February 14: it’s the most romantic day of the year and what could be more romantic than two people declaring their love for each other on this day of the love?
A Valentine’s Day wedding is the most quintessential way to celebrate the day of love. In fact, impending nuptials and Valentine’s Day are virtually inseparable. According to the Newlywed Report 2020 by weddingwire.com, besides the holiday season, Valentines Day was the most popular day to get engaged. And some statistics estimate that more than 6 million people were engaged on Feb. 14 in 2020.
The best part of a Valentine’s Day wedding is that not only will this special holiday hold a special place in you and your partner’s heart forever, but you’re both bound to never forget your anniversary.
Here are some beautiful and romantic ways to tie the knot on the most romantic day of the year:
Incorporate elements of the day
Without going overboard, be sure to elements certain Valentine’s Day themes into your wedding. Have your bridesmaids wear red, use red or pink flowers as centrepieces, make ht drinks pink, or use heart-shaped flowers as decor.
According to the spruce.com, the best way to decorate your venue is to:
“Wed someplace that will allow you to light lots of candles to really set the mood for a late evening ceremony. Alternatively, look for a place warm enough in February to be in a secluded garden or a Victorian greenhouse filled with lush flowers. Decorate as you would for a romantic dinner- soft lighting, gauzy fabrics, flowers, candles, and plenty of romantic atmosphere.”
Pick a venue well in-advance
On that note, keep in mind that Valentine’s Day is a popular day to get married so be sure to book a venue well in-advance.
Make it cozy
Even though things may be heating up on Feb. 14 for couples getting married, don’t forget that it’s still winter. Be sure to have options to keep your guests warm and cozy on your special day.
Make it personal
It’s the day of love, so if you chose to marry on this day be sure to make it personal. Share your love story and don’t be afraid to go overboard with displaying your love for one another on your big day.
Get others involved
Ask other couples to get involved in your special day: share their stories or affirm their love for one-another alongside with you.
Send your guests home with sweet party favours
The spruce.com also goes on to recommend that couples send their guests home with something sweet to remember the day by:
“Prepackaged candies like chocolate truffles or chocolate-covered espresso beans are a total win. You can also stock a candy bar with assorted chocolates, candy hearts and cellophane bags and let them serve their own for the road.”