• Louise Remedios

GETTING MARRIED ON VALENTINE’S DAY? HERE ARE 6 WAYS TO MAKE IT NON-CHEESY

Updated: Feb 12

It’s easy to go overboard with the hearts and flowers if your destination wedding in Goa is on Valentine’s Day. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can keep things romantic and tasteful while avoiding in-your-face sickly sweet décor. Here are a few ideas!

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NEON SIGNS

Neon signs can be edgy and fun. Heart-shaped signs symbolise both Valentine’s Day and your love, but you don’t have to have them in red. Try blue, purple, orange, or other shades that match the theme colours of your destination wedding in Goa. You could also customise the neon signs with wordplay including one or both of your names.

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CUSTOMISED SNEAKERS

A long night of dancing can mean aching feet if you’re in your heels all the time. Kick-off those stilettos and switch to fun sneakers that are both comfortable and edgy. Give them Valentine’s Day twist with a customised heart design - stitched onto canvas sneakers or painted onto other types of shoes.


GUEST BOOK GUIDANCE

Keep your guests involved in the fun without the special Valentine’s setup overwhelming them. Encourage them to write you notes of advice on wooden hearts that you can save inside a sleek wooden box. Make it specific by requesting ideas on how to keep the romance alive over the years, a keepsake that will have you smiling for the rest of your married life.

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EXCHANGE VALENTINE’S CARDS

Write a sweet - or funny - message to your Valentine on this special day. As part of your wedding planning in Goa, look for cards that will make your spouse-to-be laugh out loud before you say your vows to each other. Find cards that fit your style, and with the best wedding photographers in Goa around, you’ll be sure to have that special moment captured for all time.


ACCESSORIES THAT POP

You really don’t need over-the-top pink or red roses for your bridal bouquet with a heart-shaped neckline for your lehenga choli. Go with low-key shades like blush or off-white for your outfit and use accessories that stand out and bring Valentine’s Day into focus. Try large red heart earrings for a stand-out contrast, a bright red or pink clutch with gold hearts, or heart-shaped diamond earrings if you prefer something a little less flashy.

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DETAILS MATTER

There’s no need to be obvious with destination weddings in Goa celebrated on Valentine’s Day. Instead, bring out the romance through the details. Hide subtle hints in the decor, food, and favours. Try Cupid’s bow and arrow in a frame or prop or XOXO balloons at your photo booth. Fold napkins into the shape of a heart at a sit-down dinner. Opt for customised glasses with the word ‘love’ and your names. Hand out gifts such as bottle openers or lip balm to your bride or groom squad with hearts or personal touches. Or have a treat table filled with heart-shaped macaroons or cookies.


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