You may be getting married, but that doesn’t mean you stop dating! It’s the most wonderful time of the year to express just how thankful you are for your partner and treating yourselves to some fantastic date night ideas is a wonderful way to show how much you both care for one another.
We know how important it is to still enjoy some quality time with your sweetheart amidst the wedding planning, and sometimes, coming up with something to do is a lot harder than it should be! Lucky for you, we’ve got a sweet treat for you. We’ve compiled a list of a few AMAZING date night ideas for you and your partner that you’re going to love!
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Wedding Planning Date Ideas
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Since you got engaged, we can imagine you’ve been SO busy putting together your perfect wedding day. Maybe date nights haven’t been the number one priority, but don’t worry, brides! There are some super fun ways to take date night activities to the next level while planning your wedding. Besides, the wedding is a special day for both of you, and the more collaboration between yourself and your fiancé, the more you will both appreciate each other’s efforts when the special day comes.
Incorporating wedding planning into your date night ideas allows you to spend even more time with your partner and less time in a stressful panic mode as your wedding day approaches. It’s also a great way to budget for the rest of your date night plans.
Whether you’ve got six months or two years until your wedding, being mindful of the typical wedding timeline is always important to help you keep things organized and on schedule, even when you’re thinking of couple’s date night ideas. It’s always best to start sooner than later! For some wedding planning tips, check out these blog posts:
- How to Stay Stress Free While Wedding Planning
- The Ultimate Guide to Setting Your Wedding Budget
- Memorable Fall Wedding Ideas and How to Plan It
If you’re a couple who isn’t super focused on traditions, take our Style Quiz to find out your ideal wedding vision and see some gorgeous gowns that could be the one for you! Here are some of our favorite gowns to give you some inspo:
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- Watson by Sottero and Midgley
- Joanne by Rebecca Ingram
- Hattie by Rebecca Ingram
- Harlem by Maggie Sottero
- Valona by Sottero and Midgley
Winter Date Ideas
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When it comes to fun date night ideas, winter is the perfect time to let your creative juices flow and just have fun! We automatically think of all things winter wonderland:
- Romantic, atmospheric dinner
- Winter movies session
- Snow shoeing
- Holiday lights tour
- Gingerbread house competition
- Holiday dinner party
- Ice skating
- Crafts night
- Visiting a Christmas tree farm to choose your tree
Remember, fun date night ideas don’t have to be limited to the classic date night activities. Think outside the box and be creative! Start some DIY projects with your fiancé for your wedding — for some ideas, check out our blog post!
Spring Date Ideas
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Springtime is the perfect time to focus on your connection with your partner so it can flourish leading up to your wedding. Here are some date night ideas that come to mind:
- Look at spring flowers
- Go on a couple’s weekend trip
- Take a trip to a garden
- Tackle spring cleaning together
- Take a trip to the movies
- Mini golfing
- Baseball game
- Pack for a picnic in a local park
- Go for a walk in the park
- Visit museums
For the perfect spring wedding dress to go along with your date night ideas, take a look at some of our favorites in our blog post!
Summer Date Ideas
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What’s better than spending time in the sunshine with your honey? Summertime is the perfect season for date night activities that involve the great outdoors. Here are a few fun date night ideas to consider during the warmest months of the year:
- Go to an outdoor concert
- Summer sports games like baseball, soccer, basketball, etc.
- Visit the Farmers’ Market
- Picnic on the beach
- Spend a day at the park
- Go star gazing
- Go to a local outdoor art walk
- Visit amusement parks
- Spend a day at the beach or lake
- Participate in Fourth of July activities
- Go for a hike
If you’re thinking of having a summer wedding, be sure to read our blog post for some fun summer wedding ideas!
Autumn Date Ideas
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For many brides, fall is the best time of the year when it comes to couple’s date night ideas! The options for date night activities are endless during the autumn months because the weather’s cooling, the holidays are nearing, and it’s the perfect time of year to fall more in love with your partner. Here are just a few couple’s date night ideas to get you started:
- Visit a pumpkin patch and select pumpkins to carve or paint
- Look at the fall foliage
- Host a Halloween costume party
- Go to a haunted house
- Host a Friendsgiving event
- Go bar hopping in your area
- Host a game night with other couples, family, or friends
- Go out dancing
- Volunteer together in your community
Lastly, Autumn is the perfect time to celebrate your love story with an engagement party! Bring your closest friends and family together this time of year to commemorate the love you two share as you prepare for marriage. For some creative engagement party ideas, get some inspo from our blog post!
We hope you brides LOVE our date night ideas and that they’ve inspired you to start planning your next date night ASAP! For more from Maggie, be sure to follow our socials!
In the meantime, check out some more of our blogs to keep the creativity flowing as you prepare for your special day. Enjoy your fabulous future date nights and happy planning!