Nothing can be better than welcoming the New Year by walking over the aisle, the same day. Make the last day of the year into the most memorable and romantic day of your life with a marriage celebration. It will be a great way to celebrate two occasions at the same time. But special arrangements need to be made to ensure everything goes smooth sans any hiccups. Below is a list of few ideas and tips that will help you plan an unforgettable New Year’s Eve Wedding.
New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate and venues are reserved well in advance for parties. Make sure you reserve the venue of your choice at least a year in advance to avoid compromising on the location you want to wed. If it is a reception party that you are throwing on the 31st, then make sure you choose a time that will make guests hanging around till midnight to welcome the New Year with you.
Everyone has plans for the holiday season, which means your invitation should reach your family and friends well before time. Mail ‘save the date’ notifications, a good four or six months in advance, so that people get enough time to make or alter plans accordingly. A formal invitation can be sent later which should include some special phrases that describe the special feel behind getting married on New Year’s Eve. Choose an invitation style that blends with the flavor of the occasion at hand. Combinations like white and silver or white and gold will give a royal effect.
Decorating the venue is the most important part of the wedding. Decide a theme and work accordingly while ornamenting the place for the special day of your life. Do remember that the decoration should be a fine blend of a wedding and even New Year’s theme as you will be celebrating two occasions at a time. Choose the colors of your choice and add a lot of flowers to liven up the atmosphere. Candles, nets and balloons will also do the trick by escalating the romantic meter further.
Every girl wishes to wear the most beautiful wedding gown and a tiara to feel as special as a princess on her special day. Wedding gowns are available in different styles and come stashed with a heavy price tag. But, you can settle for something less expensive to make sure you enjoy each and every moment as you let your hair down when the clock strikes 12. Opt for party dresses with a lot of glitter and complete the look with a delicately crafted tiara placed on your cranium. Choose a color theme for the guests and bridesmaids. The styles can be split into two categories that consist of tuxedos and suits. These will let the men present at the party choose from various cuts, styles, fabrics and colors, according to their body type and taste. Formal suits are the best and the most common option for the groom, which can be further accentuated by wearing a tie in bright or subtle color.
Wedding shoes and accessories
No attire is complete without a good pair of shoes. There is a range of shoes available that are specially made for weddings. Choose shoes according to the location and it can be anything from casual shoes to sandals. Sandals can be worn in case of a beach or an outdoor wedding, while casual shoes will go well with a Classic Tuxedo and Formal Suit styles.
Wedding favors are a great way to let people craft memories about your special day, as they will remember the celebration every time they look at the present you gave them when they left. You can get fortune cookies, personalized champagne bottles, calendars, photo frames, caps, T-shirts or CDs with your all time favorite romantic numbers. These things can be either made at home or one can even seek a professional.
Wedding food and drinks
No wedding is complete without food and drinks. Keep in mind the number of people who will gather at the venue and plan accordingly. Do mention on the invitation if you will be serving a full meal or just snacks and appetizers. Also, mention the time the full meal will be served, so that they don’t remain hungry for a longer period of time. Coffee is one drink that can be served throughout the night, so a coffee station won’t be a bad idea. If you want guests to help themselves, then consider having stations set up. One can serve beef/chicken steak, bacon, hot wings, etc. as snacks throughout the night along with soft drinks and coffee.