Valentine’s Day Wedding on the cheap

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Romance is in the air, stores are filled with merchandise for Valentine’s Day. While Valentine’s Day is known as a day to celebrate romantic love, it may have you thinking….why not get married on that day?

What’s great about Valentine’s Day, is you can find anything and everything themed for that holiday, at just about any store. At our dollar store, they had some very interesting things; chalkboard heart-shaped mugs, chocolate roses, heart-shaped boxes, heart-shaped chocolates, heart-shaped pillows, hangers, decorations, confetti, scented candles, silk rose petals, rose petal scented soap, etc. When you’re planning a wedding, these scores are a dream come true! You can pick red vases, silk flowers and petals, chocolates…anything you want! For an extra discount, wait til the day after Valentine’s Day the year or two before your wedding to buy heavily discounted items.

A great and simple centerpiece idea, is to have a clear hurricane vase filled one-third of the way with water. Fill with pink and red real or silk rose petals, and place a floating candle in the middle. Voila!

As for food, this is a perfect excuse and time to have a candy buffet! Get a round glass candy bowl and hot-glue the bottom to the top of a candle holder. These make great holders for candy at candy buffets. Have your cake and eat it too! Whether it’s red velvet cupcakes with pink, red or white icing (maybe with heart sprinkles), cake with red or pink icing or white with red decorations (silk red ribbon or fresh/silk roses), or cake pops! You can DIY a sign that says “love is sweet, take a treat”.

For drinks, you can go as simple as red fruit punch or berry punch, or go with some red or a mixture of red/white wine. You can also make your own sangria and add fresh strawberries and raspberries, maybe cherries too.

For favors, you can package a few hershey’s kisses in red tulle bags and have a tag that says “hugs and kisses from the Mr and Mrs”.

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