8 must-haves for a stellar New Year’s Eve wedding!

THEMES & COLORS Wedding Planning | By:cocomelody

New Year’s Eve is the perfect date to celebrate your wedding. Most family and friends are around, and everyone is in that festive party spirit. Into the bargain, you will definitely have someone to kiss at midnight!

We have got into the festive spirit to share eight must-haves for your big day to make sure your New Year’s Eve wedding is one to remember. After all, what could be more romantic than saying ‘I Do’ as you ring in 2019?


1. Gleaming maids

One of the best things about a New Years Eve wedding is the liberties you can take with your bridesmaid dress choices. You can consider a metallic gown with mix and match tones perfect for adding that essential New Year’s Eve glitter to your bridesmaid dresses that will leave your ‘maids feeling spectacular and ready to ring in the New Year.

2. Glittering you

Wondering what to wear? New Year’s Eve certainly calls for a bit of shimmer, so it is only fitting to add the bling, sequins, and glitter (the more the better) to your wedding gown. From lustrous A-line wedding dresses to celestial-inspired lace mermaid wedding dresses, opt for an elegant dress that will make you glitter throughout the day, or throw in a bit of sparkle with statement accessories, such as a beaded clutch or silver shoes with a crystal brooch.

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3. Stylish him

If there is an occasion for black tie, this is it. Your better half will look extra dapper walking down the aisle in a sharp black suit, clean white shirt, and smart bow-tie.

4. Glitzy cake

Give standard layered cakes an exciting New Year’s Eve makeover by decking them with edible sequins, glitter, satin-finish icing, and gold foliole. And, for the wow element, top your delicious cake with sparklers for a stunning and most certainly memorable photo op. While they may be excellent for just about any festive occasion, these cake ideas really shine when welcoming in the New Year!

5. Dazzling décor

From giant balloons and tassel garlands to sparkly word banners and magnificent white flowers, tying the knot on New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to go all out with styling. Pick shades which are more associated with the holiday than with more traditional weddings. For a vibrant color palette, think silver and black or purple and gold with berry tones. A rich red color would also be very striking, as long as glam it up so that it looks more like New Year’s than Christmas. Or keep it clean and elegant with glossy black, pearly white and unmistakable hints of metallic.

6. Fun party favors

Add to the exciting atmosphere by handing out party poppers, hats or blowers as offbeat favors, and perhaps even fancy hats and tiaras (those could be given a miss if your guests are not the type to be into them). Your guests can use them to celebrate the big day or save them until midnight to ring in the New Year!

7. Let the Champagne flow

Your wedding will not be complete without a glass (or two) of champagne to ring in the new year, especially served in vintage-style coupe glasses. But, in order to keep costs down, save the Champagne for the countdown to midnight and serve prosecco or cava throughout the night instead.

8. End with a bang

For your grand exit, do away with the confetti and opt for festive fireworks to enter the first of many new years as a married couple. If your city has fireworks on that holiday, try to find a venue which will offer an expansive view. Or if the budget allows, consider planning your own fireworks display for the grand reception. It makes for a fun exit and some amazing pictures to cap off your wedding album full of great New Year’s Eve memories. And if you still like the idea of confetti, give your guests mini bags filled with giant gold glitter.

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A New Years Eve wedding can be incredibly beautiful and romantic. It is a marvelous way to start off the New Year by showing your unconditional love and genuine affection for your partner. The symbolism of exchanging vows and rings combined with the birth of the New Year will make your special day one that will awe your friends and family.