Ah, Valentine’s Day: one of the most romantic days of the year, and also one of the most popular for engagements and weddings. Planning a wedding for Valentine’s Day is fun, but as with any wedding, it involves a lot of preparation and it also comes with some additional quirks to be aware of. If you’ve chosen this date for your wedding, here are some pieces of advice and ideas that could help you when you’re planning:
• Choosing a Venue – Since Valentine’s Day is so popular for weddings, venues fill up very quickly, and you’ll want to find yours as soon as possible. If you’re pressed for time, consider a less traditional setting like a botanical garden (with an indoor area of course) or a museum.
• The Date – If you’re looking to cut costs, then consider having it the day before or after Valentine’s Day. Prices for venues, photographers, and other professionals spike on the “big day” but can be substantially lower on the surrounding ones.
• Stationery – For a whimsical touch, order custom save the dates and invites made to look like children’s Valentine’s Day cards. For a more traditional feel, go for cards with a palette of white, light pinks, and soft reds.
• Party Favors – Stick with the Valentine’s Day theme for your wedding favors and show guests you’re thankful they joined you on the big day. For example, you can order candy hearts or heart-shaped boxes of chocolates with your names and the date of your wedding printed on them.
• Colors – Valentine’s Day weddings often incorporate a blend of reds, pinks, and whites for a traditional feel, but you don’t have to feel limited by the day. Baby blue, lavender, and other soft colors are also quite romantic.
• Setting the Mood – What’s more romantic than candlelight? Countless proposals have been made by the flickering light of a dying dinner candle, and including these in your wedding offers an unbeatable aura of romance. Place them throughout the venue and add ones of varying heights and widths on tables for a fun touch. If you can’t use real ones for fire safety reasons, then consider flameless, LED candles instead.
These are just a few ideas for planning your Valentine’s Day wedding. Of course, every wedding on this day will be different, just as every couple is different. However, one thing that should be present in any wedding, regardless of day or design, is the love between the bride and groom. With that as the main focus, everything else will fall into place.
Samantha Hunt works at eInvite.com, an online retailer of personalized stationery, all-in-one wedding invitations, baby shower invites and other custom paper products.
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