In case you and your checking account haven't noticed, we're knee deep in wedding season! And do you know what that means? It's also anniversary season! Here are our tips for celebrating anniversary milestones from one to fifty in Nashville:
First Anniversary (Paper)
Enjoying a slow-paced summer, since last year was full of showers and wedding prep? We don't blame you! Enjoy a night in together with a few homemade hors d'oeuvres (check out Nashville-based April McKinney's The Outdoor Table for summery ideas) and a bottle of wine. Be sure to save room for your top layer of wedding cake! You've been looking for excuses to use your china and crystal anyway, right?
Fifth Anniversary (Wood)
Treat yourselves to a night out! Hit up Sinema's upstairs lounge for a cocktail, then mosey over to The Sutler for a cold beer and live music. This Melrose neighborhood combination feels special, yet laid-back and fun!
Tenth Anniversary (Tin or Aluminum)
Indulge your inner child and prepare for some laughs with a few laps around the track at Music City Indoor Karting! Nothing like a little friendly competition to settle an old tiff, right? Slow down after the high speed race with an overnight stay and a trip to the spa at The Omni.
Twentieth Anniversary (China)
Toast to twenty years with a bottle of bubbly that's the same brand as your wedding champagne, then try something new with a date night at a restaurant you haven't yet tried together. Nashville boasts a full line-up of great restaurants for celebrating! We recommend Husk and Sinema South of downtown, and Rolf & Daughters and Fifth & Taylor North of downtown.
Fiftieth Anniversary (Gold)
Fifty years, wow! This milestone is worthy of some serious celebrating! Relive your reception and invite your closest friends and family to join you for dinner, dancing and new memories. Set-up a projector and share your wedding video or a slideshow of wedding pictures. Have a microphone on standby, because the guests will be eager to share stories and toast to the milestone!