A 10th wedding anniversary is a milestone worth celebrating for married couples. It presents a time for you to reflect on all of the memories you have created together over the years. Your 10th anniversary can also present an opportunity to recommit to your spouse by renewing your wedding vows or proposing again.
Bring Back That Loving Feeling
According to Mark D. White, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, on the “Psychology Today” website, people get married as a way to express their love and devotion to another person. Getting engaged is the first step in making that commitment known, and recreating your original proposal can refresh those feelings. Think back to the moment when you first asked your wife to marry you, write down the details of the proposal and try to recreate it. Revisiting the time when you first began your journey toward becoming husband and wife would make for a memorable way to propose again.
Create a Fairy Tale Experience
If your first proposal was not exactly what your wife had always dreamed of, use your 10th anniversary to create a fairy tale experience for her. Rent out her favorite restaurant or make arrangements for dinner prepared by a personal chef, followed by dessert and your proposal. If she enjoys sports, have a "Will you marry me?" message posted on the big screen at the stadium or arena during halftime. Pull out all the stops that you weren't able to the first time around, to show your bride how happy you’d be to marry her all over again.
Take Her on a Romantic Vacation
Plan a surprise vacation and propose to her again while you are there. Research a vacation destination your wife would like to travel to but has not been able to visit. As an alternative to making the entire trip a surprise, an article about destination proposals on “TheKnot.com” suggests that you tell her about the vacation plans, but keep the proposal a surprise. Returning to the location of your honeymoon is another romantic option.
Walk Back Down Memory Lane
Create a traditional or digital scrapbook documenting your life together over the 10 years you have been married. Include photos of your wedding day and other sentimental items that are significant to you and your wife. On the last page of the scrapbook, include a note asking her to marry you again and join you in creating a lifetime of new memories. The scrapbook will become something you both will cherish for years to come.
Amber Wright has been writing articles on relationships and communication since 2010. Her articles regularly appear on the marriage and family website, BlackandMarriedWithKids.com. Wright holds a Master of Arts in communication studies with a specialization in interpersonal communication from California State University, Los Angeles.
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