This is How You Should Spend Your Valentine's Day as an Engaged Couple
February 11, 2021
When you celebrate Valentine’s Day as an engaged couple, the holiday deserves to be taken up a notch. You can still have your typical flowers, chocolates and cozy dinner for two, but why not try to capture this brief moment in time where your partner is your fiancé(e) instead of your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend with an activity that’s a little more unique? After all, you’ll probably only be engaged for about a year, so take this special Valentine’s Day to get unconventional!
While the pandemic is preventing most of us from going all-out bougie with our Valentine’s Day plans, there are still plenty of special ways to celebrate your love. Plus, if you opt to do something that’s on the inexpensive side, you can put a little more money towards your big day because romancing each other definitely doesn’t need to break the bank.
Below—8 different ways to make your first Valentine’s Day as an engaged couple one for the books:
1. Go back to your roots
We all love a good origin story. Use your first Valentine’s Day as an engaged couple to remind you of why you’re getting married in the first place. Relive your first date or travel back to the place where you got engaged.
Pro tip: make a scrapbook of all your favorite pictures together as a couple so that you can flip through it and gush about your love story.
2. Make presentations on why you love each other
If you’ve been on TikTok in the past few months, you’ve probably seen the presentation trend where people present on a topic that they love. So, why not do this about each other for Valentine’s Day? This is an easy and non-materialistic way to make your fiancé(e) feel special, and it will definitely have you both smiling and giggling as you remind them of why you’re choosing to spend life by each other’s side.
3. Get away (domestically!)
Ok, so you can’t be a jetsetter at the moment due to the pandemic, but you can still travel to interesting places nearby! Whether that means driving to your favorite national park to go for a hike or booking an intimate Airbnb to get a change of scenery, getting out of your day-to-day surroundings will definitely brighten up this holiday.
4. Go to a drive-in movie Who needs a movie theatre anyways?
Drive-in movies are making a huge comeback all over the country because they’re COVID-safe and undeniably nostalgic. We mean, can it get much sweeter than cuddling up in the back of your car and having a sneaky make-out session?
5. Watch the sunset together
Ok, it’s cheesy, but we’re here for it. Pack a blanket and a bottle of wine and hike to the best spot in town to watch the sunset. Golden hour looks better when you’re experiencing it with someone you love, anyways.
6. Write a poem
Don’t be scared to get creative this Valentine’s Day! Sit down with a pen and paper and put your emotions to words. This doesn’t need to be overly complicated or eloquent. All that matters is that you’re showing the one you love why they matter most to you.
7. Cook a meal together
Forgo the fancy restaurant this year by cooking a meal together at home. Browse on TikTok for the latest cooking trend to get some inspiration or make a meal that both of you already love. Either way, open up some wine and let the romance do its thing!
8. Create a new tradition
If you want to be extra cute, create a new tradition this Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s one of the activities from above or something else both of you are interested in repeating each year, creating a new tradition is the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of your journey as a married couple.