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Happy New Year’s Eve! And blink, just like that, 2018 fades quickly into 2019 at the strike of midnight 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 going to make this happy things jar I spotted on Pinterest. You fill an empty jar with little folded notes you write throughout the year, all the good things and memories you enjoy during 2019. Then next New Year’s Eve you read and reminisce on all the wonderful things that happened. What will your jar include? My jar will undoubtedly be filled with funny/cute things our kids say and do, 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 (with us alleviating some of the stress along the way), the big day and all the events that come with it, like your bridal shower, bachelorette party, and the honeymoon. There’s so much for you to look forward to!
No doubt you’ll have an awesome year ahead. I just know it. :) And you know what? I think we are going to have a great one, too. To kick things off, we’re sharing festive + celebratory ideas for a New Year’s Eve wedding and our favorite inspiring finds. Read on to see what we discovered and you’ll quickly see why NYE weddings are actually a really fun idea. 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 yet it adds a sophisticated touch. You can get luxe black velvet ribbon here.
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 at the ready, like these from Confetti Momma Party:
And you NEED this because it’s awesome (from Pom Tree):
7. Cute Signage is a Must
This sign is available for instant download to print right now, in case you need it for a party tonight! Get it here.
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 Wednesday 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 + a copy of this because we’ll be getting down to some serious wedding planning business. ;)
Catch ya then-