10 Alternative Valentine’s Date Ideas For Every Kind of Couple

The month of love is here and it’s about time you planned something special for you and your partner. If a dinner date is something you’ve already done countless times, you need not get stuck with this for this year. You can always try something new or something different. In fact, it will make perfect sense to do an activity you love together aside from eating out. Need a little help finding ideas? Here’s a quick guide we just made for you!

(1) For the movie junkies.

How about doing a movie marathon at home? Order in and prepare a line-up of movies you both absolutely love. For example, if you’re fans of Lord of The Rings, how about watching the uncut version of the trilogy on Valentine’s Day! Or, if you’re into K-drama, binge watch all 16 episodes of that one drama you both really liked.

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(2) For the fit couple.

If you both love working out, how about having a fitness date in V Day? You can take a class together or search for workouts that are especially made for couples and are more challenging when done as a pair. An example would be a timed circuit where you do one movement while your couples does another, then when the time is up your switch.

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(3) For the bookworms.

If you and your couple love reading books, did you ever consider listening to an audiobook together? Cuddle together at home while listening or even maybe drive out to your favorite park or beach and listen ion the road and at your destination.

(4) For the adventurous pair.

Does a Valentine’s Day hike sound enticing to you? If you answered “yes”, then you’re that an adventurous couple who will love the idea of setting out early for a scenic hike–there are many in Hong Kong–to celebrate your love! Celebrate your love atop a mountain with the best view in town.

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(5) For those who love laughs.

Keeping it light and fun on Valentine’s Day is a very good option for couples who love a good laugh. Instead of a fancy dinner, book a comedy show instead and spend the day laughing all the away.

(6) For couples who need to relax.

If Valentine’s Day falls on a weekday and a busy work week at that, then a spa date is an ideal choice if you’re a busy couple who wants to relax and wind down. Top it off with some champagne at home and your favorite mellow music.

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(7) For art lovers.

Did a painting class ever cross your mind as a Valentine’s Day activity? You don’t need to be an artist and you don’t need to come out of an art class with a masterpiece either. If you love art and making art, then book a class and enjoy the process of creating with your parter!

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(8) For partners who love to cook.

Of course, you can always make your very own Valentine’s Day dinner at home. Save on cost and skip the traffic by planning a simple dinner that you can both prepare at home.

(9) For lovers who want some peace and quiet.

Looking for a place that is unique and most probably quiet and not crowded? Visit a museum or an art gallery to enjoy peace and quiet in the midst of amazing art and culture. We’re pretty sure not a lot of people will have this on their list for V Day.

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(10) For the duo that loves to sing.

Karaoke night will always be a good idea! If you and your other half love to to sing go ahead and spend your day belting it out to all your favorite tunes, whether at home or at a private venue.

Which one of these alternative date ideas will you go for this year?

 

An Indoor Shoot at Silly Zone Studio Featuring Black and White Gowns

Sometimes it’s worth it to go for the unconventional. In this case, this couple proved that you can rock a black gown at an engagement shoot. It may not be the norm or the first choice of color, but black does have its own unique charm to it–it’s elegant and classy! Kary and her partner chose two looks for their shoot at Silly Zone Studio, one with her in a white gown and the other in a black one from White Rose Bridal HK. Browsing through their photos by Here & Now Gallery left us inspired by the darling couple’s effortless style and genuine love. See it for yourself by going through the rest of the photos below!

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A Fairy Tale Wedding at Selby Abbey and Carlton Towers in the UK

Some weddings are just filled with endless enchantment. A perfect example of this is Pinki and Chris’s wedding day which took place at Selby Abbey and Carlton Towers in the UK. If you’ve been wondering what a real life fairy tale wedding could be like, this celebration looks just like one. Aside from the carriage that the couple rode in, the classic English countryside and luxurious venue interiors made this union feel like it jumped out of a story book! We especially love the majestic church hall and the banquet’s elaborate table setup. The rest of the wedding details, like the couple’s attires and the floral decorations, completed the day’s grandeur. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-king wedding! Scroll through the rest of Patrick Photography‘s snaps below.

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7 Fun Bridal Shower Games For The Bachelorette Party

Planning a bridal shower for your bestie bride? The key to an enjoyable bridal shower lies in the experience, and that includes the kinds of games you will be playing with the girls. If you have yet to decide on the bridal shower games for your upcoming bridal shower, you’ve come to the right place. Here are fun games you can definitely add to the programme!

(1) Classic Taboo with a Bridal Twist

If you know the game taboo, then you’re aware that this game requires team members to guess certain words. For the bridal shower however, it makes perfect sense to keep all the words to be guessed in theme! Prepare a list of wedding-related words or even words related to the bride and groom and their relationship and use these for the game. Don’t forget to include a list of restricted words as well so that the person describing the word to be guessed knows which words to avoid.

