What are the top 10 important moments in a relationship that give us something to cherish for the rest of time? Here we take a look through the top relationship landmarks and how to mark the occasions.
An event that really can take any number of unpredictable turns, the first date is often a nerve-wracking affair. Without it, however, no relationship would be where it is today. Perhaps the most important aspect of the first date is its location. Where will it be and what will you do?
While a relaxed trip to your local greasy spoon may provide a laid-back, informal date and lower the nerves, it doesn’t quite have the wow factor that may well be necessary to get the two of you off on the right footing. Making the date memorable means it’ll be an experience you can fondly share for evermore.
Perhaps the ultimate romantic moment in any relationship is the first time you say those three immortal words. It’s also the defining moment, since if it never quite comes then the relationship is probably unlikely to amount to much.
First declarations must always be celebrated with a suitable commemoration, since it’s the first sign that a couple really does rather like each other.
The first holiday. Are you prepared to spend every waking moment with that significant someone for a full fortnight? This always has the potential to be a little overwhelming, but is perhaps a useful test of whether the relationship is built to last. Ensuring proper planning is crucial to the first holiday, since ending up in a crumbling motel in Magalouf doesn’t stretch the romantic imagination particularly far. A poor holiday will only create bad feeling and lead to arguments, so it’s always important to look for something truly memorable that can be cherished.
No matter what the milestone, an anniversary is always a special commemorative moment in a relationship. It’s a day to hold dear everything that makes your relationship amount to what it is. Every anniversary ought to be marked in the manner your relationship deserves. Spare no expense on creating a distinctive treat for you and your loved one.
Moving In Together
The first step towards real long-term commitment, the halfway plunge is a hugely important aspect of any relationship. The closest you’ll come to marriage without the “I do”, cohabiting offers a charming glimpse of the future.
If moving in together is the first step towards retirement, engagement might well be the definitive, if not last, step. Popping the question requires the right moment at the right place and, of course, most pertinently, the right person. Planning this is a tricky business, but you can’t go wrong with a Michelin star dining date. Unless, of course, you’ve utterly misjudged the relationship…
The traditional vow of enduring commitment, marriage is a true declaration of love. Planning the perfect wedding is a task of great magnitude. Should the sacred sacrament be kept traditional, or might it be preferable to try a more modern, unique wedding? The build up the big day is a time of great anticipation and anxiety for all parties involved. Be it the bride, the groom, their parents, the bridesmaids or the best man, the sense of joy and relief after the big day is keenly felt. This ought to be rewarded with gifts for all that encapsulate the good feeling.
After the knot has been tied, it’s time for a romantic getaway to celebrate the life ahead. While the wedding has been a joint effort with a number of those you hold dearest, the honeymoon can be the first major joint decision of married life. It’s important to ensure that the honeymoon is in an aptly idyllic location, suiting both of your combined desires, and that the trip is exclusively alone time for just the two of you to celebrate.
A stage of a relationship that plays a very significant defining role is if and when you decide to have children. Afterall, the rest of your lives will be more or less devoted to the little nippers who’ll be depending on you for everything. But remember to commit to some alone time. Call in a baby sitter and enjoy a romantic date to keep your relationship healthy for your own sakes as well as the children. And as they grow up, enjoy quality family time.