Valentine’s Day

5 Creative Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re Engaged

Your engagement can be a period that feels super rushed and sometimes stressful, and it’s easy to lose sight of the most important part of your wedding: your marriage! Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your significant other just how much you care. That doesn’t have to mean the old standard candlelight dinner for two! There are many creative ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day when you’re engaged. It just takes a bit of thought and inspiration. Whether you keep it simple with breakfast in bed or splash out on a once-in-a-lifetime experience like hot air ballooning, it’s all about spending that quality time together, making memories, and showing your partner how much they mean to you. After all, that’s why you’re planning to say “I do”!

Here are 5 fun and creative ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day when you’re engaged.

Watch a comedy show. According to scientific studies, the act of laughing together can help to bring you closer. A comedy show is a fun, low-key Valentine’s date night. Plus it’s one where you won’t have to fight for a table with other couples! Look out for listings at your local comedy clubs or, if you prefer to spend it at home, stream a special from your favorite comedian on Netflix.

Get a couple’s massage. One of the best ways to relax and focus on one another is to book a spa day. Book in for head-to-toe pampering treatments that will wash away all that wedding planning stress and leave you feeling amazing. You’ll usually also be able to enjoy hot tubs, saunas, and indoor pools together. Most spas have specials for couples, so be sure to look at their packages when you book.

Switch off and stay home. Sometimes the best way to reconnect as a couple is to disconnect from the rest of the world. Switch off your phones and screens for the night and settle in for some togetherness. You could order in your favorite meal. Or cook together (a fondue is always a romantic and easy option). Put on some music – you could even use the opportunity to settle on your wedding song or playlist. Later on, settle in for a romantic film that you’ll both enjoy. The next morning, enjoy breakfast in bed before you turn your devices back on again.

Take a dance class. Another way to celebrate Valentine’s Day when you’re engaged which will pay off on the big day is to take a dance class together. If you need to brush up on your skills before your first dance, this is the perfect time to do it. You could also have your teacher choreograph something special and teach it to you. It doesn’t have to be a traditional waltz either – try something sexy like salsa or tango instead.

Write each other a love letter. Are you planning to write your own wedding vows? Then it’s time to get some practice! Exchanging love letters is such a sweet and purely romantic gesture. It allows you to open your heart to your sweetheart, especially since you know you’ll be getting a letter in return! Talk about how you’re feeling about your wedding and engagement, and your hopes and dreams for your lives together. Capturing this unique time in your lives will make the letters even more special in the years to come.

No matter how you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day when you’re engaged, make sure it reflects your shared interests and personalities. With a little planning and creativity, you can make the day truly special.