The Valentine's Day Wedding | Tacky or Romantic?

The Valentine's Day Wedding | Tacky or Romantic?

This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday, but the weekend prior to it is fair game for a Valentine-themed wedding. And, you guessed it, I am invited to one. Don’t get me wrong, like most couples, the bride and groom are super cute and in love. I am more than happy to go to their wedding, whatever day they decide to tie the knot.

However, I am easily tempted to analyze whether or not I like the whole red and white theme. I am curious if everyone thinks it is tacky or not. Or, if like true romantics, you find the whole thing dreamy. In any case, here are a few tips for the reception, if you decide to marry mid-February.

Tip 1: Red and white is a classic color combination. Red, pink and white is a kindergartner’s wardrobe.

Tip 2: Underscoring the theme with a heart-shaped ice sculpture is understated and sophisticated. Hearts inscribed on every not-nailed-down surface is just annoying.   

Tip 3: Red velvet cupcakes would be a unique addition to a dessert tale. An entire appetizer selection of red foods would be gross.

Tip 4: A white wedding dress with red trim or a red sash is very popular and elegant. A flaming red dress is a bit much, unless you are known for fashion that is out there.

Tip 5: A little bit of kitsch never hurt anyone. Why not include those candy message hearts in a favor bag. It’s a bit of Valentine’s Day nostalgia for everyone.