Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic days of the year, so it’s not surprising that this date may be a day that many consider getting married. It’s also one of the most commercialized days of the year when love is capitalized in almost every way and because of this, there are things to consider when thinking of getting married on el dia de amor.
Venue costs

Usually, Saturdays are more costly days for weddings as they are more popular. Mondays through Thursdays are the least expensive. With this being said, make sure that the venue you choose doesn’t have a 200% increase for getting married on valentines day…and this also goes  if it falls on a weekday. The day prior to or even after can sometimes be hundreds if not thousands of dollars cheaper, so look at those as options.

The time of year.

If you live in the tropics of a country where the cold doesn’t matter…great! However, in many parts of the US and the U.K, Valentine’s day is more likely to fall on a frigid day. Maybe even snow. It may not be like a wonderful spring day where the are flower blossoms and birds chirping. Be prepared for cold weather with lots of warm drinks, coats and fireplaces. You can even use this as part of your theme for your wedding which can also be similar to having a Winter wedding…but in a sea of red or pink.

Guests may have other Plans.

Expect the guest count to be less than your average wedding. People who are already Married or have significant others or partners may want to spend the day with their loved one. They may not think about spending it with a bevy of people, however know your audience and your guests. Another alternative is booking in advance an elopement just for you both (that may even be more romantic) and having a large celebration a day or two afterward, or even at a later date. Holidays can be tricky when it comes to weddings, so gage your guests when looking at having your Wedding celebrations around this time.

Availability.

Venues and vendors may have plans way in advance for Valentine’s day….as far as the next year. If you are planning one of these special holidays for your wedding, I would suggest planning at least 18 months to even 2 years in advance to book your favorite spot. Venues and vendors are taken pretty quickly on special holidays and occasions, so if this is a must for you, you need to plan ahead!

Lovely red options!

Valentine’s day Weddings are a sea of beautiful red and white roses, however over the years I do notice that roses in general get more expensive the closer you are to Valentine’s day. They have become the official flower of the season. Look at other alternatives that may be even cheaper, but just as striking. Dahlias, ranunculus, tulips, peonies and gerberas all make pretty awesome substitutes. Check to see what’s in season at the time which will also cut back on costs.

Remember having a Wedding on Valentine’s day does not need to break the bank. There are ways around the more popular options and you can also have the wedding of your dreams on the day the world celebrates love.

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