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Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas
Uh-oh. You woke up this morning with the nagging suspicion that you were forgetting something but couldn’t quite place it. Then you glanced at the date and realized this Thursday is Valentine’s Day. And you haven’t planned anything for your girlfriend, fiancee or wife.
Don’t panic. This holiday doesn’t have to be about lavish gifts or Michelin-starred restaurants; it is simply a chance for you to spend some quality time with your sweetheart. With a little bit of creativity and hustle, you can still put together a heartfelt and romantic last-minute Valentine’s Day celebration.
3 Sweet & Simple Valentine’s Day Date Ideas
1. Candlelit Dinner
Even if you aren’t an accomplished cook, it is easy to prepare an elegant, delicious and impressive meal. Browse cookbooks or food blogs to find simple recipes that only use a few high-quality ingredients, such as grilled salmon, mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables, or pan-seared steak and Caesar salad. On your way home from work on Valentine's Day, pick up cooking ingredients, a nice bottle of wine, candles for the table and a dessert from your favorite bakery. When your Valentine arrives for dinner, pour her a glass of wine and don’t let her lift a finger to help. Enjoy your intimate dinner for two, then do all the dishes and clean-up yourself.
2. Play Time
Why should a Valentine’s Day date be serious and stuffy? Let your hair down, have some fun and plan a playful date out on the town. Go ice skating and hold hands while you gracefully glide around the rink (or cling to each other to avoid falling - fun either way!). Play a round of miniature golf to get in touch with your inner kid... then go out for drinks at a hip wine bar for your grown-up side. Get a little culture: look up local museums, art galleries and theaters to see if there are any special events or exhibits going on that night.
3. Back to the Future
Check OpenTable for your city to find a restaurant you’ve been meaning to try with reservations still open for Valentine's Day. If you are flexible on time, you can often find an early or late slot available. Indulge in dinner and dessert, then head back home for a post-dinner drink. When you open a bottle of wine or prosecco, take out a few sheets of blank white paper and two pens. Write letters to each other (no peeking!) that you will open a few years in the future on a milestone - for example, Valentine’s Day five years from now or your 10th wedding anniversary. Seal your letters in envelopes, and place them in a box with a bottle of wine that will be good to drink on your specified date. Tape up the box, label it with the opening date and try to fight back your impatience!
What are your last-minute Valentine’s Day date ideas? Share in the comments.
Choose Matching Wedding Bands This Valentine’s Day
If you have been married for several years, you might be surprised how quickly the time has flown by and how much your lives have changed since you said, “I do.” You may have switched jobs, bought a new house or started a family, but the one constant through all the big changes has been your love for your spouse.
Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for you to reaffirm your commitment to one another each year. This year, make the occasion extra special by selecting beautiful new matching wedding bands as a memorable and lasting gift. Many couples decide to replace their wedding rings after a few years of marriage for a variety of reasons. Some couldn’t afford the rings they wanted when they were younger and want to invest in new wedding rings now that they are more financially secure. Some want wedding bands that complement each other and reflect their current personal style.
No matter what your style or budget, you can find a perfect fit at My Trio Rings. Here are a few examples:
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These matching wedding bands put a modern spin on a vintage look. The 14K white gold rings have a unique, distinctive wave shape, each set with three round-cut, conflict-free diamonds.
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If you’re looking for some “wow factor” in your new wedding rings, look no further. The geometric style of these matching bands accentuates the brilliance of two rows of round-cut diamonds (24 on the ladies’ band and 30 on the men’s).
Surprise Her with a Trio Ring Set for Valentine's Day
Romance is in the air this month. After all, Valentine's Day is the perfect time to propose! To gather inspiration, read through our posts, Creative Proposal Ideas for Valentine's Day and 5 More Creative Proposal Ideas for Valentine's Day. Then pick out the perfect engagement ring. Save big by choosing a trio ring set, which includes the three matching rings you need for your wedding: a ladies' engagement ring, a ladies' wedding band, and a men's wedding band.
You'll find rings to suit every style and price range. Here are three examples:
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The elegant curves of this trio ring set make a lasting impression. The wavy ridges are sleek and polished, complementing the sparkle of the diamonds with the shine of white gold. The ladies' engagement ring is set with seven round diamonds in a beautiful flower. This floral design, offset by the flowing lines that suggest ocean waves, gives these rings a touch of the natural world. See 360 views of each ring by watching the videos on the product page.
