Post # 1
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and it’s on a Saturday this year!
I know that different folks have varying opinions on Valentine’s Day, ranging from "It’s so romantic." to "It’s a hallmark holiday designed to get us to spend money."
I definitely was in the latter group until my fiance came along. Our first date was on Valentine’s Day. Neither of us wanted to be alone, and we happened to be on a ski trip, so why not go out to dinner together? We *cringe* chose TGIFridays for its convenience to where we were staying.
Then, last year on Valentine’s day, my fiance moved to be with me. He drove all day (750 miles) with all of his belongings, and arrived Valentine’s night. How fitting for a romance that started on that day! He brought a dozen roses when he arrived 🙂
So, despite our resistance, Valentine’s is our date-a-versary and our move-in-a-versary. We’ve got to celebrate in style.
In that vein, I think I’m going to convince him that we should go back to the scene of the crime (*cringe* TGIFridays) and have our dual-a-versary/Valentine’s dinner there.
What are you doing to celebrate?
Post # 3
What a cute story! TGI’s isn’t so bad, at least they have good food and great happy hour specials!! LOL
We’re beating the crowds, and going to do a late lunch on V-day. Not sure where we’re going yet…but it’s sure to be low key.
We’d rather spend the big bucks on our fast-approaching wedding. =)
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception
I actually really like the spirit of Valentines Day. Yes, it’s a commercial holiday, but the mister and I have a pact not to spend a lot on each other for V-day, and I think it’s makes our gifts more creative and fun. Plus I just really enjoy romance and hearts. 🙂
This year we’re getting pizza, a bottle of wine and renting a movie. And I can’t wait!
Post # 5
I put that I don’t care, but it’s not so much that I don’t care as I’m torn between the first two choices. I love having a special day to celebrate with my man (tho this year he’s far away, so I’m alone. sadface), but it really is ridiculously over-hyped. Then again, I’m the biggest Christmas fanatic ever, and I’m an atheist so it’s not even a "real" holiday for me. So I can hardly complain about the consumerism of V-day when I give in to it SO much at X-mas. ^_^
That being said, I didn’t like it when I was the only single one of my friends and things like that. I like how women have taken over and do the vagina monologues on V-day, it gives a good alternative way to celebrate, but still. I wish there was a good way to have a day to celebrate love that didn’t make the singles sad.
Post # 6
We don’t have any plans other than our usual Saturday night — I’m not one to get excited about Valentine’s Day, and since it’s on a Saturday, we’d be spending it together anyway. I hope he didn’t get me anything, because he’s supposed to be engagement ring shopping soon — he should spend the money on that!
This post just reminded me that I send my Dad a card every year for V Day and I haven’t done that yet! I better get it in the mail! And yet I remembered to send him money I owed him yesterday…sheesh.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
The mister and I are doing dinner in the city (Bookbinder’s in Philly) using a Restaurant.com gift certificate to defray some of the cost.
Post # 8
I’m with Miss Pinot Grigio – we’d rather spend the $$ on our wedding. So… no gifts this year, just a low-key dinner (we both work Saturdays).
@Doctorgirl – that move-in story is so cute!
Post # 9
We agreed not to get each other anything. Nor go out in our crazy overpopulated area. So we’ll most likely spend time together at home. Maybe cook dinner, watch a movie & drink some wine. =)
Oh and I checked don’t care either way!
Post # 10
We usually don’t do anything but this year has started off BAD (think 2 funerals in a period of 9 days) so my FI told me to be free Saturday as he has a relaxing thing planned. It will be nice even if his something planned involves us sitting on our couch watching reruns.
Post # 11
I am making him a nice valentine and I think he is making reservations!
Post # 12
You all are making me smile. BetaBride, I hope things get better!
Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay
We’re just heading to the little Italian place on the corner for a late dinner. I agree with PP – I love the spirit of Valentine’s Day, regardless of it being a "Hallmark" holiday.
Then the real fun happens on a Sunday around V-Day, when we host an annual brunch that is the party of the year (okay, only in my mind…but still!). It is always a blast & I can’t wait for Sunday!!
Post # 14
Where’s the "I’ll celebrate any holiday as long as it comes with chocolate" option?
Post # 15
Something simple and romantic…. my FI and I are going to go get a bottle of wine together (we r n a dry county so it will be a little bit of a drive) and then we are going to make parmesan chicken and wine.
Simple and I think romantic
Post # 16
We’re grilling out on the back deck (we want soooo bad for spring to be here) some steaks and salmon and cooking..My son is celebrating with us, and we’ll also make cookies! We’re going over to T’s house and also watching some goofy movies that night.
This year, Valentine’s Day is a family affair. We will have our couple time in Jamaica in a few more weeks!