The 25th wedding anniversary is traditionally celebrated by presenting your spouse with a silver gift. Consider forgoing purchasing an extravagant pair of silver earrings or cuff links---renew your vows by taking a romantic trip together. Whether it be a day trip or a vacation lasting two weeks, celebrating the union of your marriage by spending quality time and making new memories with your spouse can help bring you closer together than ever before.
Trip Down Memory Lane
If you don't have time to take a long vacation, a daylong event can be meaningful, too. On the day of your 25th wedding anniversary, tell your wife to take the day off from work and to be ready for a special surprise. Begin the day by scooping her up in a limousine and taking her on a tour down memory lane. Begin by going to the place where you first met. This can be followed by the first place you kissed and then the day you decided to be an "exclusive couple." If possible, end the date at the location of your wedding. Be sure to have "your song" playing and a picnic or a fancy dinner set up along the way.
If you've got more time to spare, a weekend out of town may serve to be a relaxing, well-deserved vacation you've both needed. Ahead of time, be sure to clear your husband's schedule of work and family obligations, allowing him to take off at just a moment's notice. The destination of a romantic weekend getaway will vary from couple to couple. Aim for activities that you both enjoy doing. If you're a couple that loves the outdoors, a breakfast in the mountains will be enjoyable. If he's a high maintenance type of guy, a mini spa vacation may be in order. If you both love wine, consider taking a road trip to an area that has several vineyards, so that you can toast your glasses to 25 years of matrimony.
If you've got time to spare, consider taking your spouse on a cruise to celebrate. Cruises are an alternative to planning a traditional "destination" vacation, as they can provide a relaxing atmosphere. On most cruises, you will not have to worry so much about the little details, such as where to dine and shop, as the cruise ship provides most of amenities for you. Onboard most cruises, you will find restaurants, dancing, gambling and spas. Late-night buffets, shows and daily stops at exotic ports await. By leaving the small details up to the ship's staff, you and you spouse and focus on spending time with one another without the hassles of tour guide books and confusing maps.
Katarina Fitzpatrick has written professionally since 2006. Her work has been published on EOnline.com, TriMedMedia.com, LIVESTRONG and for the newspapers, the "Hanover Mariner" and the "Norwell Mariner" in Boston and the "Jamestown Press" in Jamestown, R.I. She is a 2006 graduate of Emerson College, where she earned her undergraduate degree in print and multimedia journalism.