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So today is Valentine’s Day! Some of you will be loving today, while for others it may be your worst nightmare! For a wedding blog that is all about love and romance I guess I should be revelling in all things pink, red and heart-shaped!
To be honest I’ll leave that to the other blogs for this year!
I was going to put a Valentine’s Day inspiration board together for you ……but I’ve done that before, then I thought of a collection of love inspired and romantic photos….but I’ve done that before. So instead I wanted to ask you what you really think of valentines and what your plans were to celebrate the day!
My personal views on Valentine’s Day have changed throughout my years.
At school it was horrible, will you get a card? Will the popular lad in your year that every girl fancies fancy you back? Or will you go home empty-handed for yet another year? This was then replaced by years of checking for mail for a secret card from a secret admirer…….still nothing!! Being single on Valentine’s Day really does suck! All those self-important couples parading their love around you and making your feel nauseas at their pure disregard for your feelings! For someone who was once called a cross between Bridget Jones and Phoebe from friends Valentine’s Day really was pretty pants!
I have spent a number of valentines days with old boyfriends (and old fiancés) continually feeling let down by the day…and by them!
But in love and generally in the first throws of courtship it can be one of the most amazing days of the year!
I remember the year I met my husband what an amazing valentine’s day (and to this date definitely the best) a day full of fancy hotels, dinner, passion, gifts and a huge ‘show’ of our affection for each other.
But as the years have gone on, when you are in a relationship Valentine’s Day gets less and less romantic (maybe I’m just talking about myself here??) and it becomes less important!
Personally for me know Valentine’s Day isn’t the day it was when I was that single Bridget Jones type character. I have found my love, my soul mate and I don’t need a day to tell me that I need to celebrate love….I celebrate love every day! Yes it’s lovely to make more of an effort on Valentine’s day to take some time out to spend with each other…………good old ‘quality time’ but as for sitting in a crowded, over priced restaurant amongst a load of other couples either pretending to be in love, or hoping to be in love by the end of the night, those days are over!
So there is no MASSIVE love week for me on the blog, because every week is love week, and every week should be love week if you are in any sort of relationship. Celebrate being a couple! Celebrate the fact that you don’t need Valentine’s Day to tell each of you that you are in Love.
And if you not in a relationship then celebrate that fact!…..as the late great Whitney Houston sang ‘Learning to love yourself can be the greatest love of all’
So what will I be doing today to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Well rather unromantically Nik and I have an appointment this afternoon with our fertility specialist at the hospital! So no doubt the result of that appointment will have some bearing on how romantic we feel afterwards! I have planned to take the afternoon and evening off from work anyway to spend some time together whatever the outcome, so hoping to cook a nice meal together open some fizz and maybe watch a film!
So what about you? What are your thoughts on Valentine’s Day? Do you love it or loath it? Do you have good memories about it or bad?
I’d also love to know what your pans are for the day, are you planning a big romantic celebration or something smaller like me?
Get involved and leave your thoughts below.