New Years Eve has to be one of my favourite times of the year and what’s not to like about it. It encourages images of Midnight kisses, party, celebration, the start of something new and fresh. Having thoughts on having your wedding on NYE? What could be more exciting than being the last party of the year and the first party of the new year! It certainly leaves a night to remember for your guests.
A New Years wedding is the perfect excuse for going all out with the glitz and glam and throwing some serious sequins and sparkles into the mix. You don’t have to go all out on the budget front and can make some cheaper more subtle changes to suit but it really is a time to show off. Light up back drops and lots of twinkly fairy lights could be the ideal back scene for some stunning photographs. Lots of Gold and white colours bring to the forefront a massive sense of glamour for new year and the white is a subtle hint to Christmas just past. Lots of glitter and fun confetti on your tables will add the special finishing touches that will make your NYE wedding that extra bit more fabulous.
Decorations during a NYE wedding should be of high importance. You want to create a wedding that is full of fun and laughter, whilst showing of some intimate moments when the clock strikes midnight. Check out a glittering Pinata for a fun evening activity for your guests, fill it with confetti, sweeties or petals. You can never go wrong with a photo booth. Add in some silly hats, glasses and NYE themed props. NYE wouldn’t be the same without champagne so try a Champagne tower out for fun. I’m pretty sure there are lots of guests who are willing to give it a try to fill, re fill and re fill again! One thing that strikes me about NYE is that it is a complete change. Change in emotions, change in behaviours and ambitions but most importantly a change in time. The start of a new year is so symbolic and having this as your wedding day would be the perfect choice. Another amazing decor idea would be to include some sort of clocks to your event. Perhaps, as small table decoration or a large rustic clock behind the top table. A clock signifies not only the actual time but is a nod to the start of something so special at midnight. It keeps in mind for your guests that times are changing and the start of something beautiful is happening.
Ask your guest to dress up in full glitz and glamour for the day and evening. Add a note to your invites that this is a party and wedding to be remembered. Sequin dresses, feathers, three-piece suits and bow ties. Have your bridesmaids in full length sequin dresses in subtle gold or brassy tones and for the guys why not go all out with bow ties, cravats and waistcoats. Add glitter to your flower girl’s hair and shimmering shiny shoes. NYE pretty much anything goes and we all love a good excuse to dress up.
A wedding on NYE is the perfect opportunity to just get everyone together. Everyone you love in the same place celebrating the same occasion. You don’t have to worry about who will be where or who cannot make it due to prior engagements or events. Combine a fun NYE party with your wedding. That way everyone is in the same place at the same time and that fuss over who is doing what for new year is completely covered. Do consider children at a NYE wedding though, which can always be a tricky conversation to have, but a child free day for most who haven’t been able to celebrate new year for a very long time could be a much-needed welcome change and break. A day and evening of being free and able to have as much fun as you would like. Given enough notice, most of your guests will be happy to have their children covered and fully let their hair down.