Post # 1
We are thinking of having a New Year’s Eve wedding, that would be December 31, 2009. We need to have a wedding in a week before Christmas or the weeks following as we are both active duty Naval officers-it’s very difficult to get us in the same place at the same time, let alone set a date for a wedding with our deployment schedules!
Have you even gone to one? Would you attend one? I think it would be fun but I worry that no one would come since it’s so close to the holidays? Any fun ideas? I am not crafty/creative at all, so I would welcome any advice! Thanks!
Post # 3
My cousin got married New Years Eve 1999 and it is the best wedding/party I have ever been to. I would absolutely go and would recommend it.
Post # 4
I’ve always thought a NYE wedding would be a blast! Everyone wants to go to a party anyway, and a wedding/reception is a pretty safe place to be. I think it would be so romantic….just think of everyone kissing at midnight!
Post # 5
I would TOTALLY dig going to a new years eve party!
Post # 6
I was thinking about an NYE wedding recently… And as a guest, I think I would enjoy it–New Year’s is not usually the kind of holiday where you have a really set plan/tradition and everybody wants to be at a great party that night… I think it sounds like a great plan.
If you do it, I wanna hear how it goes over!
Post # 7
A friend of mine went to a NYE wedding last year and had the best time. We were very jealous as we didn’t have any spectacular plans. =) My only concern is that they may cost more (because of staff overtime, etc.), but otherwise, it sounds great!
Post # 8
We went to a surprise NYE wedding a couple of years ago. We were invited to a black tie NYE party and when we showed up the couple got married in front of a HUGE christmas tree covered in white lights and silver ornaments. It was very pretty. Afterwards we had a ton of food and even more wine and champagne. They have a countdown and fireworks at midnight. It was so great. We knew about the wedding before that night, but most people didn’t and were very surprised.
Post # 9
I am getting married on NYE this year. Most of our friends are really looking forward to it. We will end up spending more on gratuities for the staff, and it has been harder to find vendors that are willing to work on NYE (especially DJs) but we are also getting some breaks from our venue since it falls on a Wednesday. If you decide to do it, I would recommend booking your vendors as soon as possible, and send out STDs relatively early so that your friends and family can plan accordingly.
Post # 10
I think it sounds like a great idea! I would just advise against a New Year’s DAY wedding — my FSIL was a bridesmaid in one a few years ago. Not only was it on New Year’s Day, but the ceremony started at like 10 am! The girls were up at the crack of dawn to start getting ready. Knowing she had to get up that early, she didn’t celebrate NYE (not that that’s any huge loss necessarily), but she said overall it all seemed like a bad date/time for a ceremony.
On the other hand, NYE sounds awesome!
Post # 11
We’ve been to a NYE wedding and it was great! There was a great feeling of festivity the whole day, and it was a very mild-weathered NYE that year(for New York City anyway…) so the mood was great and everyone was very happy.
I say go for it!
Post # 12
Ilove the idea and would definitely attend!
Post # 13
I would definitely attend, and you can give your guests plenty of heads up.
Post # 14
I would for sure go, it would give lots of people something great to do for NYE. For the best turnout, just make sure you let people know in advance so they can make the plans to be there.
Post # 15
My fiance and I were planning our wedding for New years eve this year. We had to move the date up to August because both of us signed on to be officers in the Air Force and are leaving sooner than we expected (we were supposed to go through OTS in April).
I would so do a New Years wedding and am jealous of you 🙂
Post # 16
I would attend…I actually think most people don’t have much to do on NYE and this would be a nice way to take off the pressure. My only advice is that your wedding reception would really have to be a PARTY. Like tons of food, free flowing champagne, aweseome music etc. You’re basically going to be throwing two parties…your reception and a NYE party. If you have a tight budget then you might reconsider…you want to make sure people don’t feel like they are missing out on the NYE festivities.