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Tips for Planning a Valentine's Day Wedding

Bride and groom within floral arrangement

Every year, February 14th brings a special moment to celebrate LOVE of all kinds – romantic kinship, friendship and admiration alike.

A romantic day filled with love letters, fresh flowers, and sweets - who wouldn’t want to say ‘I do’ on the day dedicated to matters of the heart?

To ensure your dream day sends hearts aflutter, here are some of our top tips for planning a wedding on Valentine’s Day: 

1. Pick a Venue and Decide How You Want to Embrace the Theme

As with planning any wedding, one of the first steps is to secure your venue and decide on the overall theme. As Valentine’s Day provides a perfect theme for your nuptials already, you’ll just need to decide if you’re going to go big and bold – fully embracing the motif – or if you’re going to keep it subtle by incorporating touches of refined nods to the theme throughout the day.

It is always popular to incorporate touches of refined nods to the theme throughout the day with candy, red hearts everywhere, pink decoration and some romantic music.

Bride and groom sharing a kiss under floral archway
Groom lifting up his bride


2. Send Out Those Wedding Invites!

The easiest way to pay homage to your Valentine’s Day theme is with your colour palette and decorations.

As Valentine’s Day décor is synonymous with hearts and flowers, you can look for special and unique ways to incorporate these into your day. Some examples include a heart-shaped floral arbour, red and pink confetti for the table, or heart-shaped signage and menus. You can choose to go with a traditional Valentine’s Day look and feel or opt for something modern like a personalised neon sign – think big L.O.V.E letters or a heart!

For a more subtle fusion, you could look to decorate your venue with deep red and pink roses or fill the room with candles to create a soft romantic glow.



2. Send Out Those Wedding Invites!

Once you’ve decided on how much you’re going to incorporate the Valentine’s Day theme into your big day, you’ll then be able to set the scene for your guests with your invitations.

A well-designed invitation that reflects the celebration will give your guests a taste of what’s to come and help them to make decisions about their attire for the day.

Here is where you can first introduce romantic touches like pink and soft palette coloured paper (avoid the cheesy red!) and even love quotes into your invitation copy.

Wedding invites
Wedding invitation layouts


3. Pick 'The One' During Your Bridal Shopping Day

At Grace, we’re dedicated to helping brides find ‘the one’ and our expert stylists can help you style your dream gown to perfectly reflect your Valentine’s Day theme. To help add a little extra romance to your outfit, our top picks are our Indi Earrings and our Pierlot Veil in ivory with delicate romantic floral embroidery.

Brides in love heart shaped glasses and champagne


4. Choose Your Colour Palette and Wedding Decorations

The easiest way to pay homage to your Valentine’s Day theme is with your colour palette and decorations.

As Valentine’s Day décor is synonymous with hearts and flowers, you can look for special and unique ways to incorporate these into your day. Some examples include a heart-shaped floral arbour, red and pink confetti for the table, or heart-shaped signage and menus. You can choose to go with a traditional Valentine’s Day look and feel or opt for something modern like a personalised neon sign – think big L.O.V.E letters or a heart!

For a more subtle fusion, you could look to decorate your venue with deep red and pink roses or fill the room with candles to create a soft romantic glow.

Bride and groom sharing a kiss
Floral bouquet


5. Write Love Letters to Your Flower Girls and Bridesmaids

When considering all the ways you can personalise your wedding with a Valentine’s Day theme, don’t forget about your littlest attendants. Of course, they will already be dressed in our gorgeous Grace Mini collection, but we also recommend additional special touches like rose petals to scatter as they walk down the aisle or gifting heart-shaped chocolates after the ceremony as a sweet thank you.

For your Bridesmaids and Maid of Honour, you could consider dressing them in romantic colours like champagne, red or pink and accessorise their outfits with a red lip, heart-shaped clutch bags or sunglasses. To share the love with them on the day, you could consider writing them a personalised love note to let them know how much it means to have them there with you on your wedding day.

Bridesmaids in Grace Loves Lace occasionwear


6. Pick Your Dream Bouquet

As roses are one of the first things that comes to mind for many when they think of romance, they will always be a popular choice for a Valentine’s Day wedding. You don’t need to stick to the traditional red and pinks though, reimaging traditional romantic roses in colours that reflect your own unique style will produce a personalised and modern aesthetic.

Not big on roses? Then go with your chosen flower of love – whatever that might be! The right bouquet should be striking and sentimental. We love a flower arrangement made of creamy lilies or dried florals. These ones are guaranteed to stun! If you’d like to stick to tradition while choosing something unique, get some eyes-catching flowers.

Pink roses
Pink floral bouquet


7. Select the Sweetest Treats

In recent years, we’ve loved seeing an increase in couples opt for unique and personalised cakes. Take advantage of the opportunity to make your cake truly special on Valentine’s Day with lambeth style cake designs or soft romantic floral toppers. 

White and pink wedding cake
Bride and groom sharing their wedding cake


8. Props to Party In

The best way to add a little extra fun to your wedding is with the party props. For Valentine’s Day, think of a big photo moment for your guests like a free-standing ‘LOVE’ sign or floral photo wall, champagne tower, bespoke props for a photobooth or a candy bar filled with all your Valentine’s Day favourites.

Bride and groom pouring champagne


9. Plan Your Getaway

End your night in style with a getaway car adorned with a ‘just married’ sign, heart shaped balloons or extravagant florals. Biodegradable confetti, pink sparklers or floral party favours can also help you create an exit to remember. 

Make your wedding exit as exciting as your entrance. To style your get away with the valentine’s day theme, have you thought of heart shaped balloon releases? If you’d love some candles to light your way out, why not use pink candles? 

We also love a post nuptial petal toss and we can’t think of a better way to nail your valentine’s theme.

Bride and groom leaning on old vintage car and popping chamagne


10. Level Up Your Bouquet Toss

Give your guests a chance to celebrate Valentine's day on the same occasion. We love a traditional bouquet toss but we thought of better ways to get it done with a playful touch.

Instead of having a single bouquet, we suggest that you make a giant bouquet made of small bouquets inside. Everyone has to participate - Men and Women should be part of the game.

You want each guest to celebrate love with you and have some amazing memories of this special day.  

Level up your bouquet toss and thank us later…  

Brides pink pastel bouquet