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5 Tips for Your Valentine’s Day Wedding Theme

Since the-day-of-love is right around the corner, we wanted to share some tips for your Valentine’s Day wedding theme! (Hint---it doesn’t only have to be on Valentine’s Day and if you’ve never considered this theme, keep reading.)

5 Tips for Your Valentine's Day Wedding Theme

3 Reasons to Consider a Valentine’s Day Wedding Theme

The first time you hear about this theme, your mind might automatically think that this could be considered “corny” ---but that’s far from the truth. Why use this theme?

Here are a few potential considerations:

  • It’s the right time of year. If you’re getting married mid-January through the end of February, this theme can naturally tie into the season.

  • Something special happened on Valentine’s Day, like your first date or engagement, and this is an important day in your relationship.

  • You like the idea of a wedding being wrapped around the theme of love---because isn’t that what it’s all about?

Photograph of Valentine's Day Wedding Cake with Red Flowers

5 Details for Your Valentine’s Day Wedding Theme

Here are 5 of our best tips for your Valentine’s Day wedding theme, and some easy ways to incorporate this theme throughout your wedding planning process.

1. Add hearts into your wedding details. There are plenty of ways that you can use the shape of a heart throughout your big day (in both subtle and obvious ways) to bring this theme to life.

Here are a few:

Alternative wedding ideas: Flower guy at wedding ceremony
  • Invitations

  • Accessories like heart graphics, shapes, or jewelry

  • Getting ready outfits

  • Ceremony alter

  • Ceremony program

  • Guest-book

  • Heart-shaped confetti and flowers to line the aisle (thrown by flower girls or a flower guy)

  • Photobooth props

  • Tablecloths

  • Centerpieces

  • Neon-signs

  • Dessert shapes (Cake and cookies)

  • Reception giveaways (Sunglasses)

  • Favors

  • Heart-shaped balloons (we loved this idea from Brides: attach them to your getaway car!)

2. Incorporate colors and soft textures that evoke the feeling of love. While pink and red automatically come to mind, consider the full breadth of options.

Valentine's Day Wedding Theme Ideas: Reception Centerpiece says: “There are many varieties and combinations to consider with red.

For example, all Valentine’s Day-inspired palettes and schemes include some combination of:

  • Deep burgundy and wine

  • Brighter scarlet reds

  • Lighter pastel pinks

  • Greyish pinks, such as mauve

  • Magenta and other violet-reds”

They also recommend adding in neutrals or complementary colors (such as green or orange) so that the right colors can pop.

Once you have the color selected, consider soft and romantic textures or materials like velvet, satin, or lace.

3. Use lighting to amp up the romance. Whether it’s candles, hanging lanterns, or strung up lights, lighting is one of the best ways to set the tone for your wedding ceremony or reception. This is one of the most overlooked aspects and best tips for your Valentine’s wedding theme that can make a big impact on the environment and help pull everything together with an effervescent glow.

4. Incorporate sweethearts candy. Nothing screams “VDay” more than the sweet, colorful, candy hearts. They are a cost-effective way to tie in your theme and help to bring a playful element to your big day. (Doesn’t it automatically transport you to your younger-years when you were googly-eyed over your first crush!?)

There are a few options for how to use sweethearts for your Valentine’s Day wedding theme: fill centerpieces with them, line the aisles (or other ceremony-space, where people aren’t likely to step on them), include them in a dessert buffet, or give them out as favors.

Pro tip: if you’re getting married after Valentine’s Day, you can buy these for a discount after February 14!

5. Leverage signage to echo the theme of love. Using printed, painted, or neon signs in relevant places like “Love is sweet” at the dessert table can help bring in your Valentine’s Day wedding theme in a seamless way.

Romantic wedding signage for Valentine's Day themed-wedding captured by Joy Photo and Video in Texas

Include statements that have a meaningful memory attached to them, play a role in your relationship, or connect to your faith or culture.

Some of the other popular statements include:

  • “Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite.”

  • “Today I have loved you for (fill in the blank) days.”

  • “With my whole heart for my whole life.”

  • “A true love story never ends.”

  • “Be mine.”

We hope you enjoyed these tips for your Valentine’s Day wedding theme!

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