Happy New Year’s Eve! And blink, just like that, 2015 fades quickly into 2016 tonight. How did that happen? This year, I’m resolving to NOT make a resolution, since they never really work out for me. Instead, I’m doing something different: this happy things jar I spotted on Pinterest where you fill an empty jar with little folded notes about good things that happen throughout the year. Then you read them the following New Year’s Eve and reflect on all the wonderful things that happened. My jar will undoubtedly be filled with amazing things little Andrew does, like how today he said, “Bless you, Mama” when I sneezed (!!), and about the arrival of Baby #2 in May (!!) and how he or she will bring us more joy than we imagined possible, as Andrew has. Probably also some hilarious things that Andrew tells me as jokes, some awesome house projects, and hopefully some big goals accomplished on my own list. If I had to guess, yours might include things about your wedding planning (hopefully letting us alleviate some of the stress along the way), the big day and all the events that come with it (bachelorette party, bridal shower), and the honeymoon. You’ll probably also talk about registering together because it’s way too much fun. No doubt you’ll have an awesome year ahead. I just know it. :) Today we’re sharing some fun New Year’s Eve wedding ideas I rounded up as inspiration. Read on to find out what I’ve discovered and see why NYE weddings rule. Enjoy!
New Years Eve Wedding Ideas
Having a wedding on New Year’s Eve is one of the most brilliant ideas ever. The date works so well: you can ring in the special day as newlyweds and everyone is already game for a huge celebration, so it’s a win-win. Plus, it falls on a random day each year (not just a weekend), so you’re likely to save a little money. Plus, many guests already have the next day off from work. For a New Years Eve wedding, the color palette is usually black and white, with metallic gold or silver tossed in for an elegant look. To inspire you, here are ten of our fave finds for NYE weddings. Which one is your favorite? I love the confetti shooter in #10!
1. Sparkly Sequin Bridesmaid Dresses
I especially love this sparkly dress from Theodora James.
Here they are on the entire crew!
And these matching sequin clutches by Davie & Chiyo:
Not into sequins? Try a little black dress instead! Come to think of it, you’d be the bride of the year by letting them wear a little black dress, like this little number by Sara Gambarelli:
2. Bulb Centerpieces
These look amazing!
3. Bouquet Wrapped in Black Ribbon
It’s a simple accent and it adds a sophisticated touch.
4. Resolutions as Table Numbers
What a fun idea! You could also have little notebooks at each table for guests to write down resolutions for you — i.e. marriage advice, date tips, etc.
5. Countdown Cookies
Serve these up as a midnight snack or offer them pre-wrapped in bags as favors for guests. By Eclectic Eats.
6. New Years Party Props as Decor
You’ll also want tons of confetti poppers at the ready, like these from Sweets Indeed:
And you NEED this because it’s awesome (from Pom Tree):
7. Cute Signage is a Must
8. Photo Booth Props
I love these Pop, Clink, Fizz props from Z Create Design:
And these from Paper Sparkle Designs:
9. You’ll want a bubbly bar or a hot cocoa bar
People love two things — bubbly and hot chocolate — especially this time of year! Here’s the perfect setup by The Pretty Paper Studio:
And here’s a chic sign for the bubbly bar from Laura Hooper Calligraphy:
10. A Grand Exit
Is there anything more festive on a New Years Eve wedding than confetti? Have guests shoot confetti from these as you’re exiting your ceremony space (given your venue says its okay).
Are you thinking of planning a New Years Eve wedding of your own? If so, it falls on a Friday night in 2016, so it makes an even more excellent wedding date!
Happy New Year’s Eve
Happy New Year’s Eve from all of us at Emmaline Bride! Celebrate safely. Be ready on Monday morning as we kick off the biggest January ever — we have tons of wedding planning advice, tips, Real Weddings, giveaways, and more to throw your way. Bring your wedding planning notebook because we’ll be getting down to some serious wedding planning business. ;)
Catch ya then-