The tenth wedding anniversary is a remarkable time to show your wife just how much that you do love her. This special day doesn’t require a ton of money to celebrate, but it does require love, and isn’t that what the anniversary is really for? To celebrate the force that has kept her with you even during the times you acted like a complete fool? So here is a few ways to demonstrate how much love you have for her.
1. Renewal of wedding vows. The renewal of wedding vows is a very significant option for any anniversary. This act is not only a ‘nice sentiment’, but one that can re-ignite the very passion that brought you two together. During the years your wife has taken on ordinary and possibly boring roles, and though these things are not really who she is, they may be how she has begun to feel about herself. Or worse, she may feel that you see her as such. What could be a better gift for your wife than knowing that you still see a vivacious and sensual woman that you choose to spend your life with?
Planning such an event is a personal agenda, not a public one, so use discretion. Some important decisions need to be made, like whether this event should be a surprise to the bride or not, and also if this should be celebrated by only a party of six or a party of sixty. If you are not good at planning things, then you could always enlist the help of a family member, friend or a professional wedding planner.
The cost can range from a hundred bucks to a few thousand dollars. It is really up to you and your budget. However, please don’t go to a discount wedding chapel- you might not see your next anniversary if you do!
2. A photo date. Photography is a great medium for eternalizing your love. Set up an appointment to have a photo taken of the two of you together. The photographer can help you in picking out the props and backgrounds so that the picture is something that you both can be proud of for years to come. In fact, it would be wonderful to make this a frequent anniversary gift.
The preparations for the photo could include extravagant expenses like a day at the spa and a beauty makeover at the salon. When it comes to what she’ll wear, surprise her with something fancy. Perhaps a black suede dress or a red silk suit would suffice, or maybe something a bit more sexy for a private stock photo?
Depending on the amount of preparation services enlisted and the cost of the clothing, this could cost approximately up to six hundred dollars or more. But if your budget is tight, other options like glamour shots will be appreciated too.
3. DIY secret admirer. Everyone wants to feel extra special and wanted, especially when they have been married for ten years. For about a month before the big day, start sending flowers or gifts signed Your Secret Admirer. Do not let on to her that you know anything about it, and if she asks mentions it to you then play the jealous husband- jealous but not overly angry. Let her think that it bothers you some. Then on the big day, wine her and dine her and tell her how much you want her to be yours. She will be reminded that she chose you once, and the reasons why she did.
Whether or not you tell her the origins of the secret admirer is your choice. But if you choose not too, then don’t tell your friends. Friends are not necessarily good secret keepers, especially if your wife puts the heat on them because she thinks you are seeing another woman due to secretive phone calls or stop-offs.