If the stores keep their flowers refrigerated, they are likely to last just as long as those from a florist.
Roadside vendors do not usually get the best products and will not last as long.
Choose flowers with tight buds because they will blossom after you buy them, which means longer lasting blooms in your home.
Most bouquets will come with food, but if they do not, ask for it and actually use it.
Ask for replacement flowers from wherever you purchased the buds if they die early.
Save the money you would have spent at a restaurant and make cooking together part of the celebration.
If you usually eat at the kitchen table, try enjoying your meal together on your comfy couch or even in front of your lit fireplace.
Keep decoration costs down by using the petals from one or two roses and spread throughout the dining area.
Go with a light and inexpensive dessert like sorbet and garnish with fruit that you already have in the house.
When it comes to jewelry, only look at what you can afford. Don't take the romance out of it though, go with your gut, within your budget.
The internet is a great tool to utilize as a pricing guide, but try to find a local jeweler who will price match. It is easier to visit your local jeweler for a repair.
The best gifts are sometimes homemade. Try writing your own card with a more personal message.
A Valentine's breakfast or lunch will usually be more affordable than a traditional Valentine's dinner.
Save money by eating dinner at home, then indulge on a dessert at the fancy restaurant you made a reservation for two months ago.
Take a walk, visit a museum with free admission, or find a community event. When you are with the one you love, anything can be romantic.