It’s no secret that each new stage of your relationship brings new experiences, new levels of love, and changes in yourself and your partner. Mostly these new things are exciting and fun. Sometimes they are challenges that can be overcome together and can bring you closer together. The goal in finding the one to marry is being able to change and adapt with your partner, work together through the hard times, enjoy the good times, and ultimately find someone who you want to grow with! “Through good times and bad, for Richer or Poorer” right?!
Being Engaged is probably one of the best stages of a relationship. It holds so much anticipation, excitement, and growth! Planning the wedding together is not always easy. There are definitely some difficult conversations that need to be had in order to bring two families together in celebration! So to balance those “tough” conversations, you need to go on some epically amazing dates that will allow you to connect on a deeper level! This will help you to balance the good times and bad, and will help to teach your relationship that balance is the key to making everything work! Work some (on the wedding), and Play some too! So here are my top 5 date ideas for Engaged couples in San Diego!
5. Museum Hopping!
We have some seriously amazing Museums in San Diego. Not just in Balboa either! Take a day, and go to 2 or 3 different museums. Checking out new exhibits and learning new things together will help you to connect past wedding details. Plus, who doesn’t love staring at a painting sideways next to their sweetheart! I think that’s happened in a movie or two!
4. Take your time at your catering tastings
Do you feel like you don’t have any time to waste when it comes to wedding planning! I feel you! Schedule a tasting with a perspective caterer, and enjoy the fact that you pretty much have a chef cooking just for the two of you! Don’t invite your sister, friend, or planner to this one! Just you and your honey eating great food and making decisions! Take the long way walking back to your car, to discuss what you just experienced. What you liked and didn’t like!
3. Get on the water
My husband and I have done this before, and it is SO much fun!!! San Diego Speed Boat Adventures is a great company that allows you to drive your own speed boat around San Diego Bay and Harbor as part of a tour. You’ll learn things about the city, no matter if your a native or transplant. Plus you get to drive a freaking speed boat! The usually have a groupon or living social deal you can find that will make it a little more “everyday affordable” but even full price from their website, it’s so worth it.
4. The couple that laughs together, stays together!
Go out and and have a good laugh together. Break up some of the tension of an upcoming hard conversation with plans to visit one of our local improve or comedy theaters! My favorites are National Comedy Theatre in Mission Hills and Finest City Improv in North Park. Both have really funny improv nights that are sure to get you and your date crying from laughing too hard!
5. Super romantic Pop Up picnics
Did you know there is actually an awesome company that will set up vintage furniture and a cute little picnic lunch or dinner in one of San Diego’s most amazing locations for you! So all you need to do is show up with your date, and have an amazingly intimate meal together in a completely out of the box way! Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals and Design (LSVRAD for short) will create the perfect little date night just for you! These are especially incredible for engagements (wink, wink, gentlemen) or just super fun nights out to celebrate the fact that you guys are engaged! Maybe a grand gesture for your final “engaged” date the week before the wedding?! That’s right! The week before your wedding should also contain a date for just the two of you to reconnect and refocus your priorities away from the Details of the Event, and get the priority back to the Meaning of the Wedding!
As always, no company mentioned in this post has paid or even knows that they are being written about right now! No one campaigned for their spot on this list! I keep it real! These are just super awesome things that I’ve found out about, that I think will benefit you, my clients and others!
Happy Planning <3