February is almost here! One whole month down, the holidays have come and gone and time is slowing down a bit. That's a great thing! You might still be grinning from ear to ear thinking about that special proposal and all the details of that day. You can still enjoy those feelings during the month of February! I'm going to share with you some activities you can do with your new fiancé (you know, get some quality time together), as well as with your family, family-to-be and your fabulous bridal party to celebrate your love and your engagement! You can use the activities and the time to talk about what your marriage, as well as your wedding day, will be like.
The activities are suggestions that will allow you to spend time together, do something new, learn something, spend time with your family (friends included) and just have fun. I have collaborated with some awesome businesses to share their special events for this month. Please be mindful that some activities have availability on specific dates (see the * next to the titles below). Feel free to do the activities in the order that works for you or add a new activity to this list. You can also share this post with your couple friends (dating, engaged or married)! Be sure to comment with your favorite activity from this list or share what you did to celebrate LOVE in the month of February!
Happy 28 Days of Love!
All the best,
Grace and Virtue Events, LLC
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FEBRUARY 1: PRIVATE DINNER*
Would you like to have a private dinner with your fiancé to celebrate your love? Or your new engagement? Do you want a romantic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? The Culinaire Club can assist you! They will provide a delicious chef prepared 3 course meal. You can schedule your private dinner event with a personal server and beautiful table set up for you and your fiancé. Private dinner slots available Feb 1-14.
FEBRUARY 2: MOVIE NIGHT
Can anyone ever go wrong with a good Movie Night? It could be your favorite movie, a Valentine’s Day movie or a new movie you’ve been meaning to watch with your fiancé or family and Bridal Party.
FEBRUARY 3: SUPER BOWL
Super Bowl 2019 - Watch the Patriots vs Rams together as a couple or have a party. Enjoy your favorite snacks while you watch the game and those new commercials. Who do you want to win? Which commercial will be your favorite? Are you ready for the Halftime Performance?
FEBRUARY 4: ENGAGEMENT PHOTO SESSION
Would you like to schedule a photo session? Have you scheduled your engagement session yet? Not to worry, Ashleigh has some things for you to keep in mind to SLAY your photo session! Check out the Engagement Session Cheat Sheet by Ashleigh Bing Photography (sign up for the engagement session cheat sheet in the pop-up).
FEBRUARY 5: MASSAGE THERAPY*
Do you need a little relaxation during the wedding planning process? Not to worry, Nykol at Tenderly 4 You has the perfect Valentine's Day Massage Therapy Packages and Specials for you. You can do a couples massage, spend spa time with your mother, sisters and in-laws or do a spa day with your bridesmaids.
FEBRUARY 6: THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES QUIZ
Have you taken The 5 Love Languages Quiz? It is such a good way to learn more about how you and your partner communicate. I love how it describes each language and how we interact with each other using our love language.
FEBRUARY 7: TOP 10 LOVE SONGS LIST
What’s your favorite love song? Do you play it on repeat constantly? Is it on your top 10 music list? You don’t have a top 10 music list yet? Here’s your chance for both of you to make one. You definitely want to be ready to list some songs that your DJ MUST play at your wedding reception. See how many songs you two have in common. By the end of this you might have 20 songs on deck. Ready? Set? Play that song!
FEBRUARY 8: KARAOKE NIGHT
Friday Night Karaoke! Get those vocal cords warmed up. Why not practice belting out a few of the songs from your top 10 songs list you just made?! Sing solo, in a duet or a group. Just let loose!
FEBRUARY 9: COMEDY SHOW*
People say that “Laughter is the best medicine” so why not take care of yourself of go where the professionals are to laugh. Ready to laugh? Head on over to the DC Improv. Check out their schedule of talented comedians.
FEBRUARY 10: WILLS, TRUST & ESTATE PLANNING*
How prepared are you for your future as a couple? Some people are not comfortable talking about the future. Understandable. But it is important to begin having these discussions. Join Angela Taylor, Esq. at her Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning 101 Seminar to learn key estate planning topics to prepare for your future.
FEBRUARY 11: MONEY TALK
Do you and your fiancé speak the same language when it comes to money? Do either of you have debt? Do you have any savings? Are you not sure where to start when it comes to money? Don’t worry, Tai and Talaat have great advice and videos on their website, His and Her Money. Talking about money is extremely important. It is definitely a big factor when considering the budget for your wedding. Talk about money!
FEBRUARY 12: MISSION STATEMENT
What kind of life do you and your fiancé want to live? How would you describe your relationship? What drives your relationship? Set some time aside for you both to discuss this then create a mission statement for your relationship. Think about how you want to live through your entire life together. Think beyond your wedding day.
FEBRUARY 13: TIME TO MEDITATE
Spend some time meditating with your partner. Some benefits from meditating together include relaxation, increased connection/bonding, increased intimacy and overall health. It might be a bit challenging at first, but you should definitely try it more than once. Do what works for you and your fiancé. You can use guided audio meditations, meditation videos or other practices.
FEBRUARY 14: VALUED ITEMS (HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!)
In the past for Valentine’s Day, you have given each other gifts including flowers, candy, clothing, you have gone to dinner, you decided to not do anything at all and the list could probably go on. You both have gone through the highs and lows of Valentine’s Day right? Do you want to do something different for Valentine’s Day this year? Gather your 3 most valued items that you own, then sit down with your partner and your favorite beverage or meal and reveal the items and the reason or story of their value to you. Why is it valuable or sentimental? Take turns sharing. I bet you haven’t done that before!
FEBRUARY 15: GAME NIGHT
Get the cards, boards or your phone out…..It’s Game Night? What’s your favorite game? Don’t have one, not to worry. You have tons of options….just the 2 of you, couples only game night (invite the couples in your life), Battle of the Sexes, ladies/gents only games, and more. You could definitely get a list of couples games and group games to play from Pinterest. Or join a local game night in your area through MeetUp or Eventbrite. There are tons of games you can get from the Android or Apple stores. Just have fun! And remember, It’s Just A Game!
