05/29/2012 11:46 am ET Updated Jul 25, 2012

Wedding Anniversary: How To Plan A Perfect Anniversary Date

Summer is quickly approaching and since it is the most popular time of year to get married, that means many of you will celebrate a wedding anniversary soon. Many couples just get into the habit of going out to a nice dinner for their anniversary. Some even take trips for big milestone anniversaries. But as a Romantic Date Planner, I always tell my clients, it isn't what you do for your anniversary that counts, it is the details that go into it.

So how do you come up with an anniversary date that is special and filled with details? Here are some tips I have learned in the romance industry on how you can infuse meaningful details into your special night and be sure you outdo your last anniversary!

Send an Invitation

No matter where you go or what you do this anniversary, tell your spouse you want to take them out for a romantic evening by presenting them with a personalized invitation! This will spice things up a bit since people rarely give their spouses formal invitations. To really score points and show your sentimental side, use your original wedding invitation as inspiration. Try to recreate the theme of the wedding invite and use the same colors. You don't even have to spend a lot of money on this detail since it will be even more adorable if you make the invite by hand. Incorporating your old wedding invite into an anniversary is a thoughtful detail that won't go unnoticed!

Find a Babysitter

If you have children, you know how precious alone-time can be. Just this one time, arrange for them to spend the night at your parents' house or at a friend's house that you trust. This will leave you the whole night to spend together and you won't have to worry about your private time being interrupted.

Get Creative

Again, trying to make your anniversary date really special will take some creative brainstorming. Spend some time really thinking about what kind of anniversary date your spouse would like. Has she been dying for a night of dinner and dancing? Think of a unique way to incorporate that into a date.

Is he really adventurous and always begging you to take him bungee jumping? Use adventure as your theme. Take him out to do something that he loves and follow that up with a really nice romantic evening filled with personalized details.

Don't Forget the Details

No matter which date concept you choose, the most important part of your anniversary date is personalizing it with details. What does personalizing the event with details mean? It means showing your spouse you really "know" them. If she is in love with peonies, M&M's, and the color blue, find a way to include all of those things into your anniversary. If you need help figuring out a way to incorporate these crucial details into your anniversary, you may consider hiring a Romantic Event Planner.

If you follow these steps this will be an anniversary that she talks about for years to come. The only problem you will have is trying to outdo yourself next year!

Michele is a Romance Expert, who specializes in Romantic Date and Proposal Planning. She owns The Heart Bandits and has been featured on Fox News, Houston Chronicle, Orange County Register, and KTLA news. Contact The Heart Bandits to have them plan your romantic date or marriage proposal. For more information about The Heart Bandits, visit