettu rubbish But I would say a lovely Bunch of Roses and a candle lit Dinner would go down well and then just buy her something that you know she likes, say a Bracelet or something she likes or collects
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@rhinoboy (2129)
1 Jun 07
She stopped me buying her jewellery, but I definitely need to get her some little token she can keep.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
2 Jun 07
Then get her one of these little Plaques with Love Words on it And where it says to my Wife
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
29 Jun 07
Rhino that was very Romantic of you and I am so happy that you both had a lovely Day You are very welcome x
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• Canada
31 May 07
First Dates are/can always be fun! - Do you remember your first date?
Well Rhino, Being in television broadcasting would definitely keep you pressed for time. Although, I have seen a lot of great suggestions from the other members. If you only knew what her favourite things to do, if she has favourite celeb..etc. But like you said.. your pressed for time. Maybe if you were to take some of the suggestions given and do a combination of the suggestion. I know one... hey Rhino Do you remember what your first date with your wife was?
• Canada
31 May 07
I know I'm responding to my own response but, I wanted to detail this.. Try and remeber all the places you went on your first date. re-live those moments with her again. I bet she remembers that day well. Things you did that day would be priceless to her. I'm sure she remembers it, oh so well. I found that when remember all your firsts with your significant other the relation become all that much more stronger!
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@rhinoboy (2129)
1 Jun 07
I am thinking along these lines. One of the places we went to on our 'fist date' wa a pub/restaurant, so I think I'll book a table there.
31 May 07
Does she have a favourite television programme? If so, perhaps you could find a dvd of that series as a treat. Maybe a special movie or show, again the dvd could be available for her. Failing that, how about booking a table in a good restaurant, arranging babysitter and taking her out for a lovely evening meal
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@rhinoboy (2129)
31 May 07
I actually work in Television broadcasting - I had a snoop around the Corrie set on Tuesday. It's really difficult to organise anything there though, as the filming schedules are so tight. Most of her favourites are american imports anyway... DOH! I think the fancy restaurant is looking most likely, but I would ideally like something linked with paper. (I could take her to a down-market place with paper tablecloths I suppose!!! lol)
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
1 Jun 07
A great paper-themed gift: Find someone who is really good at Chinese Calligraphy and have them make a parchment with your names and wedding date on it. Then frame it and give as a gift. It's thoughtful, personalized, commemorative, beautiful and inexpensive. You can even add a sentimental note to your beloved if you so choose.
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• India
31 May 07
take her out for dinner.come back home. let ur baby sleep. bring lots of flowers and spread all over the bed.give her aring or a necklace with aromantic sign like heart.then...... repeat everything you did on your first night.dont forget to ask her wear the same dressshe wore the first night before everything.i tell you that she ll recall every moment with your every move and she'll love it and it will be amemorable anniversary for her.
@rhinoboy (2129)
1 Jun 07
The same dress?! She won't wear something from last month, never mind 10 years ago! (We were together a long time before we got married)
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
31 May 07
Try having a night out somewhere just the two of you. Grandparents could watch the tot. Time for the two of you would make for a reconnection and memories to be made. It would be nice for the two of you and it does not have to be alot of money. Some flowers and some favorite foods or eat at a restaurant would be easy to do. Good luck and if possible we could tell your wife what a special guy she has. lol
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@rhinoboy (2129)
1 Jun 07
I might just hold you to that next time she's taking me for granted! lol!
@rapidfire (100)
• United States
31 May 07
u can give her a day off from baby n housework since she spends all day at home with she might like it or u can give her jewelry, every woman loves jewelry or even a shopping spree i got them for my bday if u want it together plan a romantic getaway to place u both met or any place u both loved b4 the baby n it might be a lot better if there is someone to take care of the baby when u can have some quality time together
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@rhinoboy (2129)
1 Jun 07
Her shopping spree's are the reason I'm on a budget in the first place!! lol
@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
31 May 07
Give her a gift certificate to a day spa, or if that's out of budget, a day off all to herself with some bath beads, scented candles and music that she enjoys. Then once she's refreshed and rejuvenated, take her out to a romantic restaurant or cook her a candle light dinner at home. (make sure you hire a babysitter for dinner time -- nothing spoils romantic ambiance like a wailing child)
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@rhinoboy (2129)
1 Jun 07
Our anniversary falls on fathers day, so i think we'll all do something during the day, then I'll pack junior off to grandma's for the night!
@karlsult (22)
• Malta
12 Jun 07
This is extremely simple to do, yet you will amaze and surprise her with something really amazing. See examples, real at http://www.paintyourlife.com/ Talking about a painting of something she love. Smaller size cheap. Karl
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@kumbarn14 (710)
• Pakistan
2 Jun 07
The rememberance is the biggest gift you are going to give her. The gift will be a laptop if your budget allows alternative your wish.
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@suman76 (648)
• India
1 Jun 07
You can organise the party in which you your dauhter and your wife should like in that place like a water park, some soothing place where you can enjoy riding, water swim and play. You can give the bangle set, light mangalsutra , digital camra to capture the moments, diamond ring, diferent perfume set, elegant hand bag, etc
• United States
31 May 07
if you have a limited budget like me and my husband did when our first anniversary came around...my best suggestion would be to treat her to a small day spa package where they fix her hair nice and a few other small things like manicure/pedicure and makeup that fits her best.....then maybe just a small candle lit dinner at home with someone watching your daughter for the night. I think that's the most romantic and it shows her you really care. make her spaghetti or some italian pasta dish that isnt too expensive to make Kraft.com has lots of great meals just for two that are budget friendly. Let us know how it all works out.
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@emckee (465)
• United States
31 May 07
If you have a child together, I'd suggest a day off from being a parent. Take her out to her favorite restaurant, champagne, a night out and a night at a decent hotel.
• Kottayam, India
31 May 07
A good cat or a dog.Kiss her and tell her you love her. what more you need. Using this tip nominal charges will be levied.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
31 May 07
Congratulations for your upcoming first wedding anniversary. You are having a good start in your marriage by remembering this important occassion. I would suggest you to bring her out for a candlelight dinner and present her with something memorable that she can treasure for a long time. Maybe a simple gold ring.