(Closed) Valentine's Day — spend some loot or keep on saving?

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: What would you do for Valentine's Day
    Skip it! It's an artificial holiday! : (10 votes)
    22 %
    Go lightly. It's nice to acknowledge the day but we won't go all out. : (30 votes)
    65 %
    I'd say go lightly but I'd really want him to surprise me with awesomeness. : (4 votes)
    9 %
    Wedding-Shmedding! I love Valentine's Day and we ought to do it up big! : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    3969 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @ThisDeluxeLife:  We don’t do big V-days in general, wedding or no wedding, and I’m not sure if after the wedding they’re get bigger. A lot of it is because we have a lot of student debt and are trying to create a nest egg AND save for the wedding. I think $15 tickets and dinner is a night evening out… I know couples that do that regularly… no occasion! 

    Post # 4
    Member
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    @ThisDeluxeLife:  We’re going to make some cool unpoppable bubbles with cornstarch in them. On the 15th (because I have a class in groundfighting on the 14th, so… :P).

    Post # 5
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    1083 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Yay, date twin! I casually mentioned something to FI about Valentine’s Day. . . he said something like “don’t buy me anything”. But he always says that. . . We both work on Valentine’s day, so this past week we spent the night in Atlantic City and had a nice dinner at The Melting Pot for a pre-valentine’s day celebration. I still plan on buying him a little something, though. I know it’s an artificial holiday, but I still love it. Every year he’s gotten me flowers on valentine’s day, so I’m anticipating the same this year, as well. I guess we’ll wait and see!

    Post # 6
    Member
    317 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    I told my FI not to get me anything since our wedding’s in October. We’re going out to dinner and have a gift card my mom got him for xmas. It’s so hard for me not to buy something but I know we should save instead. Last year I got us couples hot stone massages, reflexolgy, and facials and concert tix.  I love getting my babe presents so I have to keep telling myself NO! every time I see a fun groupon!

    Post # 7
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    1832 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We never celebrate Valentines Day, its just a commerical holiday to us. However we are going away overnight to a bed and breakfast on Feb 16, super awesome facebook promotion deal, and it is our first “holiday” just happened to be V-Day as husband and wife. So this year we splurged. 🙂

    Post # 11
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    1517 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @ThisDeluxeLife:  My fiance and I don’t really do Valentine’s Day (never have, never will).  We usually make a card for one another (a very sappy card!), and use it as a nice excuse to tell each other how we feel.  Really we could do this at any time, but we’ve always done it around Valentine’s Day (not necessarily on that day, though).  

    Since your fiance’s birthday is around Valentine’s Day, I can understand wanting to do something special.  I think what you have planned sounds perfectly nice, though … Especially since your wedding is coming up soon!

    My fiance and I have been saving for our wedding in November, and while we do still go out and do things, we’re much less likely to go out for a fancier dinner than we used to be.  Our dating anniversary is in June and we usually do something nice for that … This year we may not just because a big chunk of money will be paid out the month before for the wedding.  I’m okay with that (and I’m sure he would be as well).  If you feel like you can’t splurge because of the costs associated with the wedding, don’t.

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