Q: What type of ceremony will it be?
A: We will offer a ceremony suitable for everyone, no matter your religion or faith. The officiant will offer vows that you can repeat to each other. He will also offer a silent moment for any unscripted vows or things you want to say to each other.
Q: How do I know if I'm booked?
A: When you check out from our pay portal, you'll receive an email confirmation. You'll also receive an email reminder with additional details prior to Valentine's Day.
Q: What do I need to know or bring with me prior to arrival?
A: No need to print a receipt. We will have your name on our list at registration. Registration takes place at 2pm at the Loveland Library - Gertrude Scott Room. 300 N. Adams, Loveland, CO 80537. Wedding couples must bring their Larimer County Marriage Certificate and IDs. Vow Renewal couples just need to bring their IDs. The ceremony will take place at the Loveland Foote Lagoon Amphitheater - 500 E Third St Loveland, CO 80537 at 4:30pm.
Q: I have to work on Valentine's Day, what do I do?
A: We recommend that at least one person takes the day off or a half day, so that you can register at 2pm. Registration is mandatory. The sun sets at 5:30pm that day, so it will be getting dark by 5pm. The ceremony needs to take place before it gets too dark, thus the 4:30pm ceremony time.
Q: How long is the ceremony?
A: About 30 minutes. Keep in mind that you will need extra time before or after the ceremony to take photos, if you wish. You will also need to wait in line post ceremony to collect your marriage certificate or vow renewal certificate.
Q: Do I need to make a dinner reservation ahead of time in Loveland?
A: YES! We highly recommend that if you'd like to dine in Loveland on Valentine's Day after the ceremony, that you make a dinner reservation far in advance. Since we are the Sweetheart City, restaurants get VERY busy over the holiday.
Q: Where can I learn more about what's going on around Loveland during this time?
A: We recommend you visit a couple sites: VisitLovelandCO, and Loveland Events and Happenings.
Q: Can I bring friends/family members who aren't participating?
A: No. We discourage this simply because we want the folks who paid to participate to receive the best experience, which was customized for them. We also have a capacity at the venue, so we need to be careful and only allow those who registered to participate.
Q: What about bad weather?
A: All of our events take place rain, snow, or shine. It could be below zero, or 60 degrees. We never know on Valentine's Day. Dress appropriately. The event will not be cancelled for weather, and we do not offer refunds. We will have an emergency indoor backup location on reserve, should weather simply be intolerable.
Q: Where should I park?
A: There is public parking available all over downtown Loveland. Use this LINK to view a parking map.
Q: For attire, do we have to be formal?
A: No, you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Please dress for the weather.
My Big Day has a BIG announcement.... You may be familiar with the events we've hosted in Loveland over Valentine's Day these past couple years. Well, this year we are offering a Valentine's Day Group Wedding in Loveland! We have the full support from the city, as this has been a request of locals and visitors for years!
Details are coming together, and you can visit our website to learn more. http://www.valentinesdayinloveland.com/
There has not been an official announcement, as we want to secure some partnerships first.
As in past years, we are asking local businesses if you would like to include something in our gift bags for couples who get married or renew their vows.
We would also like to give away one BIG prize to a couple (drawing). If you would like your business to be part of our gift bags and/or the giveaway, contact us and let us know what you'd like to include. We will include you on our website, a link to your website, and mentions in social media.
Thank you for your consideration.
Thank you to the Loveland Reporter-Herald for interviewing one of the "My Big Date" partners, Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer with www.HeidiTown.com. Noco Short Bus Tours and My Big Day LLC are proud to put on an event that celebrates our Sweetheart City!
Valentine's Day is 2 weeks away, and our Saturday packages are SOLD OUT!
Both the Brunch & Brew, and the Brewery & Distillery Tour packages are booked for 2/14/15.
As of 2/2/15, we still have a handful of Brunch & Brew packages available for Sunday 2/15/15!
Don't delay- these will sell out too! BOOK HERE Your Valentine will thank you!
The benefit of our Brunch and Brew package is the you get to spend a FULL DAY
in the Sweetheart City, Loveland, CO!
***The NoCo Short Bus will pick you up at 9:45am and return you to the pick-up location around 2:00pm. After your tour, you'll have enough time to get in some shopping, and take advantage of the specials in your gift bag, then head to dinner. Be sure to book your Valentine's dinner ASAP, and Loveland is a popular place to dine!
