Throwing a wedding on Valentine’s Day is the perfect move for an ultra-romantic celebration. While you don’t have to go completely overboard with the theme if you don’t want to, there are plenty of sweet ways to work the aesthetic of the holiday into your wedding. To celebrate your love on this special day, consider incorporating some of these romantic ideas into your ceremony and reception.
Find the Perfect Blooms
Of course, roses are the most obvious choice for a Valentine’s Day wedding. Keep in mind that prices for roses will be marked up during this season, so you’ll likely have to account for this surge in your budget. If you are choosing to skip the roses – or simply want to round out the arrangement with other wedding florals – consider other in-season blooms in pink, red, and white hues. Liliums, calla lilies, hydrangeas, dahlias, anemones, and ranunculus are all gorgeous options that will be in-season.
Go for a Blush Wedding Gown or Accessorize with Pink and Red Hues
As an ode to the holiday, opt for a wedding dress in a blush hue. If you’d prefer to stick to a traditional white gown, consider accessorizing with pink or red hues. Blush velvet shoes will look gorgeous, and the luxe fabric will complement the cooler winter weather. Red painted nails will look stunning, as will pink-hued wedding jewelry.
Design the Perfect Wedding Arch
Incorporate the holiday into your ceremony by creating a Valentine’s Day-themed wedding arch. Consider using a heart-shaped arch lined with fairy lights to give off a romantic glow, or a more traditional arch made of beautiful red roses.
Create a Romantic Ambiance with Candles
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a room lit with candles. Consider using tealight candles in stunning votives across the reception tables. You can also make a more dramatic statement with pillar candles on ornate candlesticks.
Play Guests’ First Dance Songs
Let guests add their own personal touch to your wedding playlist by having the DJ play first dance songs that the married couples in attendance actually danced to at their own celebration. Provide request sheets for guests to fill out, and everyone will be dancing the night away to romantic and meaningful love songs!
Indulge in Sweets During and After the Reception
It’s the season to indulge in a few sweet treats! During the reception, consider serving some rich desserts, like chocolate-dipped strawberries, individual-serving crème brûlée, macarons, or chocolate lava cake. If you’re serving a traditional wedding cake, tie in the holiday by serving a red velvet cake, or topping a cake with strawberries or raspberries. After the reception, send guests home with a sweet wedding favor. Consider purchasing mini chocolate boxes for everyone to take home, or pouches filled with conversation hearts.
Partake in an On-Theme Wedding Exit
As you’re making your way from the reception venue to your car, have guests send you off in a Valentine’s Day fashion. One idea is to hand out rose petals for them to toss as you walk towards your car – they’ll make for fun and colorful photos. Another photo-friendly sendoff idea is giving guests heart-shaped balloons to hold as they line the walkway.
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