Your anniversary is a very special day that marks another year that you’ve been together with your spouse. Though people who haven’t been married may take the concept of an anniversary for granted, it is actually a very big milestone that every couple should be proud of and celebrate to the fullest extent possible. Having a large party to commemorate the most important anniversaries such as five years, ten years, or twenty-five years is almost mandatory, but what about the anniversaries in-between? Usually, couples will go out to eat and head out to a bar or nightclub with their closest friends, family, or bridal party to enjoy a night on the town. However, knowing where to go, what to expect, and who to bring along can be a challenge, so here are some tips that will help you figure everything out.
Look for Specials
There are a lot of bars and nightclubs out there that offer specials for people having an anniversary party. This can range from something small like letting you in without a cover charge to providing you with a complimentary bottle of champagne. The best way to find out what deals happen to be out there is to call around and do some research on the internet rather than just showing up to a venue on a whim. Some venue will require that you show a copy of your marriage certificate to verify it’s actually your anniversary, so be sure to ask about all the details when you have them on the phone.
What Do They Offer?
Finding out how a particular bar or nightclub goes about celebrating your anniversary can be a huge determining factor in which location you choose. Most places will a special type of evening for events such as birthday parties, bachelorette parties, and anniversaries, but each venue will offer a different type of experience. For instance, some venues will bring you bottle service right to the table complete with bottle sparklers and a personal server while smaller clubs may only offer to sing you a song. Similarly, you may get first choice of tables in the VIP section or you may even get to request music directly from the DJ. Each place offers something a little different, so make sure you ask ahead of time so you know what to expect.
Who to Invite
Though you may want to invite everyone that came to your wedding to your bar or nightclub anniversary party, it simply isn’t practical nor is it appropriate in certain cases. For instance, you probably don’t want to invite your parents or uncles out to a nightclub if you plan to get really drunk and dance like a fool until the small hours of the morning. However, you definitely want to have some of your close friends join you to make the night much more enjoyable. As a rule, you should invite close friends that enjoy that type of party as well as everyone who was in the bridal party. You can always do a brunch or formal gathering with family if you want to celebrate with them too, but the evening at the club should be reserved for a select few people to keep it fun and special.