So, I've been married for a year - and it hardly seems five minutes.
When my husband asked me to marry him (for the second time... long story!), I said "yes, but only as long as getting married isn't a cause of stress", because I've seen so many people get stressed out by an impending wedding day. Keeping that caveat in mind throughout the planning made it easy to avoid all the commercialism and competitiveness that often comes with modern wedding planning; if anything was starting to feel stressful, we would simply not do it that way.
In the end, we had a fabulous day, and managed (I think) to keep everything very simple. Just us, surrounded by the people we love, promising to love and care for each other as long as we both shall live - and then food and a few drinks to celebrate. What could be nicer? When can we do it again??
Happy anniversary sweetheart!!
So today we're celebrating our first wedding anniversary (though we'll mostly be doing the actual celebrating next weekend, because I'm away at someone else's hen weekend today - one of my best friends who was an usher at our wedding!)
One year is supposed to be paper, and we agreed that instead of giving one another presents, we'll try to think together of something to buy that fits each theme. The only unfortunate thing, given the sort of people we are, is that there isn't a "computer gadgetry" year on the horizon......