How it works: Split the girls into two teams, A and B. Team A goes first and has to pick someone who will be describing the words that the rest of the team members need to guess. She must not use any of the restricted words. The team has one minute and can guess as many words within that minute. After the minute is up, it’s Team B’s turn. The team that guesses the most number of words wins.

(2) Couple Trivia

This is a really simple games that just involves answering trivia or questions about the couple. Sounds boring? Here’s how you can take it up a level: include interesting, funny, and unusual trivia. For example, you can ask questions like, who had a crush on the other first, what was the bride and groom’s first impression of the other, what was the most embarrassing moment while dating, and so on. You can offer multiple choice answers for the game. This is a great way for everyone to learn more about the groom and the couple’s relationship. You’ll just need to prepare for this game by interviewing the couple beforehand.

How it works: Split the bride tribe into groups of 2-3–smaller groups are better–or have them answer individually on a sheet of paper. The team or person who gets the most number of correct answers wins!

(3) Best Wedding Dress Design

The original game makes use of tissue paper rolls to design a wedding dress. But since this is not a very environment-friendly option, let’s go for a simpler version that is also kinder on the environment. This game will bring out the bridesmaids’ creativity!

How it works: Print out copies of woman’s figure of pieces of paper. Distribute this to the bridesmaids and have them design and draw the wedding gown that they think best suits the bride-to-be. The bride-to-be should not be able to see the bridesmaids’ drawings. Once everyone is done. The bride-to-be take a look at the drawings and choose her favorite. The chosen design wins! In addition, the bride can also try to guess who drew each dress.

(4) Charades or Pictionary Wedding Movies Edition 

We all know and love the classic games Charades and Pictionary. For the bridal shower, go for wedding themed movies to align with the event of the day. There are many movies you can use!

How it works: For Charades, group the girls into two groups. Each group must choose a representative that will be the actor for each round which lasts a minute. The teams will take turns during each round and the chosen actor from each team will pick wedding movie titles from a list and act them out. The rest of the team members have to try to guess as many movies during each round. The team with the most number of correct guesses wins! For Pictionary, follow the same flow but instead of having to act out the movie titles, the team representative has to draw it.

(5) Wedding Words Scramble

This game is simple, it’s all about teamwork to try to find out what word can be formed with jumbled up letters. You can go for wedding-related words or even words or phrases that are about the bride-to-be and the couple. For this game, you’ll need to prepare the words and phrases and cut them out into letters and place them in small envelopes.

How it works: Divide the bride tribe once again into 2 teams. Each team will be given the same words or phrases that need to be solved at the same time. The team that solves the word or phrase first gets a point and the team with the most number of points wins!

(6) Cold Feet

If your gal pals are okay to get their feet a little wet, this game is fun and will be a true test of will power and determination! It involves cold feet, literally, and skills in pulling up rings from icy water.

How it works: Fill one large tub with water and a lot of ice then drop in several rings inside it. Let the bridesmaids take turns pulling up rings from the tub using their feet. Each girl has 30 seconds each to try pulling up as many rings as they can. The bridesmaid with the most number of rings out of the water wins!

(7) Pin the Veil on the Bride

Are you familiar with the game called, Pin the Tail on the Donkey? This game is a variation of that one. Instead of pinning the tail on the donkey, participants need to pin the veil on the bride. There are actually many ways to adopt this game for a bridal shower. If you want to do something on the naughty side, you can also use a photo of the bride’s celebrity crush and have the girls try to kiss the photo on the lips! For now, let’s go with the wholesome version but in the real party, I’ll leave you to decide which final version of the game to adopt.

How it works: Prepare a large poster with a picture of the bride. Each bridesmaid will take turns trying to pin the veil on the right position of the photo while blindfolded. Don’t forget to spin the participant 3 times before walking towards the picture!

There you have it! Seven fun games that you and the rest of the girls can enjoy with your bride-to-be before she becomes a Mrs.

A Hong Kong Pre-wedding Photo Session Featuring Precious Relationship Moments

Jenny and Harry now live in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and are preparing for their Big Day in  2024. But prior to this, they actually shared a long-distance relationship for a while since Harry is originally from Hong Kong, where all his family resides, too. Together with their photographer Michelle Kwok, Jenny and Harry captured their journey together by shooting at locations that reflect the precious parts of their relationship. The airport is a memorable scene for the two, since they would always greet each other at the airport during the time they were in a long-distance relationship. They also shot at The House to capture the joyous intricacies of living in together. Lastly, Jenny and Harry decided to include pre-wedding photos that feature the Hong Kong skyline since Hong Kong still takes up a big space in their hearts. Seeing all of Jenny and Harry’s photos, we get a glimpse into the joy and love that has brought these two together. Come and

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