Ideas to celebrate 1 year anniversary of dating

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If I could go on a Friday-though-Monday jaunt with my partner once a month, I'd be like [insert hands-in-the-air emoji here].Unfortunately I'm not rolling in [OK, why not, insert bag of money emoji here].But even if it's once a year, short trips with your new love are the most fun, and they're good dress rehearsals for longer trips.If you hop an hour away from your city or town for a sweet weekend together and it goes well, then you're ready for the next step.

Of course, I'm not gunning for that outcome for anyone, but if it's going to happen, it's best to know that in the first year. I'm no longer terrified of fighting with my partner, though, mostly because I've learned that a conflict every now and then is OK, and even healthy, as long as you're with someone who truly wants to work it out (and doesn't just want to fight for the sake of fighting).

While we love this notion, we also think there's nothing wrong with breaking with tradition by celebrating your first anniversary with a memorable experience instead. You can even ask if they have the bridal suite available if there are no weddings booked.

Read on for seven ideas for what to do on your first wedding anniversary. If you got married at a restaurant, go back for dinner and possibly even order items served at your wedding.

Indulge in dessert too, or head back home to have the top tier of your wedding cake if you've saved it.

It's tradition to eat the top layer of your wedding cake on your first anniversary.

The things that made the cut for this list are all things that really contributed to learning about a new partner in those exciting, sparkly, delicate first 12 months. This is a great way to connect — and to ascertain whether you're compatible.

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