(Closed) Positive V-Day Experiences!

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
2273 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Our vday was pretty low key… After exchanging cards (we choose not to do prezzies) We went for a walk after work down at “our” jetty (it is near our wedding venue so we hope to get photos on it) and then went for a little drive around King’s Park (the main touristy thing in Perth with views of the city), we then headed home got some takeout and curled upon the couch with a movie…

We also chose to send out our save the dates last night and make our wedding website “public” πŸ™‚

Post # 4
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We made dinner together (angus steaks, mashed potatoes and an avacado salad with molten lava cakes for dessert), went for a walk in our neighbourhood, and watched a basketball game on tv. It was THE best, most low-key Valentine’s I’ve had, and I loved it.

Post # 5
515 posts
Busy bee

That’s great πŸ™‚

I’m 14 hours ahead of Fiance so V-Day for us didn’t really match up much while we were both awake. We usually do something for V-Day, but this year we didn’t. I don’t mind at all. πŸ™‚ We still both had good days and are just waiting for our Skype date this weekend.

Post # 6
5009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve been ill all week so wasn’t expecting to do anything. I woke up very late yesterday (as I’m off work) and, when I went downstairs, he’d left a dozen red roses for me in a vase. Those were a lovely surpise, as I usually know when he’s done something!

Then he texted me at lunchtime to ask if I wanted to cancel the table he’d booked for us for dinner at one of our favourite restaurants. I reluctantly replied, “Yes”. 

I didn’t hear anything more until he texted on the way home to ask me if I was fit to set the table and put some wine in the fridge, which I did. I also lit some candles to set the mood a little.

I was expecting some basic take out, but he’d arranged with the restaurant we were meant to go to for them to give us the whole meal we were meant to have to eat at home (it was a set menu). It was such a sweet thought and even though I was feeling hellish it really picked me up!

Post # 7
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My fiance and I are 10,000 miles apart atm but he still managed to surprise me with flowers delivered to my door on Vday, as well as a lovely card, chocolate and blooming bath roses :3 I love him so much!  We had a skype date when he woke up hehe <3

Post # 8
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We had my parents babysit our 8 week old son and had our second real date in two months! πŸ™‚

Went to a fancy restaurant, ate delicious food in an intimate setting, emptied our bank account to pay for said dinner, and went back to pick up DS.

It was awesome. We talked about our plans for the future, which was a nice change from feeding/sleep/diaper talk!

We never celebrated V-day before, but it was a nice excuse to spend some quality time together outside the house and alone.

Post # 9
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Fiance Came home from work with a box of amazzzzzzzing chocolates and a gift certificate for a spa day! I couldn’t beleive it.. both were perfect gifts! We went out for dinner and then to the vow! I got myself lingere which was all he wanted! πŸ˜‰

Post # 10
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think our vday was the lowest key of all but it really made my day:

We preempted vday since we knew we’d both be busy & had dinner last week at a high end bistro in our area.

On the 14th, I woke up & mr Rugbee hadn’t snoozed his alarm! I did my morning routine & then made my way to the kitchen/dining room to find he’d set up the whole table with little chocolate hearts. He asked me to be his valentine. I smiled! Then he told me that because I slept in, I had just missed the airplane with the banner that he sent up to ask me formally (joking obviously!!) I made him coffee & we were out the door by 8am.

I got home at 7 to find that he had cleaned the entire kitchen & made me dinner πŸ˜€ We ate dinner, I gave him a backrub & then I studied until bedime.

Post # 11
9887 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Dizbee:  This was our first Valentine’s together since becoming engaged, and we live together.  We’d already exchanged gifts last weekend, for me an outfit and for him a new leather chair for his desk.  Last night when I got home from work he’d already been there and and left roses and a card on the table for me.  I also got him a card and had baked brownies, which he loves.  He cooked steaks and baked potatoes for us and I lit candles all around the house, classical music playing softly and a fire in the fireplace, it was very romantic and lovely . . .

Post # 12
1445 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My fiance and I are not big fans of flowers and chocolates on Valentine’s day, so instead we bought each other presents that we really knew we’d enjoy. We are both huge kids at heart and decided this year to appeal to our inner child. So he went out about a week before Valentine’s day and picked me up a HUGE Disney Princess coloring book that I have been happily coloring away in whenever I feel the urge to. And then about 2 days before Valentine’s day, I got him some of the newer Legos (the Hero Factory kind) for him to create with. Then on actual Valentine’s Day we started off the day by watching Star Wars Episode II (I’m trying to watch all of them for the first time), went to two jewelers and talked about custom designing my wedding band, and swung by a rental place to get a quote on my rentals. Then we went out to dinner at one of my favorite guilty pleasure restraunts for my first day off of an herbal cleanse that I was on (God that bread was deliciousssss) and then we went home and watched the Valentines episodes of Glee and New Girl together and then curled up in bed. It was a really low-key Valentine’s day, but I LOVED it.

Post # 13
148 posts
Blushing bee

Cute stories! It doesn’t matter what you do, really, when you’re w/the love of your life.

He sent me flowers (that smell almost as good as they look) @ work, then brought home a vintage-looking trunk w/a card, vase, tickets to Dr. Dog (psychedelic/indie rock band), & a few other goodies. He said we could use the trunk to store souvenirs & things from our travels & adventures, which I thought was super cute.

Couldn’t do a fancy dinner, as we are both dieting hardcore, but we went & saw Star Wars: Episode I in 3D, then came home & snuggled on the couch!

Post # 14
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We agreed to have a very low key Valentine’s day because we are leaving on vacation today. I made shrimp scampi, we ate the chocolates that he bought me, and then I started to answer work email while drinking wine. All was perfect, then the phone rang. My SO ordered a barbershop quartet to come sing to me. Totally unexpected, and totally awesome.

Post # 15
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I didn’t get the proposal I wanted, but still had a fun and lovely day~ In the morning he surprised me with a dozen dark chocolate roses (my favorite!!) and a really cute handwritten note with funny doodles on the envelope.  He also offered to drop me off and pick me up at the train station which I love and is rare due to our schedules nowadays.  In the evening after work we boiled two lobsters (he boiled, broke the shells, rinsed, got all the meat out for me etc LoL), had coleslaw and wine, and afterwards we watched an episode of Torchwood while nomming on my chocolate roses and some strawberries with marshmallow fluff/cream cheese dip!!  There was also lots of cuddling done, my favorite!  Really great day.  We also talked about how I thought he was proposing today, and in the convo he pretty much told me he got the ring that I wanted XD! and that he has something planned. ~_~

Post # 16
11418 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Darling Husband made reservations for dinner at a local restaurant, asked me what I wanted him to wear to dinner, brought me chocolate, and gave me THE MOST AMAZING card!!

On the front, it said: “To the Woman I Love”
The inside said: “Maybe our life together hasn’t been just the way we imagined it would be when we first started out, but there’s a big part of me that believes our love could not be as strong and as deep as it is today had we not weathered the storms and remained committed during the hard times … I’m so glad we’ve arrived here together — at this place in our lives. Our love means everything to me.  Happy Valentine’s Day, I Love You.” (And he underlined the “I Love You” part.) It was absolutely PERFECT for us!

After dinner, we spent a romantic evening together, first sitting on the sofa in the dark in front of a toasty fire, talking and cuddling, and later retreating to our room to share some of the other blessings of being married. πŸ™‚

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