Valentine's Day Wedding

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Getting married on Valentine's Day is a wonderful way to celebrate the love you have for your significant other. A Valentine's Day wedding also provides a great starting point for a themed celebration.

Wedding Stationery

Your save the dates or wedding invitations are the first introduction people have to your special day, so they can be used to help set the tone for your event. Professionally printed invitations can be very expensive, however, which is why growing numbers of thrifty brides are taking the DIY approach.

The Printable Wedding makes this easy by offering templates that can be customized with your information and then printed on the paper of your choice from the comfort of your own home. Options for a Valentine's Day wedding include:

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If desired, your wedding stationery can be customized with a special quote that reflects your relationship with your significant other. Visit our Wedding Quotes article for details.

Wedding Decor

Obviously, red and pink are the traditional Valentine’s Day colors. However, this doesn't mean you need to limit yourself to just two choices for your wedding. Scarlet red, black, and gold can be an elegant color scheme for your Valentine's Day wedding. For a more casual look, pastel pink, chocolate brown, and ivory works well together. If you want something bold, magenta and silver look stunning as part of any wedding decor. For a minimalist look, try using a pink hue with slightly grayish undertones as your accent color.

When choosing your flowers, pair red or pink roses with calla lilies, water lilies, delphinium, zinnias, rose geranium, and nerines. Use dusty miller, a plant with felt-like silvery white leaves, to add a winter wonderland feel to your arrangements while making the colors of your other flowers pop.

Candles are a popular wedding decoration that's especially appropriate for Valentine's Day, since they add a touch of romantic mood lighting. Lace is quite common as well, so lacy table linens are an excellent idea.

Hearts are used liberally in Valentine's Day weddings, so feel free to use heart shaped confetti and balloons or heart adorned garlands in your wedding decor. Lovebird figurines can be incorporated into your table centerpieces. For the perfect finishing touch, use strategically placed cupid's arrows as signs to guide guests towards the restrooms, parking facilities, and other important destinations.

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Reception Menu

Incorporate traditional seasonal treats in your reception menu by offering chocolate covered strawberries, truffles, fondue, or bowls of classic Valentine's Day candies like red cinnamon hearts. Alternatively, you can use heart shaped cookie cutters to add a festive touch to basic menu items. For example, a fruit salad could have heart shaped watermelon slices in it to play up the Valentine's Day theme.

If you're serving cocktails, a classic flute of champagne with gold flakes, a chocolate martini, or a pink sugar-rimmed cosmopolitan can help play up the romance factor. If cost is a concern, keep in mind that having waiters pass out trays of cocktails to guests is more economical than having an open bar.

Favors

Wedding favors aren't a necessity, but they can be a lovely way to thank guests taking the time to be a part of your special day. Ideas for Valentine's Day wedding favors include:

  • Chocolate truffles in a ribbon topped gift box
  • Hershey's kisses in a decorated mini mason jar
  • Birdseed hearts accented with pink or red ribbon bows
  • Small votive candles in lace wrapped holders
  • Heart shaped lollipops
  • Sugar cookies decorated to look like conversation hearts
  • Matchbooks that say, "A Match Made in Heaven"
  • A chocolate square, two graham crackers, and a heart shaped marshmallow in a bag with a topper that says "Take Home S'More Love"
  • Gourmet popcorn with a tag that says, "Our Love is Poppin"

Celebrate Your Love in Style

It's only fitting that cupid should connect two people in love on the most romantic day of the year. With a Valentine's Day themed wedding, your special is sure to be simply unforgettable.


Written by: The Printable Wedding Team