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5 Save the Date Trends from Minted

With your wedding quickly approaching, it’s time to give your guests a heads-up about your big day. Especially for summer weddings, save-the-dates are so important because of the popularity of the season. Here are 5 save-the-date trends from Minted. Modern Illustration Having a wedding in the heart of your favorite city?  This save-the-date incorporates cool […]
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Enjoy a Date Night “In”

Sure, the two of you could go paint the town tonight, but doesn’t staying in sound so much better?  Often easier on the budget, date nights spent in your own home also allow you to communicate better (and more comfortably–yoga pants, anyone?).  Here are a few date night ideas to inspire you to stay in […]
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5 Stress-Free Ways to Pick Your Wedding Date

Trying to decide on a wedding date can just be the absolute worst, can’t it?  With a whole blank calendar in front of you, the sheer availability of opportunity can make this process overwhelming. It’s tempting to just select a date smack in the middle of summer, but there can be so many other factors […]
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The Perfect Date Night Soundtrack

The Perfect Date Night Soundtrack

Engagement photo with a record player and choosing first dance songs

Sometimes, especially in the middle of all of the excitement of wedding planning, a quiet night at home is just what a couple needs to relax, re-charge and basically get in some quality time together. Whether your preferred agenda for a night in involves busting through your Netflix queue or a made-from-scratch meal (fancy cocktails optional for either itinerary), it’s highly likely that you’ll want a good date night soundtrack to set the scene — and the best part about this playlist is that each and every one of the tunes on it doubles as an awesome first dance song. After all, it’s our job to make your wedding planning adventure a piece of cake. Or pie. It’s your choice, but either way here are 20 of our top picks for your date night soundtrack.

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10 Great Date Night Movies

10 Great Date Night Movies

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Date nights “in” are supposed to be easy. Yoga pants. Cuddling. Snack foods.  And just when you think you have finally settled the biggest argument of the night concerning whether or not Twizzlers are better than Red Vines (and in fact, they are), you have to decide on a movie.  He refuses to watch The Notebook one more time, and you insist that The Expendables 3 is simply not romantic mood material.  We’ve got you covered. Here are 10 romantic movies for both of you to enjoy.

Grosse Pointe Blank

John Cusack seems to be the great equalizer of romantic comedies. He’s intelligent, funny, and not “too” good looking. This movie is funny and dark and sweet all at the same time. Cusack plays a hitman with a case of conscience returning to his hometown for a high school reunion. Minnie Driver plays his former teenage sweetheart.  Needless to say, hilarity and hijinks ensue.

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There are many Hitchcock movies that could be on this list. Notorious, though, is the famous director at his most romantic. Sparks fly between Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman in this classic film filled with suspense and international intrigue.

Desk Set

This film features one of Hollywood’s most legendary couples, both on screen and off, is Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. If you and your fella like your romance with a side of witty repartee , this is the movie for you. Tracy plays a technology expert and Hepburn is the research maven that is sure she’s soon to be replaced.  We love the way these two brilliant characters are so well-suited.

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Before Sunset

The second installment in this romantic trilogy by Richard Linklater, Before Sunset focuses on that age-old question, “What about the one who got away?”  Cerebral types will dig this type of love story–it is full of long takes with lots of dialogue and an abundance of natural charm.  If you haven’t seen the first movie, Before Sunrise, watch it first.

Lars and the Real Girl

Plenty of people didn’t give this movie a chance because of its premise: Ryan Gosling plays a man who orders a life-size doll and falls in love with her.  We get it. It sounds really crazy and maybe a little bit creepy, and possibly rife with blow up doll jokes (btw, no it is not).  But this film is actually very tender and sweet, centering around themes of acceptance, generosity, and community.  Don’t miss out.

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(500) Days of Summer

Never has a movie tagline been so accurate about the film it is advertising, “This is not a love story. This is a story about love.”  As the title suggests, this is not a happily ever after movie.  Starring Joesph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, the film follows a young relationship through its inevitable ups and downs. Full of moments that will make you smile, as well as elicit a few knowing sighs, it’s a keeper.

