(Closed) New Years Eve Wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not, but I’ve noticed in most of my contracts that things are significantly more expensive on holidays.  My venue has a 50% percent upcharge for holiday weddings…

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

In all honesty, the people close to you won’t mind, but those who are not as close, they might. This is sort of similar but I know someone who had a Canada Day wedding, and some of the guests who came were resentful that they were missing other festivities, and there was a low turn out. I think having a special occasion wedding puts a lot ofpressure on to make the wedding REALLY fun. I don’t think I would do it.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am having a NYE wedding this year. Some of the vendors did have a certain % increase on holidays (but none that I used, all my personal vendors are not charging me more). The plus side of the NYE wedding is that it is on a Monday, so vendors were available for the most part. The drawback is the increased $ and also some vendors being out of town for the holidays. We booked most of our big items by Sept of last year in order to ensure availablity

Most the people I talked to about a NYE wedding, before we were set on the idea, liked it because it meant “they would have something to do”. It will be a no kids wedding. 

We are also providing shuttles to and from the wedding reception to the hotel because of the whole drunk driving thing.

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve been to one, and I can’t speak to cost, but I can tell you that it was amazing to go to as a guest. One of the best NYE I’ve ever had.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@houstonwhodat:  That is fine. I totally messaged NYE brides from last year to get ideas on stuff lkie when they sent their invites out, etc. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m getting married New Year’s Eve this year, Dec. 31, 2012! All the vendors that I have gone with have not charged any extra for it being New Years Eve. Our photography said they charge 200 extra for holidays, but we got them to take it off. If you ask, most vendors will eliminate that charge. The one thing thats hard for NYE is getting a cheap limo/party bus. Theyre going to charge you more because its new years eve because so man people need limos that night. I ended up finding one company that would take away the NYE charge bc it was a wedding, I went with them. If youtake the time to research you should be able to find a vendor willing to work with you and your budget!

Everyone has been really excited about the ida of a NYE wedding. Noone ever knows what to do on new years eve, so throwing a huge party to celebrate your marriage and the new year is perfect!

I started planning my NYE wedding in March and didnt have any problems wth vendors being booked already. If you have any questons, feel free to ask!

Good luck choosing your date and congrats!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My input on a NYE Wedding is not to do it. Holiday Weddings even if it is Labor Day or NYE means traffic & delays everywhere and air fare is expensive.

I used to work at a catering hall and had to work on NYE and every guest at the bar had something to complain about the NYE wedding. It is more of an inconvenience for guests to travel on holiday’s. 

my 2 cents. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

@ProfessorGirl:  I have to agree! I didn’t have one, but went to one as a guest and it was by far the best NYE I’ve had!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@houstonwhodat:  I am having my wedding on NYE 2013.  I cannot wait!  I made sure to jump right away to get a venue I loved.  Since I live in New England-the weather is always iffy. I wanted a hotel venue so guest could stay over and not worry about transportation in the snow.  Right now I am trying to book my DJ-since DJ are more likely to be busy on NYE and my Photographer. None of the vendors I reached out to talked about a higher price-In fact, some have offered cheaper since it is Tuesday.  If you are creative-you can make it in your budget! GOOD LUCK!

BTW-I LOVE seeing all of the new year’s eve brides! It is such a fun time to celebrate!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@houstonwhodat:  I know it made me a bit sad for the bride! I think it wasn’t that the guests didn’t genuinely want to be there, but I think that some resented that if they wanted to celebrate with the couple they had to prioritize over other plans

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i didnt have a NYE wedding but i have attended one, my advise would be to hold your guest there till the new year. if you only have the venue till 10pm lets just say. the guest have already been drinking and by that time it is too late to make plans else where with travel time. & if its not at a hotel then drinking and driving is at a high.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m New Years Eve in 4 months!  We’re super excited and everyone has been great about the date.  We found some things were almost twice as much because of the date (bands, for example), where other things were significantly cheaper because it’s a Monday and they wouldn’t be booked otherwise.  When it all shakes out, I suspect it will about the average cost of a Saturday wedding.  Let me know if you have any more questions or want specific numbers. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@mrshersch74:  That’s great advice, I think.  We’re doing our reception from 8-1 at a hotel for that very reason.  Everyone can stay!  Also, then we can have a balloon drop and champagne at midnight 🙂

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