Valentine’s Day Do-Over?

It’s Valentine’s Day…or is it?  Our friend Michelle woke up this morning and her husband, Dan, excitedly told her he had made fabulous dinner plans for them…for tomorrow night: February 15th.  While Michelle was excited to have dinner at her favorite restaurant, she was a little annoyed at the date change – and assumed that Dan had waited until the last minute to make a Valentine’s ressie, thereby missing out on the actual day!

As it turns out,  Dan said he purposely booked for the day after Valentine’s Day because he couldn’t bear the thought of getting “totally ripped off” by one of those overpriced prix fixe Valentine’s Meals!  He figured by booking for the day after, the restaurant would likely have lots of fancy ingredients left over — and be serving them back at regular prices!

Being Fab & Fru, we can’t help but be sort of impressed by Dan’s money saving move — though we’re wondering if we’d think it was so great if it was OUR mate doing it!  So, what do you think – is Dan’s plan ingenious – or idiotic?

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5 Responses to “Valentine’s Day Do-Over?”

  1. Lauren says:


  2. Wendy says:

    Good idea but he needed to do something small on the V-Day like a card and flowers so the day is remembered. But personally it works in the reverse too. A woman can do something special for her significant other.

  3. bookladyDavina says:

    I think it’s great. also will avoid the crowds and noise. We’re very laid back about the whole day around here anyway, with my hubby’s schedule he may or may not even been in town for V day, or anniversaries/birthdays/other holidays.. so we have learned to be very relaxed about the whole thing. it’s just a day, the meaning of it should be celebrated all year.

  4. Molly says:

    If they had been dating for less than a year or so, I’d say to make the date on the 14th. But once you’re dating for a long time, or married, I think it’s okay to be practical as long as there’s still romance involved.
    Most restaurants have pre-fixed dinners that are overpriced and offer less choices, with the restaurant’s aim being to turn as many tables as possible, not give you a great evening. My husband and I long ago agreed not to do our high end resto’s on holidays because of this. We feel rushed and offered dinners not up to the restaurant’s usual standards.
    However, this doesn’t let Michelle’s husband off the hook romantically. He can still take her out for a glass of champagne and then to a local inexpensive place for dinner, or cook a nice dinner at home and buy a nice bottle of bubbly. Flowers, a sweet card – yes to that too. Romance should definitely be on the agenda. Then a special dinner the next night when the restaurant is more relaxed and they’re not rushing you out would make for a lovely Valentine’s celebration.

  5. Louie says:

    Not a bad idea but I hope he gave her a card on V Day anyway. It’s the thought that counts. At least he remembered. Be curious to know what the flip side did.

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