9 Ideas For Your First Valentine’s Day as a Married Couple
January 17th, 2022
You may feel overwhelmed trying to plan the perfect first Valentine’s day after being married. While your wedding likely involved a lot of fanfare, your first Valentine’s Day as Mr. and Mrs. is an opportunity to spend a day focusing on just the two of you.
Here are 9 simple, yet romantic ideas for spending your first February 14th as a married couple—Happy Valentine’s Day!
1. Watch Your Wedding Video
Most couples are so caught up in planning their wedding and sending out thank you notes, that they don’t end up watching their wedding video or looking through photos. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to cozy up on the couch and relive the day, without any of the stress!
2. Pamper Yourself
If you’ve gotten married recently, you might still be feeling the stress that comes along with wedding planning. Booking you and your spouse a spa date is the perfect way to unwind, relax, and spend some quality time together. As an added bonus, some spas offer Valentine’s Day packages that include romantic perks like chocolate and champagne.
3. Start a New Tradition
You may be feeling the pressure to create the perfect first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, but remember this: your relationship with your spouse is unique, and your time together should reflect that.
For some couples, this may mean going out to a nice restaurant and then taking a romantic walk through the park, for others it may mean picking up burgers and fries and watching your favorite cheesy movie. Your first Valentine’s Day as a married couple is the perfect time to start a unique tradition that’s meaningful to just the two of you.
4. Revisit Your First Date Spot
Reliving your first date can be the perfect way to remind yourself why you fell in love in the first place. Visit the same restaurant or bar where it all started, and try to order the same dishes and drinks. While it may seem cheesy at first, you’ll be surprised how quickly warm memories of that first fateful night come flooding back.
5. Get Out into Nature
It’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important with the constant distractions always at our fingertips. Plan a day trip together or go on a hike somewhere you’ve both always wanted to see. The one rule for the day? No phones except for emergency use.
6. Exchange Love Letters
A love letter is a simple and meaningful way to tell your partner how much you care about them. Your wedding likely involved grand displays of affection, but a love letter is a more personal, down-to-earth way to show how you feel. For an added twist, seal your letters to each other and open them together on Valentine’s Day a year from now!
7. Cook Dinner Together
Cooking dinner together may seem basic, but it’s an activity that few couples actually put effort into. Find a new recipe you’d both like to try, open a bottle of wine, turn on some music, and get cooking! Trying something new together can be fun and romantic. Plus it’s easy on your wallet.
8. Create a Valentine’s Mix
Making a mix or playlist for your spouse is a creative way to show you care without breaking the bank. You might fill it with songs that express how you feel about your partner or simply songs that you both enjoy. Put on your mix after dinner and dance the night away!
9. Have a Lazy Day
There’s no better way to say ‘I love you’ than ordering take-out from your favorite restaurant and binge-watching some of your favorite shows. Better yet, revisit some of the TV and movies you watched while you were still dating. This is an especially great option for a chilly weekend Valentine’s Day.
Find the Perfect Valentine’s Day Jewelry at Albert’s
Valentine’s Day is an important reminder of the love you and your spouse share. As newlyweds, it’s your chance to create new traditions and revisit the reasons you fell in love.
Our team at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers is here to help you choose the perfect Valentine’s gift for the first year of marriage. From finding the right jewelry to nailing down birthstones, shapes, and sizes, we’re here to help you create a romantic Valentine’s Day you’ll never forget.