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Creative First Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Happy first anniversary! We’ve got some beautiful first wedding anniversary gift ideas for you. The anniversary gift theme for your first year is paper. That may seem a little arbitrary, but the meaning behind the paper theme is quite special. On the one hand, paper is inexpensive and celebrates the modest beginnings of the first year of marriage. On the other hand, the paper theme symbolises the first ‘chapter’ of your marriage. As a married couple, you have begun to write the story of your lives together, page by page. This blank piece of paper is just the beginning of the rest of your love story. With this in mind, here are some fab ideas!

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A personalised printed illustration

Enlist the help of the pros to pull together a beautiful personalised illustration. Create something that can be a meaningful keepsake. Something your Other Half can display in your home!

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Pictured below: Wedding Art (left), Linda Byrne Illustration (middle), Andrew Goti Caricatures (right)

Something cute

Sometimes the simplest and most obvious ideas are the best ones! Give your Other Half a lovely card along with your first wedding anniversary gift. It is paper after all! And how sweet is the champagne flute!

Pictured below: Presents by Polly (left), Wogansecrets (middle), Catsi Creative (right)

A meaningful print

A first wedding anniversary gift is a wonderful time to print and frame a beautiful poem, your relationship milestones or your wedding invitations!

Pictured below: The Limerick Girl (left), Amore Wedding Stationery (middle), Special Days Wedding Stationery (right)

Print your wedding photos

You’d be surprised at how many couples never end up printing their wedding photos. We all have good intentions, but we just never get around to it. Well, these memories shouldn’t just live on your phone or laptop somewhere. Get them printed and put your wedding album on display so you can look at these beautiful memories whenever you want to!

Pictured below: The Fennells (left), DKPHOTO (middle), Couple Photography (right)

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Kelly Jane Hartmann

Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.

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