4 Tips to Ringing in the New Year and Saying “I Do”!

4 Tips to Ringing in the New Year and Saying “I Do”!

New Year’s Eve is such a great time of year. It’s the time of year full of renewed hopes, resolutions, and new beginnings. So, why not choose New Year’s Eve to get married? Starting a new year with your new companion surrounded by all of your loved ones and friends at a fabulous party – sounds absolutely perfect!

Perfect Timing:

Most New Year’s Eve parties keep going until well after mid-night so an early church wedding may not work for you and your guests. Try to plan your ceremony late in the evening so your party can get started later. You could also think about switching up the ‘normal’ order of events for the night and start off with the cocktail hour and dinner then have your ceremony so that the real party gets started closer to midnight!

The Countdown:

The New Year’s countdown would be a fun way to kick off the dance portion of your reception. Make it complete with a champagne toast and Times Square style ticker tape falling from the ceiling while Auld Lang Syne plays. Make sure guests have New Year’s themed party hats, beads and noise makers to ring in the New Year.  A sparkler send-off or fireworks at the end of the night would top off your wedding and give your guests a New Year’s Eve wedding to remember!



Decor & Color Scheme:

The usual colors for New Year’s décor would really work for a wedding. Black, white, gold and silver are fantastic colors to carry through your theme. From shimmery gold bridesmaid dresses, to silver plate chargers and black and white linens, you can add lots of sparkle and class to your special night. You just can’t have enough sequins, glitter or sparkle for New Year’s! Also, to keep with the theme, you could name each table with a New Year’s resolution of each yours and your fiance’s and give each guest a glittery, miniature champagne bottle.


Guest Experience:

As you are planning your wedding, think about accommodations for your guests. If your reception will go into the wee hours of the morning, have it in or near a hotel and provide a breakfast bar or late night snack stations.  Some of our most popular and well received late night food snack ideas are the usage of food trucks that pull in front of the venue towards the end of the night.  We have used novelty mobile food vendors such as popcorn trucks, crepe trucks, and our most popular – Chick-Fi-La food trucks!  When the party starts winding down guests have the opportunity to get some extra food in their system before leaving and they engage in a unique experience that you have created for them.

Yours Truly,

Jennifer Armstrong, Blogger – Perfect Planning Events

NOTE:  All of the photographs in this blog are actual client events of Perfect Planning Events.