If you've been with your loved one for years (or even just one) you deserve to celebrate! Celebrating anniversaries keeps marriages fresh and exciting, plus it's a great way to remember the butterflies you both felt on your wedding day. The great thing about anniversary celebrations is that it is all about you and your loved one. Instead of being obligated to invite your second-aunt you've never met, you can have a more intimate event with only your closest friends.
Where to Go
For more intimate events, a destination celebration is perfect! Because there are less people, it's much easier to coordinate overnight events and weekend retreats. Plus, because venues usually cannot accommodate an overnight stay of 100 people, you'll have a good excuse to tell that second-aunt!
The Villa Tranquildad estate in Cabo San Lucas caters to the couple with a passion for the beach and a love of luxury. This estate lends itself well to an anniversary weekend because of its ability to entertain guests! The estate features indoor/outdoor spaces with a complete entertainment system and offers tons of different lounge areas a bars. For example, the living area opens up to a scenic terrace looking out at your own stretch of private beach.
This estate can accommodate up to 14 guests overnight in its 7 bedrooms and 7 full bathrooms. While you'll of course be enjoying the extravagant master suite, your guests will be more than comfortable too! Bedroom suites with tall, wood-beamed ceilings are sure to impress everyone.
Finally, for reliving old wedding memories, the estate offers a fabulous private movie theater. Get everyone together for a night of laughs and memories while watching your wedding video. You may need to open a couple bottles of wine for this one!
What to Do
Besides having some laughs watching your old wedding video, what else can you do to celebrate your anniversary during your getaway? Because you'll have a few days to celebrate, go easy on yourself and just pick one night to "go all out". A nice dinner, fun decorations, and a great toast will do just fine. Then, ask you caterer to wrap up the left overs. They'll make great snacks for the next day of lounging by the pool and beach.
As far as decorations go, make everything personal and catered just to you! Was there a certain song playing in that diner where you had your first date? Did your first conversation start because of an old band t-shirt he was wearing? Remembering the small details of what led to your life together is what your anniversary is all about. Sure, you should commemorate your wedding, but the little songs, smells, places, and even old tee-shirts should be celebrated most of all!
Finally, don't forget to take tons of pictures! I love the creative take on the typical anniversary picture that the couple did below. They took a picture every year with the photo from the previous year. How fun!
Celebrating your anniversary is the best way to cherish your loved one and show your appreciation for their everlasting love. Having an anniversary weekend bash is a fabulous way to celebrate and also escape all the stresses of a big event!
How would you personalize your anniversary celebration? What small details make your marriage special?