If you are anything like my husband and I, you like to celebrate your anniversary on a budget. Over the years my husband and I have spent many wedding anniversaries apart due to him having served 5 year-long deployments in the middle East on behalf of the U.S. Army. These separations, have given us more insight as to why we should value every second we are able to spend with one another. Even when we were apart, we did our best to celebrate our wedding anniversary in creative ways to show one another how much we love each other. In addition to the wedding anniversaries apart, we have three precious children that we have to consider. Being a military family, there are a lot of transitional times where balance in the family cannot be upset so this has also caused times where we were unable to get away and celebrate. This, coupled with my extreme commitment to frugality have been the perfect breeding ground for coming up with creative, cost-efficient ways to celebrate our wedding anniversaries.
On June 10, 2015, my husband and will I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. This blissful event happened to come in the midst of an international move and we were in a brand new place where we had to make our way. So once again, it was time to put our ingenuity to the test to figure out a way to celebrate our anniversary at home.
Here are 15 ideas to celebrate your anniversary on a budget:
1. Send your spouse on a scavenger hunt with lots of fun clues. Have the end be you waiting for your spouse in your room.
2. Dress in your Sunday’s best and take a stroll out on the town. While you might be dressed up with nowhere to go, you will still feel like a million bucks!
3. Attend an open mic and have some fun with it!
4. Go to a matinee movie or to a local dollar theater (if you have on in your town). We always enroll in the free movie club rewards clubs to rack up the points to earn free movies with the points from matinees.