How to Celebrate Valentine's Day as a Newlywed Couple on a Budget

Valentine's Day is often seen as a Hallmark holiday. It’s typically an occasion to shower your partner with a gift, a bouquet of roses, or take them to a fancy restaurant.

If you’re a newlywed, you might feel obligated to do something out of the box or maybe you want to skip the festivities to focus your finances for other future plans but still be romantic.

Whatever the case may be, Clark County Credit Union has a few ideas that are budget friendly without sacrificing the essence of Valentine’s Day.

Get cozy and watch your wedding video

Take this opportunity to reminisce about your wedding day. Order in at your favorite local restaurant or take a sip of wine while both of you look back on your favorite parts of the wedding.

Recreate your first date

There’s nothing more romantic than recreating your first date. This could be booking a dinner at the same restaurant or decorating your place with your favorite pictures from when you were still dating and cooking a meal together.

Host a couple’s Valentine’s Day party

Keeping it casual and inviting friends or family for a potluck is a good option too. If you want to take the potluck to the next level, you can plan Valentine’s themed recipes and play some board games for added fun.

Unplug and spend a day with each other

No matter what the plan is for Valentine’s Day, make sure to set your phone on Do Not Disturb or at least limit phone usage. Use this time to watch your favorite movie or write a couple’s bucket list and enjoy uninterrupted quality time.

On your first Valentine's Day as newlyweds, take the time to celebrate and focus on building a financially-focused life together. To help you get started, check out an article from Banzai about Financial To-Dos for Newlyweds.