Exactly 17 years ago, we made a little trip to St. Thomas to get married. The setting? Sapphire Beach (true to the name with its blue gem waters). The time? 4ish-because after all, you’re in the Caribbean and everyone functions of Caribbean time. Steel pan music in the air, sand between our toes. (We were barefooted, naturally.) Sure, there were several oops moments even in this idyllic locale: the hairstylist who was late, the wedding planner who wasn’t seeing things my way (boy did she learn!), my putting the ring on the wrong finger. In my defense, he handed me his right hand, not his left. I’d do it all over again…and would love the opportunity to do that (hint, hint)!
So I looked up the modern wedding gift for 17th anniversary and it couldn’t be jewelry or travel or something exotic and romantic but…FURNITURE. Ha! (Not like we follow those lists but funny nonetheless.) I think regardless of the GIFT, the anniversary gives an opportunity for you to slow down, look back on your wedding day, reminisce and focus on the marriage. Because with kids and jobs and activities, that often gets pushed to the backburner.So today, if you are married, go give your honey an extra hug and make time for them as if it’s your anniversary. Get all sappy & sentimental. Tell them how much they mean to you. That beats any piece of furniture in my book!