What's better than a wedding? A wedding that's celebrated on one of the most festive days of the year — that's what. We happen to love New Years Eve weddings as they combine the excitement and celebration of a new love with a new year; literally the best of both worlds. So if you're planning your wedding for December 31st, check out these ways you can incorporate the celebratory New Years Eve holiday into your big day for double the fun.
Live Stream the Ball Drop
If you're having a NYE wedding, it's a given that your party should go to at least midnight (extra points for continuing the party late night under the special circumstances!) Since your guests will be spending the holiday celebrating you and your love, consider live streaming the ball drop so that everyone can countdown and kick off the new year without feeling like they're missing out on either event.
Nothing says NYE, or makes better photo booth props than glittery top hats, sparkly tiaras, balloons, noisemakers, and other traditionally NYE-themed props. Not only will they add an extra element of festivity to your wedding, but they'll also make for great photos and fun.
Typically, if guests are keeping an eye on the clock at a wedding, it's a bad thing. Not tonight! Consider placing ornate and decorative mini clocks at each table as part of your tablescapes, or as midnight draws near, projecting the time on the dance floor or wall for guests to properly count down. Then, keep the festivities going.
Most weddings typically have champagne on hand, at least for the toasts. If you're planning a December 31st celebration, however, be sure to have extra champs. Not only is it a great idea to have a special toast as the clock strikes midnight, but it also may be a drink of choice for many considering the occasion.
Many vendors now offer confetti drops for first dances, and we can't think of a more fun and surprising way to ring in the New Year than with a midnight confetti drop. Have the confetti match your color scheme or go for straight gold and silver glitter for a consistent and cohesive feel. Don't want a dramatic dance floor drop? Gift your guests with champagne poppers to use at midnight instead (or during your exit).
Sparkles are a staple when hosting a NYE celebrations, and it's also a great excuse to add some extra pizazz to your décor and ambiance. Sequin and beaded bridesmaid dresses make a stunning addition to your wedding vision, as do sparkling tablecloths, glitter dipped champagne glasses, glittery winter branches amongst your florals, and other shimmery additions that add that extra "wow" factor.