What do Valentine’s Day and your wedding have in common? Both are a celebration of love! If you want to make your wedding even more about love, a Valentine’s Day wedding may be just right for you.
You can choose to keep it simple by focusing on pink and red flowers or go all out with heart-shaped decorations and more! Either way, your wedding is sure to be an affair to remember.
Ready to start planning your Valentine’s Day wedding? Take a look at some of our favorite ideas to make your wedding as sweet and sugary as the holiday you love:
1. Make love the theme
While Valentine’s Day will be the inspiration for your wedding, your theme should focus on love. This will ensure your wedding is classy and elegant instead of tacky.
So how do you carry the theme of love throughout your wedding? Consider incorporating love quotes in the decorations for the tables. Share a photo board of you and your fiance’s favorite moments. Read a love poem at your ceremony. Use your imagination to discover ideas that will truly mean something to you and your guests.
2. Go for pinks and reds
There’s no question about what your colors should be. Pink and red is the obvious choice and should be used in everything, including your flowers, bridesmaid dresses, decorations, cake, invitations and more. Consider using white as an accent color to offset the bold pinks and reds.
3. Go overboard with flowers
Just as flowers are an important part of Valentine’s Day, they should also play a big role in your wedding day. Make sure your bouquet makes a statement with classic red roses. Against your white wedding dress, they’re sure to look amazing!
Use flowers as decorations in both your ceremony and your reception. Cover the aisle with rose petals, and ensure your centerpieces have beautiful flower arrangements. A heart-shaped flower wreath is also sure to be a beautiful addition.
4. Choose a signature cocktail
A signature cocktail is a fun way to add some personality to your wedding. Choose your favorite drink – just make sure it’s pink! Consider asking the bar to add a fun umbrella or other Valentine’s Day themed accessory to each drink to amp up the fun!
5. Play lots of love songs
There are no shortage of love songs to add to your wedding playlist. Besides your first dance, ask your DJ or band to play even more of your favorite love songs. The slow dancing will contribute to a romantic setting and set the mood for your day of love.
6. Focus on dessert
No Valentine’s Day wedding is complete without an assortment of sweets! Make your cake a showstopper and go for red velvet with a cream cheese frosting. Then, have it decorated with reds, pinks, hearts, flowers or all of the above!
Besides the main event, consider adding other small desserts, such as cookies, chocolates, chocolate-covered strawberries and other sweet treats. Cover your tables with candies like conversation hearts, chocolate kisses or M&M’s.
8. Kick up your red heels
Forget about your something blue – go for something red instead! A fun addition to your outfit is a pair of red heels! They’ll surely make a killer statement!