When you are with the one you love, time flies. As time passes, your anniversaries will sneak up on you, and you will not have enough time to plan anything. Sometimes, this day might pass without you doing anything because you are on a tight budget.
To avoid this, you should set up your Plumfund today to ensure that you have enough money by your anniversary to pull off a nice gift and maybe a romantic weekend. Here are some romantic but budget-friendly ideas that will come in handy when planning your anniversary:
Recreate Your Wedding Night Menu
Do you remember what you ate on your wedding night? You should work together to find, recipes, shop for ingredients, and cook. Making a meal with your spouse could be a fun challenge that will allow you to relive your wedding night.
If you are feeling very ambitious, you should recreate your wedding cake. However, you need to be decent at baking if you want to avoid a disaster in your kitchen. Conclude your evening on the couch whilst watching the first movie that you watched as a couple.
Have a Photo Shoot
Which are your most favorite places in town? You should take your camera with you and surprise your better half with a photo shoot. Make sure that you choose places that hold a special meaning to your relationship: where you met, where you had your first date, etc.
Once you get there, you can ask a passerby to take a photo of you. If you do not want to bother people, you should hire a photographer to take professional photos – maybe even your wedding photographer if you were pleased with his work.
Do Something New
Instead of doing what you have been doing every year, you should try something new. For instance, if you have always had dinner at a nice oceanfront hotel like Princess Royale, you should go for a hot air balloon ride this year. Is there a cheap getaway weekend that you have been eyeing? You should consider a weekend getaway.
Make a Mix CD
Which songs hold the most meaning to your relationship? You should make a CD of them to show your spouse that you cherish every moment. You can include the first song you ever danced to as a couple and your wedding song.
Watch Your Wedding Video
How long has it been since you watched your wedding video? Most couples do not watch them very often or at all, especially if they are always busy with work and raising children. Your anniversary presents a great opportunity to watch your wedding video and relive your happiest day.
If you do not have a wedding video, you should look through your wedding album and pictures that you have taken over the years.
Give Thoughtful Gifts
Each year on your anniversary, you should consider giving traditional gifts. For example, during the first year, the gift is traditionally paper. This means that you should get your spouse some stationery such as a custom-made notebook.
The gift does not need to be expensive, just make sure that it is thoughtful. For instance, because the modern gift of the fourth year is appliances, you should consider buying your spouse something nice.
Match the Gift with the Anniversary Year
Is this your fifth anniversary? You should consider buying roses for your spouse and accompany them with a loving message. Whatever you do, make sure that you make it fun and thoughtful. You should make a game out of it to see who will come up with the most original and creative gift.
The best gift that you can give your spouse is to be there. For this reason, you need to clear your schedule for the big day.