BOOK ASAP-- packages will sell out soon!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“My Big Date” reveals beer brunch pairing menu for their Loveland Valentine’s Day package
Loveland, Colorado January 13, 2015 – My Big Date is an opportunity for couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Sweetheart City of Loveland, Colorado.
My Big Date includes two packages, a Brunch & Brew option or a Brewery & Spirits Tour taking place over Valentine’s Day weekend, February 14 and 15, 2015.
My Big Date has revealed their brunch menu that includes delectable food items handpicked to pair with Loveland Aleworks beers.
“Our caterer, Taste, and the folks at Loveland Aleworks worked together to craft a beautiful menu that expertly matches up each course with the perfect beer,” said Kerr-Schlaefer, co-creator of My Big Date and founder of HeidiTown.com.
After My Big Date guests indulge in a coffee tasting at NOCO Artisan Coffeehouse they will be transported by NOCO Short Bus Tours to Loveland Aleworks.
“When guests arrive they will receive a signature Loveland Aleworks beermosa to start their Valentine’s Day brunch, and then the courses will be served,” said Mechelle Martz-Mayfield, owner of NOCO Short Bus Tours.
Course One: Raspberry Sour Ale served with house made cinnamon rolls.
Course Two: IPA served with breakfast quinoa with fruit compote and (a sweetened couscous topped with honey and tea-steeped dried fruit).
Course Three: Brother Marks Dubbel served with a ham, egg and pesto pocket.
Course Four: Crow Hop Collaboration beer served with sweet potato pancakes covered in ginger butter and toasted pecans.
After guests have enjoyed their brunch and have finished their beers they will have an opportunity to walk through Loveland Fire & Ice Festival on their way to Crow Hop Brewing where they will enjoy the final stop on the Brunch & Brew Package. At Crow Hop they will be treated to a unique beer and cupcake pairing that has been specially prepared by the brewers at Crow Hop and the owner/baker at B. Sweet Cupcakes.
“We are so excited to introduce people to these special Loveland businesses,” said Christine Forster, owner of My Big Day, LLC, an event planning company. “This is going to be a fun, romantic and memorable Valentine’s outing for couples.”
My Big Date is brought to you by My Big Day, LLC, NOCO Short Bus Tours, LLC and HeidiTown.com, and has been endorsed by Visit Loveland. For more information on the subject matter of the press release call Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer at (970) 213-2354, email TheMayor@HeidiTown.com or go to ValentinesDayinLoveland.com.
We are proud to offer all couples who join us on one of our Valentine tours a copy of the book, 14 Days of Foreplay!
Marriage and family therapists, Monica Lieser and Tianna Rooney remind us to play with passion.
They offer fun steps to help increase communication and flirtation --- perfect for our Valentine's couples!
All guests receive a gift bag filled with goodies (valued over $50). This book is one of the many items you'll receive!
About the book:
Ever notice an affectionate couple and wonder what their secret is? Realizing that simple gestures and interactions count as foreplay adds a special intention to how couples communicate with each other all day long. 14 Days of Foreplay helps couples initiate conversations and interactions that build intimacy. Marriage and family therapists Monica Lieser and Tianna Rooney offer simple, creative strategies to improve the way couples relate on a daily, and nightly, basis. From fully clothed make-out sessions to spilling saucy, appreciative secrets, the activities recommended are designed to suit couples of all ages, whether shy or boisterous. Utilizing the fun and playful gestures of intention proposed in 14 Days of Foreplay will bring a couple closer together in meaningful ways. Lieser and Rooney have created a fun, activity template that invites partners to follow creative suggestions with a playful mindset. Couples guided by 14 Days of Foreplay will truly speak and listen to one another, creating a new frame for insightful understanding and trust. The time spent reading, acting on, and discussing the book’s activities will enrich all aspects of a relationship, including problem solving, expressing emotion, and coping with change, loss, or trauma. Those who invest honesty into the process will be rewarded with the ability to embrace the joys and triumphs of life. Enhanced intimacy and communication are tools for expressing new and changing wants and desires, and for knowing how to listen and turn toward one another even when turning away is an instinctive response. Make the future a priority by investing in 14 Days of Foreplay.
My Big Date
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