Chances are, you’ll only spend Valentine’s Day as an engaged couple once or twice. (Did you know that the average engagement lasts between 12 and 18 months?) Sure, you’re used to spending this romantic holiday as a couple while dating. But your engagement is a really special time to celebrate your love for each other! Take some time away from the extensive wedding planning to enjoy the day.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day While Engaged
Of course, you can spend Valentine’s Day the same way that you always do. If you’re looking for a new tradition or a fun way to celebrate this year, check out our list of ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day as an engaged couple! You can forget about your wedding planning stress for one day. Try to remember why you’re doing all of this planning in the first place.
Start a New Tradition
If you’ve been dating for a long time, then you may already have a tradition. This might be going out to a romantic dinner or staying in and watching a rom-com. You can stick with that same tradition or start a new one to carry into your married life! The possibilities are endless, but below are some new traditions you could start this year!
Pamper Each Other
I’m sure that you’ve both been stressed as your wedding day inches closer and closer. Why not take the time to pamper each other? This could mean going out and getting a couples’ massage and facials, or setting up an in-home spa to treat each other inside your house.
If your wedding day is getting close, this could be the perfect de-stressor that you both need!
As you draw closer to your wedding day, you may find yourself getting sentimental about the days that you first met and started dating. Use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to get into those memories. Go back to where you first met, had your first date, or got engaged.
Or, take a true trip down memory lane and visit a bunch of different locations that are meaningful to your love story and film some clips at each one! You’ll love having that video to look back on throughout your marriage.
If going out isn’t your thing, you can still take a trip down memory lane going through old photos and memories you’ve created together.
Having a romantic dinner together is a classic staple that couples typically use to celebrate this day together. But it doesn’t always have to be at a 5-star restaurant!
Have a date night in and cook your favorite meal together for dinner. Cooking together can be so much fun, especially if you’re used to only one of you cooking dinner every night.
Don’t want the hassle of cooking? Don’t want to go out to a restaurant on one of the busiest days of the year? Hire a professional chef for the night to come and cook dinner for you at your house!
Is the idea of a personal chef too much but you don’t want to go out or cook yourself too much? Get cozy and order in! Nobody is judging here.
Share an Experience
If you’re a more adventurous couple, stay away from the typical dinner, flowers, and chocolates and experience something new! This could be a spending a day/weekend at a ski lodge, going on a mini trip to the mountains, or taking a getaway to the beach to get away from the winter weather. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to have one of the most memorable Valentine’s Day experiences of your life!
Maybe wedding planning doesn’t stress you out and it’s something that you and your partner look forward to every day. If that’s the case, then let Valentine’s Day be a time where you sit down and hash out some more details of your wedding!
If it is stressing you out, maybe you can use February as the month where you bite the bullet and hire a wedding planner. We can help take the stress off of you and leave your Valentine’s Day to be a day that you can spend loving each other, rather than worrying about all of the small details of your wedding.
Contact us so that we can get an idea of what you’re looking for! Happy Valentine’s Day!