5th Wedding Anniversary Contest

lilwing88lilwing88 ChitownPosts: 2,812 ✭✭✭
My 5th Anniversary is just two months away. Kind of a milestone. It's been a great ride so far so I wanted to do something special for the wife this year. I know about all of the traditional gifts and celebrations, but I wanted to get some help and ideas from my fellow married BOTLs and hear what you guys did for your 5th or ANY anniversary.

So here's the deal: Start sharing your stories. I wanna hear what you did for your anniversary (without getting too graphic... wink, wink). Where'd ya go? What'd ya do? What'd ya get her? Was it creative? Romantic? Fun?

The BOTL who's story impresses me the most and influences MY anniversary will get something special in the mail. Plus, this should coincide pretty close with my 1000th post. So, it'll be two milestones in one.

So, let's hear your stories. Post pictures too, if you like........ I MEAN OF THE PLACES YOU GO OR THE GIFTS YOU GET, NOT THE HANKY PANKY STUFF!

***EDIT***: I didn't mean to exclude the non-married BOTLs from this contest. So, it is open to any BOTL who may have a suggestion. Maybe you know a guy who knows a guy that took his wife out for a nice anniversary. Or maybe with enough regression therapy, you divorced BOTLs can muster the courage to remember the "good days" of your past marriage.
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  • JZJZ Posts: 827
    First of all congrats on the milestone! I am in the planning stages of planning something special for my wife for our 10th is still 2 years out but I figure it should be something awesome. My suggestion to you is plan a trip to Las Vegas. You can take her to Paris for dinner one night, go up in the Eiffel Tower replica. Another night you can take her to the Venetian, have dinner and take her on a gondola ride through the streets of venice. Another night you can take her to NY NY and have a casual evening at the replica city. If you decide to go, send me a PM. I have a comprehensive list of must see and do including a good list of free attactions and incredible dining deals. (Don't tell her this, but almost every casino/hotel has a cigar shop in it!!)
  • FourtotheflushFourtotheflush Posts: 2,555
    Took my wife to the Taj in Boston (just a few miles away, but felt like it was a vacation). Started out in the hotel restaurant for a champaigne toast. Invited some of our and her friend out to dinner. Had a fantastic dinner with great friends. When we got back to the hotel I had champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries waiting for us. That was for my 5th anny last year.
  • cabinetmakercabinetmaker Posts: 2,561
    This kinda leaves us yet unmarried folks out... That's it, immagunna call Obama, he'll fix it like he fixes everything. You'll see.
  • Jetmech_63Jetmech_63 Posts: 3,454 ✭✭✭
    cabinetmaker:
    This kinda leaves us yet unmarried folks out... That's it, immagunna call Obama, he'll fix it like he fixes everything. You'll see.


    Hell take someone elses wife and give her to you. If you are already married he'll force you to give your current wife up. Your new wife will be expensive, sit at home, wont work and you'll have to schedule sex 3 months in advance. If your new life together isnt working out so well hell appoint a whole team of government appointed marriage therapists who have extensive knowledge of farming, astrophysics and indoneseian macro-economics, that will draw on their fields of mastery to help your strggling relationship. Your new wife will not have any proof of us citizenship(i'd avoid Arizone if i were you) And comes with a whole list of government subsidies that only she will qualify for and you wont see a red cent of. And as an added perk if you you go into bankrptcy because she spent all of the money(dont think for a second you'll see a single penny of you paycheck anyway) the government will bail you out! Only catch is that should you opt to take the mandatory bailout for which you have no choice but to, the goverment will oversee all of you financial doings, day to day chores and career progression and will change as they see fit because he knows whats best for yor relationship.

    So being unmarried sucks, it's lonely and hard but your life is your own, after all you worked hard to make it that way.......or would you want to "CHANGE" and be married.....

