It’s Valentine’s Day so I thought this would be a good time to delve into the romantic notion of getting married on February 14. Plus, having your wedding anniversary each year on Valentine’s Day makes the holiday that much more special. But just because you’re choosing to exchange vows on this day of love doesn’t mean that you have to stick to the traditional decor of red and pink hearts. Here are a few out-of-the-box ideas for getting married on Valentine’s Day:
Splashes of red
You can still evoke a Valentine’s Day theme without displaying a palette of reds and pinks. Instead, try a classic black-and-white theme and add in some color here and there. You don’t have to go crazy with red at your nuptials, but that doesn’t mean you have to avoid it altogether either. You could swipe a bold shade of red on your lips or rock a pair of red shoes under your dress to bring some color to your ensemble. A little bit of this hue can go a long way. As you and your new spouse leave the ceremony, give your guests some red and pink sprinkles to throw your way for some truly colorful pictures.
Instead of the traditional tiered cake at your wedding, consider serving your guests the most sought-after Valentine’s Day dessert: chocolate covered strawberries. But you don’t have to stop there. Put bowls of fresh fruit on display, like bananas, apples, pineapples and strawberries, alongside some dipping sticks. Your guests can cover their fruit in chocolate for a sweet and tart treat they are sure to enjoy. You can even send guests home with a chocolate-covered dessert of their own, like truffles or espresso beans.
Honor the love of others
It’s your big day, so you’ll be in the spotlight. But during your reception, consider honoring the other great loves in the room to create an atmosphere filled with romance, commitment and happiness. When you send out your wedding invitations, ask each guest to write down their first dance song. If they’re not married, have them write down a song that is special to their relationship. You can play this sweet music at your reception and help everyone cherish their spouse or significant other on Valentine’s Day.
Set the mood with candles
What better way to evoke romance and warmth than with candles? Group candles, both big and small, at each reception table to fill your venue with soft light and set the mood for love.
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