Post # 1
Being a newlywed and Valentine’s day is approaching. I was thinking, will Valentine’s day be different this year now that we are married?
DH and I usually don’t go out to dinner on Valentine’s day because it is crazy busy.
I don’t know what we will do… maybe plan like a movie or a game night.
I know the one thing I am looking forward to is being able to find a good Vday card.
I don’t know about you but I remember having to struggle to find the right vday card. It was always the ones with… “To my husband…” that always fit but I could never get those… till now.
hehe, I can finally get a card that says… “dear husband….”
Post # 3
I’m not married yet, but I so can’t wait to be able to buy a “Dear Husband” card!! I don’t see why V-Day should be any different though.
Post # 4
hehe, yes! it will be our anniversary! We are going to a B&B about an hr away.
Post # 5
I don’t think it will be any different. We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day much anyway. (I sort of don’t like how that one day is the day you are supposed to show your love. What about the other 364 days in the year?)
Post # 6
We don’t usually celebrate V-Day in the traditional sense. Seems silly to both of us. We used to when we first started dating, but we always felt like it was forced, so we stopped doing it.
Usually we’ll make a theme v-day. Like one year, we ordered cheap take-out from a place that we usually don’t let ourselves eat at (for health reasons). Another year we had a game to find the cheesiest, most stupid gift out there, with a $10 limit (they make some pretty weird things for V-Day that you can find at Walgreens). We think this year will be cheesy movie night. Do I hear Ever After or 12 Going on 30 calling our name? I think I do!
Post # 7
@ Mrs. Chapstick
Those are really good ideas. I like the cheesy gift exchange. Something fun to do and it doesn’t involve waiting in line on vday for dinner reservation.
The cheezy movie is a good idea too… I don’t know if the DH will actually want to do. Maybe just watch a good romance movie. He doesn’t like chick flicks but we just saw “The Proposal” and we both liked it. I have been asking him to see “License to Wed” with me because I think he will like it, well parts of it.
We used to do things for vday but when we have to wait 2 hour for dinner reservations, it got annoying. We usually don’t do anything anymore.. but maybe now that we are married we can start our own fun vday traditions. Thanks for the ideas.
Post # 8
It is fun to by “Husband” cards! I enjoyed it at Christmas and I look forward to it for V-Day.
We are going out of town (we started the weekend away tradition last year) and decided to put a $10 limit on gifts so that we would have to be creative….
I’d love ideas!
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn
I’m glad to see we aren’t the only ones who don’t do a full dinner out. The last few years we’ve switched off making dinner and watching a movie. I’m not sure it will change this year. We thought about Ruth Chris because Mr. Ducky has a gift certificate from work, but it was already basically booked when we called last week. After that we were kinda over it. 🙂
Post # 10
I don’t think it will be very different. Our first Valentines Day, we had a lunch date since it was during the and I had class. Last year, we cooked dinner at home. I think we may try to make reservations this year but we don’t make a huge deal out of Valentines Day. We’re romantinc and mushy all year long anyway. 😉
Post # 11
I think it will change for us after we’re married bc v-day is our dating anniversary! Which means we never celebrate v-day, only our anniversary. After we’re married we will prob celebrate v-day for the first time.
Post # 12
nah, we’re too broke to go all out. We’re going out to dinner, but that’s about it. V-day just doesn’t do it for me. I’m looking forward to the anniversary more 🙂
Post # 13
Oh, well what about seeing a movie? That movie called Valentines Day comes out that week. I don’t know if it will be good but there are a ton a celebrities in it.
Post # 14
I doubt it will be much different! We are approaching our 9th year together….the first few years we went out for dinner and did the gift thing (even though neither of is REALLY into v-day). More recently we have just gotten each other cards and made dinner at home. We will most likely do the same this year : )
Post # 15
ErinMM: You could always make him something. I am making my guy some snickers fudge this year.
Post # 16
We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day. He’ll get a card and probably, oh, a candy bar or some chocolate (his favorite). But my birthday is 4 days later so it’s not like I expect a gift or anything.
I DID get flowers on V-day the year he was in Iraq, which was a huge surprise and really sweet (esp considering we just do cards)
I’m just not a fan of the hallmark holiday in general and we avoid going out b/c of all the people!
I bet we’ll spend the day working out, laundry, making food for the week, playing Wii, homework, and cleaning. Typical Sunday!