    (didnt mean to thread hijack....i couldnt help myself:)
  • alienmisprintalienmisprint Posts: 3,961
    My 5th anniversary is on the 13th, coming fast. Congrats on yours!
  • denniskingdennisking Posts: 3,703 ✭✭✭
    My wife and I have a yearly anniversary tradition since we got married 9 years ago
    when we got married we were so busy at the reception that neither of us really ate anything, so once we finally got everyone out of the party we decided to go get something to eat. Across the street was a Taco Bell so we went over there and as we were in the drive up, I was pulling all the decorative beads and pins from my wifes hair.
    Since then, we make a Taco Bell run for our anniversary every year. Sometimes we do more and sometimes we don't. There have been years when we have gone to a very nice dinner and been dissapointed and enjoyed our Taco Bell more than our dinner. It's kinda weird but it's our tradition.
    I doubt this will "inspire" you but it's something that is special
  • minibeezyminibeezy Posts: 257
    Grats on surviving this long. :P

    The wife and I celebrated our 5th last year. She had to work, and we decided not to go anywhere, so I cooked her favorite meal, her favorite wine included, and picked up an small version of our wedding cake from the same bakery we used for our wedding. Like Dennis, we didn't eat much, and really didn't remember our cake. We kept telling ourselves we'd get around to picking one up. This was the best part, so she says.

    As for gifts, I downloaded a couple cd's she's been wanting and got a few other little things she likes but hadn't got around to buying, along with a bracelet she'd been looking at. My theme was simple: let her know that I have, in fact, been paying attention all along. :D

    Whatever you decide to do, enjoy!
  • FourtotheflushFourtotheflush Posts: 2,555
    Fourtotheflush:
    Took my wife to the Taj in Boston (just a few miles away, but felt like it was a vacation).
    Started out in the hotel restaurant for a champaigne toast.
    Invited some of our and her friend out to dinner.
    Had a fantastic dinner with great friends.
    When we got back to the hotel I had champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries waiting for us.
    That was for my 5th anny last year.


    I forgot to add that this was our first and only night away from the twins - they are 4 1/2

    I later told that to my mom and she said "Call me when you hit 34 years"!

  • lilwing88lilwing88 ChitownPosts: 2,812 ✭✭✭
    dennisking:
    My wife and I have a yearly anniversary tradition since we got married 9 years ago
    when we got married we were so busy at the reception that neither of us really ate anything, so once we finally got everyone out of the party we decided to go get something to eat. Across the street was a Taco Bell so we went over there and as we were in the drive up, I was pulling all the decorative beads and pins from my wifes hair.
    Since then, we make a Taco Bell run for our anniversary every year. Sometimes we do more and sometimes we don't. There have been years when we have gone to a very nice dinner and been dissapointed and enjoyed our Taco Bell more than our dinner. It's kinda weird but it's our tradition.
    I doubt this will "inspire" you but it's something that is special
    That's a real cool story. However, the look on my wife's face when I pull into the T-Bell drive-thru on our anniversary would be PRICELESS!!!
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  • lilwing88lilwing88 ChitownPosts: 2,812 ✭✭✭
    Fourtotheflush:
    Fourtotheflush:
    Took my wife to the Taj in Boston (just a few miles away, but felt like it was a vacation).
    Started out in the hotel restaurant for a champaigne toast.
    Invited some of our and her friend out to dinner.
    Had a fantastic dinner with great friends.
    When we got back to the hotel I had champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries waiting for us.
    That was for my 5th anny last year.


    I forgot to add that this was our first and only night away from the twins - they are 4 1/2

    I later told that to my mom and she said "Call me when you hit 34 years"!

    We did something similar for my wife's B-Day/Christmas present this year. We stayed at the W Hotel in Chicago. Had dinner at Keeffer's Steak House. Went out for waaaaaaay too many drinks and neither of us had any recollection of how we made it back to the hotel. It was like college all over again......

    That was one of the first nights we had away from our kids (3 and 2), so we went a little overboard.
    Guns don't kill people, Daddies with pretty daughters do…..
  • lilwing88lilwing88 ChitownPosts: 2,812 ✭✭✭
    bump
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  • txjayhawktxjayhawk Posts: 311
    I dont know if you guys are in to wine or anything but I would suggest a trip to Nappa or Paso. I think it is a little more inexpencive in Paso and there are a ton of great winerys and beautiful scenary out there. Congrats on the 5th either way man. If you go to Nappa I can set you up with a good driver who knows all the right places (a driver is an awesome idea for a day so you can really enjoy yourself at the winery). Also, dont know how active you and your wife are but renting a couple of bikes and going riding through the country side seeing the vineyards is quite romantic. Heres to another 5! Cheers!
  • sirfoster83sirfoster83 Posts: 783
    We went up to Two Harbors, MN. Rented a beautiful cabin on lake Superior, day trip up to split rock lighthouse. Really wish we would have had more time there so beautiful!!!
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