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The warm hue of the 14K yellow gold against the sparkling diamonds in this trio ring set create a big impact. This set contains a total of 24 princess cut natural, conflict-free diamonds. The ladies' engagement ring has a classic solitaire setting, and the design of the three rings are united by a unique cross design on either side of the channel settings.
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How to Plan A Stress-Free Valentine’s Day Proposal
Whew. You made it through the whirlwind of the holidays, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, and now you are in need of a little rest and relaxation as you get a fresh start to the year. If you are thinking about proposing to that special someone in your life on Valentine’s Day next month, now is the time to start making preparations, but this process doesn’t have to be stressful. Relax, and enjoy planning an unforgettable and romantic Valentine’s Day proposal!
1. Find the right engagement ring.
This is the step that often throws grooms-to-be into an unnecessary panic. Start by thinking back to conversations you and your girlfriend have had about marriage or your friends getting engaged. Did she make admiring comments about her best friend’s diamond engagement ring or drop any subtle hints about her opinions on white gold vs. yellow gold or a solitaire vs. a cluster ring setting? If you are drawing a blank, consult her close friends and family members for some insider info and take her personal style into account. Ask yourself if you can see her wearing a ring that is understated and elegant or a ring that is more glamorous and bold. Find out her ring size on the sly, and breathe a sigh of relief.
2. Order online.
Save money without sacrificing quality by ordering the perfect diamond engagement ring for your fiancee from an online vendor. My Trio Rings is able to offer beautiful, high-quality wedding jewelry at affordable prices because of lower overhead costs and other expenses than brick-and-mortar stores. Browse different styles on the My Trio Rings website at your leisure, without the high-pressure sales pitches or time constraints. Print out your top contenders and run them by your girlfriend’s sister, mother or best friend to get a reliable second opinion. When you’re ready, place your order online or ask for help from one of our customer service representatives (available via live chat, email or phone).
3. Pop the question (and the bubbly!).
Plan a Valentine’s Day proposal that is just right for you and your girlfriend. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive to be meaningful and memorable. Consider what you like to do together, what your happiest memories are as a couple and what would be most special for her. For example, if you love exploring the outdoors together and she shies away from the limelight, plan a Valentine’s Day hike and picnic lunch to a beautiful spot and ask her to marry you with an audience of only the birds and squirrels. If she loves to share important moments with the people who are important to her, plan a romantic dinner for two... that turns into a surprise engagement party with your friends and family after you propose. Check out some more ideas for how to propose on Valentine’s Day.
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Creative Proposal Ideas for Valentine's Day
This Valentine's Day, don't think roses -- think rings! There is still time to buy a diamond cluster engagement ring if you want to propose this year on Valentine's Day. Whether you decide to buy a single engagement ring or a trio wedding ring set that includes an engagement ring, start coming up with your creative proposal ideas now. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
5 Creative Proposal Ideas
1. Buy a dozen roses for your girlfriend. Tie the roses with a ribbon, and slip a diamond cluster engagement ring onto the ribbon as you tie the bow. When she takes the flowers from you, she should brush the ring with her fingers.
2. Turn a casual coffee date into something more by hiding a diamond cluster engagement ring on the saucer under the cup when you carry her coffee from the counter to the table. She will see the ring when she lifts the mug to take a sip. Consider getting the barista involved by requesting a heart-shaped swirl of steamed milk, whipped cream, or chocolate sauce.
3. Give her a book for Valentine's Day. Before you wrap her gift, cut some of the pages out, and tape the ring inside. When she opens the book to flip through politely, she will find the diamond cluster engagement ring hiding inside!
4. Create a treasure hunt with clues that will remind her of special memories that the two of you share. When she reads the final clue, follow her to where you have hidden the engagement ring, and get down on one knee to propose to her.
5. Arrange a night of dinner and dancing. Request a special song from the DJ. When the love song that you requested is played, take her left hand and slip a diamond cluster engagement ring onto her ring finger while the two of you are dancing.
What are your creative proposal ideas?
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