FEBRUARY 16: SKI ROAD TRIP
Road Trip!!!! Everyone loves a weekend getaway! A couples getaway is even more fun. Make it a group thing, a great activity for your Bridal Party or just the two of you and go skiing. Take a drive to one of the ski resorts closest to you. If you haven’t gone skiing before, it’s all good, there are instructors and classes available for first time skiers. Still skeptical? Try snow tubing. You just might enjoy the thrill. Afterwards you can always enjoy a warm beverage and laugh at how many times you, your fiancé or your friends might have fallen. Don’t forget all the epic pics you can take on your way to the top as you ride the ski lift.
FEBRUARY 17: SUNDAY BRUNCH*
Have you been to any restaurants that offer Sunday Brunch? Now is your chance. Enjoy an assortment of breakfast and lunch options and bottomless Mimosas! Mrs. K's Restaurant and Cellar is a great place to start! Their restaurant is a great option for any day of the week. You can also get a head start on determining if they are your choice for a venue or caterer for your wedding. They also have a special Valentine's Day Menu on February 14th only.
FEBRUARY 18: JUST RELAX
Most people have today off due to President’s Day. Why not spend the day resting and lounging together? Enjoy a nice breakfast in bed. You deserve it! This is the perfect reason to eat in bed, feed each other chocolate covered strawberries and wear pajamas all day. Right?!
FEBRUARY 19: PROJECT TIME
Do you have a project in mind that you have been wanting to complete for quite some time at your home? Now’s the time! Spend some time completing a project with your fiancé. Together you can organize and clean a room/space in your home, change up the decor (bedding, curtains, pillows, etc.) in your bedroom, or complete any other task on your list. Don’t forget to donate all the items you no longer use.
FEBRUARY 20: FAVORITE MEMORIES IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP
How long have you been in your relationship? I bet you have tons of stories and memories with your fiancé. Some are funny, others are sweet and romantic or there are even a few tear jerkers. Create a list of your top 5 favorite memories from your relationship with your fiancé. Take turns sharing memories and the details with each other. You could even include reasons why you love each other. Sometimes we need these reminders to refresh our relationships.
FEBRUARY 21: PDA TIME
Some people are very uncomfortable with PDA (Public Displays of Affection) and others go wild. Discuss the level of PDA that you and your fiancé are comfortable with and do it in a public place of your choice. Maybe your favorite restaurant, while you are out for a walk or wherever. Be you, be together, show you are in love and do it in public! Give your partner a significant amount of PDA they deserve. Try your best to test your limits a little if you are a bit hesitant. Have fun!
FEBRUARY 22: BURNING WITH LOVE: YOGA/DANCE EVENT*
Do you enjoy working out? Have you worked out with your fiancé? Have you worked out in a National Historic Landmark? Check out Daybreaker DC's 1 hour of Yoga and 2-hour Dance Experience Burning With Love held at the Renwick Gallery. Yes, that is 3 hours of fitness fun, dancing, live music performances and some special surprises!
FEBRUARY 23: DANCE FEVER
Can’t wait until your reception to dance the night away? You don’t have to. You can go to a dance class or studio and dance dance dance. Or look up a professional dance studio or choreographer near you to start to choreograph your First Dance as a couple, Parent Dances or Bridal Party Group dances. You never know, your dance could be in the next compilation of surprise wedding dance videos like this one by DS2DIO.
FEBRUARY 24: FACIALS AND MORE*
Self-care is so important and another great way to do a little self-care is with a facial or bubble bath. There are benefits for both men and women to get facials, but if your guy is just not that into it, no worries, schedule some facial time with your bridesmaids, your mother, sisters or in-laws. There are quite a few products available that you can use at home too! You can also use oils and butters on your your body. Check out the natural and chemical-free products as well as the Valentine's Day Romance or Good Girl Friends Boxes from Precious Essentials. Or you and your Maid of Honor can check out the makeup makeovers at Makeup Artist Pro Group.
FEBRUARY 25: WRITE A LOVE POEM
Have you ever written a poem for your partner? Not yet? Perfect timing! Now is a great time to write a poem for each other. Take turns sharing your poems. You can include the reasons why you love them or how they make you feel. This would also be great practice for when you start to write your vows for your wedding day.
FEBRUARY 26: I TRUST YOU
We often need to remind our partners that we trust them with our feelings and emotions. They are the ones that understand us best right? Since they might only be able to guesstimate how we feel, it is a great idea to share your feelings with your partner daily. Spend some time together and share your joys and fears about yourself, your relationship or your future together. It might be scary, but who better to share your joys and fears with than the love of your life!
FEBRUARY 27: ART NIGHT*
Today, let’s get creative! Show each other your artsy side. There are tons of options for you to consider and you don’t have to be an artist or expert. Canvas or glass painting classes that are led by instructors are really popular right now. You can do it as a couple or as a group. Don’t forget to display that beautiful work of art you created! Check out the Valentine's Day Paint & Sip at ArtJamz on Feb 14 in DC! Get your tickets Here!
FEBRUARY 28: DATE NIGHT LIST
This 28 days of love blog has come to it’s last day, but your love is growing ever so beautifully! Today, take this time to create a list (hopefully longer) of activities you would like to do as a couple for the next month or even the next year! Make time for each other. But don’t forget to include your family and bridal party on some of the activities!! Check out the Alphabet Dating List from the Endless Bliss Blog for some more ideas. How many have you done from this list? Can you think of a new activities to add?
Thank you to the following businesses that have collaborated with me and that will be celebrating Love in February!
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