Saying I Do on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is a time when people traditionally show feelings of love and affection, so it’s no big surprise to learn that many reserve this lovey-dovey day for their wedding date. Some fantasize about February 14th being the ideal day to express their love and devote their lives to one person. The theme is already chosen, now all you have to do is run with it. For hopeless romantics, Valentine’s day wedding is perfect. It might be a bit gimmicky or cheesy to some, but the message behind Valentine’s Day is all about love. The bottom line, Valentine’s Day weddings are incredibly romantic, love is in the air! That’s why décor and all the decor stuff should be very special. Here are a few ideas to make this day more romantic.
There are a plethora of free and inexpensive Valentine’s themed templates that you can download and design the perfect wedding invitations. Or you can pick up blank invitations and take them to a printer with your specifics, including a special font.
Valentine’s Day colors are typically reds, pinks, and white. Depending on your personal taste you may choose to go with these traditional hues or go with something completely different. Color palettes turn inspiration into reality. The classic black and white palette with subtle hints of pink and red makes a loud statement. Deep crimson and white with some metallic accents say chic wedding. Or if you’re a beige person like me, warm earthy tones can still say I love you.
Roses of all colors on Valentine’s Day are a given, but other blooms can be just as romantic. Tulips, delphiniums, daisies, water lilies, nerines, are also very popular flowers for gifting on Valentine’s Day. Play with different flower and color combinations, and add a glitter ribbon or a heart pendant to it to highlight the theme.
There are tons of beautiful Valentine’s Day decorations on the market from tableware to banners to streamers to gift bags to ribbons to paper hearts to balloons.
Food is a big part of any wedding, but having heart-shaped cookies, cakes and confections will taste even sweeter and allow you to flaunt your Valentine theme. Chocolate. Chocolate. Chocolate. Consider serving rich Valentine’s desserts like individual chocolate cheesecakes topped with drizzled chocolate. Or how about a lush red velvet chocolate cake with yummy frosting and a side of bright red raspberries.
A Valentine’s wedding demands a special love potion. You can ask your venue for a special drink to be created or search online for unique Valentine’s drinks. How about the Love Bite, it’s a shooter made from one ounce of cherry and orange liqueur and one ounce of cream.
It’s traditional to have a romantic song for the first dance, but you may want to keep this mood for the whole evening. Or you may allow guests to choose songs they want to hear from your playlist.
Don’t forget to acknowledge your guests and thank them for being there. Leave them a handwritten messaged thanking them for attending your wedding. Or send them home with something sweet like some prepackaged candies like Sweethearts or Hershey’s Kisses or gummies or chocolate-covered espresso beans are a total win.