Post # 1
Hello Bridal Bees,
My Fiance officially proposed to me on Christmas. After being asked by my mother and aunt, I have began to consider a perfect wedding date. I am leaning towards 12/31/16. If we have our wedding cremony on New Year’s Eve, it gives us the opportunity to have family come to town, people may have the following day off from work, we’ll be able to have a glittery/memorable party guised as a ceremony, and we’ll be able to start the year as husband and wife! I smell D.I.Ys. What do you all think???
Post # 2
If I really cared about you I’d go, grudgingly.
I don’t like feeling obligated to revolve my holiday plans around other people.
Post # 3
I might, if it was in a city I was planning on being in for NYE anyway. I wouldn’t rearrange my holiday plans for it. I generally think NYE is a pretty terrible time to have a wedding, since so many people are traveling then. Sorry, bee. But then, my friends’ hometowns are all over the country, maybe your guests and their families are all based in a centralized area.
Post # 4
I think it’s a fantastic idea. I would most definitely attend a NYE wedding. My only concern would be what time your venue would expect the reception to be over. Our reception has to be finished by 11pm, that’s pretty common in our area.
Post # 5
Hi there! I wasmyself considering that option of a NYE wedding but my guests arent likely to come. I live in a town far away from most people’s residence and dont want to both ruin their holiday And oblige them to spend that money on coming to my wedding.
However, if you want to eliminate the number of guests (like I do) and have a memorable experience, go for it.
Post # 6
I’m also starting to plan a NYE wedding. My FI’s family is near our city and while my family is more spread out they rarely travel in December, so my wedding wouldn’t compete with other plans.
I’d like to keep it small so declines due to travel aversion won’t hurt my feelings. Lastly, I guess I’d feel differently if the last 4 weddings I went to didn’t involve major travel, but it’s common in my circle.
It’ll be interesting shopping for a venue that will host till 1am (at least!)
Post # 7
I’d be pretty disappointed to be invited to a NYE wedding. We have an annual tradition that I’d have to forego, and it’s one I very much enjoy. If I were close to you, I’d go…but if I had to travel, I probably wouldn’t (expensive hotels/flights that time of year would be a big negative for me, on top of an inconvenient date).
Post # 8
I would attend, but wouldn’t be too thrilled since I don’t like to drive out of the area or be out late with the drunks on the road. I wouldn’t throw a NYE wedding, if for no other reason than it would require guests for every adult.
Another problem is that this may be people’s vacation week.
Post # 9
I probably would not. My family travels internationally Christmas week, so I use most of my vacation for that trip. I wouldn’t give the trip up to go to a NYE wedding (I don’t have a lot of PTO), but if the wedding was local, I wouldn’t mind going. Travelling costs may also be a problem since flights tend to be really expensive around the holidays.
Post # 10
DH and I have a 12/31/16 wedding to attend. In rural Wisconsin, more than 1,000 miles away.
Needless to say, I’m not super thrilled.
Unless you’re in an awesome city where people would want to spend NYE aside from your wedding, I wouldn’t do it.
Post # 11
Hotels are soooooo expensive on NYE and cabs are so hard to get. It’s also hard to get a pet sitter (and babysitter for those with kids). I’d go if we were close but I’d be sad that it was such a hassle on me.
Post # 12
I probably wouldn’t come, unless you were like a sibling or extremely close friend.
Post # 13
I’d come, but I don’t usually don’t do anything wild for NYE, so I think it would be a fun way to celebrate! One thing to consider is that it is a holiday that most people would want to spend with a date, even if they are not very serious, so you might want to extend plus ones to more people than you would otherwise, but that is obviously up to you! I say it’s your wedding, so do what you want. If some people don’t want to come, they don’t have to!
Post # 14
I’ve gone to one NYE wedding, in my life, and that’s only because my daughter was a bridesmaid. My husband and I never go out NYE – his excuse is that all the crazy, drunk people are out on the roads.
We had to pay $50 for a petsitter (dog flips out with fireworks). Parking – the venue was a center city hotel – was atrocious $$$, and took forever. A number of guests couldn’t attend because babysitters book up fast, and are very expensive. And of course, being in center city, when we left we saw drunks staggering around, and a few vomitting in the streets. Not good …
P.S. The bride had trouble securing some vendors and I know that at the minimum, the band jacked-up their prices, for NYE.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
I would if it was going to be a late night thing and/or in a desirable area. I would just make sure that your venue allows celebrating past midnight!