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Silver Linings Playbook

You simply can’t find a modern day couple with as much on-screen magic as Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. You just can’t.  And in this movie they are at their wacky, real, talented best.  They both play characters that have gone through a fair amount of personal tragedy and are trying to cope with the hand life has dealt them.  It might sound like a downer, but it really isn’t.  It’s wry and relatable and you’re a bit disappointed when it has to come to an end.

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Bear with us, because yes, we are insisting that a Pixar movie about a character that essentially is a trash compactor is one of the most romantic movies we’re ever seen.  Wall-E is lovely and optimistic and a true romantic, finding the magic in everyday trash that clutters his path.  When he meets Eve, fireworks!  And the fact that he and Eve get to save the day? Well, that’s just the cherry on top.

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The Princess Bride

Of course, you’ve already seen this movie. Because you are a human being and you live in the world.   But it’s definitely an epic romance that is worth a second (or 80th) viewing. This film has something for everyone with its humor, action, and fairy-tale story.  And Inigo Montoya. Always him.

The Last of the Mohicans

Maybe you two are a bit old fashioned. You like your romance with a sweeping score, bold statements (“You stay alive, no matter what occurs!”), and plenty of 18th century violence.  Is it a little over-the-top? Yup.  But so is the marshmallow fluff popcorn you’ve been obsessing over for the last hour. Sometimes over-the-top is just what you need.

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7 Unique Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

7 Unique Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day


This year, thankfully, February 14th falls on a Saturday.  A holiday celebrating romance should just never fall on a week day. Ever.  Because “No more wine for me, honey. I have to get up early,” is a total bummer.  So, it’s terrific that this Valentine’s is on a weekend, leaving plenty of time for special dates and sweet nothings.

Dine Unconventionally

Anyone can make cocktails and steak dinners romantic, but what about blueberry pancakes?  Use the fact you have all day to dine out at places and times that the usual Valentine’s Day crowd may not.  Try that new brunch place down the street that has been getting all the raves, or even the food truck you used to meet at for lunch while you were dating.

Retro Kitsch

That disco roller rink is calling your name. Sip on blue raspberry Slush Puppies and soak up all of the cheesy fun.  Travel to that old drive-in theater several towns over and cuddle up with sodas and popcorn.  Or go the local drugstore that still has that gorgeous antique soda fountain. And yes, a shared straw in that chocolate malt is a must.

Outdoor Excursion

If the weather is decent (and this time of year, this is probably only true for half of us), spend some time outdoors. Wake up early and go for a short hike. If you are near the mountains, there’s no time like the present to strap on your skis or grab the sled.  Even if all the two of you do is window shop, fresh air is always a nice way to start the day.

Road Trip

You have the whole weekend, so jump in the car and head somewhere you’ve always wanted to take the time to see.  Just make sure that if you will be staying overnight, that you make a reservation first. Valentine’s Day is always a notoriously busy holiday for romantic bed and breakfasts and luxury hotels.

Be Tourists in Your Own City

It seems like we miss so much in our own cities until guests come to visit. Don’t wait–try out some of these fun activities now. In Seattle? Take a spin on the relatively new Great Wheel.  Washington D.C.? You haven’t visited the Smithsonian since that high school field trip.  Las Vegas? Break your strict “No Vegas Strip” policy and take a gondola ride at The Venetian. Find an activity you will both enjoy and don’t forget to Instagram all of the silliness along the way.

Scratch Something Off Your Bucket List

Sit down with your respective bucket lists (and if you don’t have one, why not start now?) and pick one thing you can check off together. From singing Streisand at a karaoke bar to jumping out of an airplane (yikes!), these fear conquering moments will be memorable and relationship-building.

Take a Class

Has your honey always wanted to learn how to brew his own beer? Would you love to be able to tango?  Search for classes that interest you in your area and arrange to take both over the course of the weekend. Learning about each other’s interests will be interesting–and who knows–you might even find a new hobby along the way.

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