You made it! You and your spouse are celebrating ten years of marriage. This is a huge milestone in your relationship and in your lives! For many of you, in the last ten years, your marriage has endured job changes or losses, the addition of children to your home, moves, relocations, deaths of family members and many other stressors. It is can be difficult to stay married for ten years at times and it takes a great deal of commitment. The fact that you have made it ten years in this relationship is reason to celebrate!
Tenth Wedding Anniversary Traditions
Traditionally, the tenth wedding anniversary presents are made of aluminum or tin. The new contemporary tenth anniversary gift is diamonds or alternatively, blue sapphire. Depending on what your budget and your taste is, there are many different options that you can consider purchasing for your spouse. Before you purchase anything, it may be a wise idea to talk with your spouse about what your budget will be. Some couples choose not to spend much money at all while others choose to celebrate their tenth anniversary in big, expensive ways. Still others may choose to not discuss the budget with their spouse if they are planning on surprised them with an extravagant gift that will be unexpected.
Tenth Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
If you are interested in looking for a traditional gift made from tin or aluminum, here are some popular choices: A family necklace that has each member of the family represented, personalized golf links, metal candlestick holders, a corkscrew, a sculptured jewelry tree to hold all of your jewelry, a personalized key chain, or a locket. However, some people choose to go towards a more extravagant gif to celebrate this milestone anniversary. In that case, they may choose a diamond necklace, bracelet, earrings, or even another diamond solitaire ring. No matter what you decide to give your spouse, make sure it’s something that will show them that you know them well and love them.
Tenth Wedding Anniversary Celebration
This anniversary is a momentous occasion and is one to be celebrated! Mark time off from work if possible and spend the day together. Hire a babysitter if you have kids and get away by yourselves for a few hours. If you can afford it, go away on a short trip with just the two of you. If you don’t have much money, you don’t have to celebrate extravagantly, but you can still celebrate together. Pack a picnic lunch and head out to a quiet spot. Slow dance to the song that you first danced to as husband and wife and talk about the last ten years you’ve spent together. You can make this anniversary special- all it requires is a little thought, consideration, and planning.