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Take a Break From Wedding Planning to Date Your Mate

May is "Date Your Mate Month." Sometimes, when you're busy planning a wedding you can get so caught up in creating the perfect day to marry your true love, you forget to show each other the affection that got you there in the first place. 

We realize there are a lot of details to take care of when you're planning the wedding of your dreams. It will be a lot less stressful and a lot more fun if you take a break once in a while and spend some quality time with your soon-to-be spouse just enjoying each other's company. has 10 fun ideas about how you can make that happen. 

Have Breakfast in Bed

This requires a bit of stealth and early rising if you want to surprise them, but it doesn't have to be a surprise. Plan ahead so that breakfast is ready when you wake up. (Muffins, fresh fruit, and coffee require little to no preparation.) Tray it up and hop back in bed to enjoy it together. 

Acacia Tray with Metal Handles

Dinner Date

If you don't consider yourself "morning people" you might be better off getting dressed up and making reservations at your favorite restaurant for dinner. Of course, it doesn't have to be fancy. Even a night out for fast food gives you some quality alone time together and neither of you has to cook. 

Pack a Picnic

Another great date night idea involving more food is to pack a picnic together. Right now the weather is wonderful just about everywhere for getting outdoors. Even if you're reading this blog mid-winter, you can still throw a blanket on the floor in your living room and picnic indoors. 

Romantic Picnic Cooler Set

Get Cooking 

Okay, last food date idea, we promise! Find a cooking class to take together. It's a great "team-building" evening out, you learn a new skill to take into married life together, and you get a delicious meal when you're all done. It doesn't even have to be a cooking class. Find something you are both interested in learning, like dancing or painting for example, and take a class on that instead. 

Dance the Night Away

Shakespeare said "If music be the food of love, play on..." Put on your dancing shoes and find a live band or club in your area so the two of you can dance the night away. It can be great practice for the wedding reception. If you aren't fond of dancing, find a concert to attend instead. 

Get Sporty

For the active couple, grab a ball (football, basketball, tennis ball, golf ball...) and get ready for a little healthy competition. If you prefer to watch rather than play, cheer on your favorite team together instead.

Host Game Night

Maybe you prefer your competition in board game or video game form. Make one of your date nights a game night and see who racks up the best score. Invite a few friends over to join in the fun and you can both team up and work together to win.

Floral Building Block Wedding Guestbook

Take in a Movie

A dark, quiet theater forces you to stop thinking about wedding planning for a couple of hours and focus on the story being told. Afterward, you can go out for a drink or dessert and talk about the movie. Movie night works just as well if you choose to watch from your couch too, plus you get to be alone together. 

Binge Watch a New Show

If you can spare more than a couple of hours, pick a show to spend the entire afternoon or evening binge-watching. Stock up on snacks, get cozy, and get ready to immerse yourselves in another world. 

Lock Those Lips

Even when there's no time for a whole date, this fun and quick activity is great for bringing you both together. Try the "15-second kiss." Set a timer and kiss each other for 15 straight seconds. It sounds like a short time, but during a kiss, 15 seconds seems to stretch on for quite a long time. You are sure to enjoy this experiment, and if you are up to it, see how much longer you can go past 15 seconds. Beware, kissing is a gateway drug to much more fun stuff. 

Once you've reminded yourselves how amazing you both are and why you decided to get married in the first place, you can get back to the wedding planning. Browsing our online wedding store together is one more activity that can include the both of you.

An added bonus to shopping at is the fact that you can find just about everything you need for the wedding, all in one place, and we deliver it right to your door. (In most cases, shipping is absolutely free!) All the time you save by getting everything at once leaves you extra time for more date nights! Win-Win!  


~ The Team
Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant

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