Post # 1
I am thinking of doing a wedding in new years eve this next new years. I have wondering for the people that have done this what their pros and cons were. Did you guys do vows right at midnight or did you do it earlier and just party until midnight? What colors and all that did you do. I have found some blue snowflake invites that I really like but my Maid/Matron of Honor said she didnt think it would good for a new years wedding. she said do gold, silver and balck. Im going to be doing as much as i can DIY. any advice would be great!
Post # 3
@Mareshab: Are you in Peterborough, England?
Post # 4
No Peterborough, New Husband USA
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I would think you would want to do your vows before, eat dinner, and have the party kind of swinging by the time midnight rolls around. After all, people will still only want to party so long after midnight (like 2 or 3 am?)
When I think of a New Year’s wedding, I think of lots of glitter and bright jewel tone colors (like emerald, red, amethyst, cobalt). I would think doing a cocktail style wedding would work really well for this too… get married at like, 7 or 8 and serve hors d’eouvres and apps and just mingle, drink, dance, and party until midnight!
I myself would love to go a NYE wedding! I like doing something fun to ring in the new year and partying with a bunch of friends/family sounds great 😀
Post # 6
You can do whatever colours you want!
I imagine sparkle, bling, and more bling! I personally do not like the combo of black, silver, AND gold for a wedding. I like the idea of jewel tones!
You can also do winter themed, or even throw a little bit of Christmas in there!
Post # 7
I am 90% sure I will be doing a NYE wedding too 🙂 I have thought of the classic gold, silver, black thing but I feel like that is so boring to me! Right now I am considering navy, green, and lots of silvery glitter and lights! Maybe even a modified jewel toned rainbow type thing (not crazy rainbow…haha like confetti colors just thrown in here and there)
I have gone back and forth in my head about the pros and cons and have found more good things than bad! And if people don’t want to go, then they probably don’t care too much about me, and I don’t have to pay for their meals 🙂 it’s a win win! You’ll get those people there who really want to be there!
Good luck with everything! I’m still trying to nail down my venue. just have to look at one other option!
Post # 8
I just photographed a NYE wedding yesterday! It was a blast and the countdown at 12am was great (awesome photo ops with confetti & a balloon drop!)
I really only think some of the cons may be the fact that you might find that some vendors charge a premium for that date.
But decor for a NYE wedding can be super fun – it’s a great excuse to go super glam & use lots of sparkle!
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble
we’re doing NYE with midnight vows! red black, silver and ivory. lots of bling, lights etc.
we’re doing everything backwards. dinner early so people can take kiddos to sitters and we can finish setting up and get dressed. reception will be liquor dessert and dancing with the traditional stuff somewhat and fireworks as well. I am thinking of employing some of my brothers and sisters friends to help with bling confetti drop, and my parents know how to wire up a fw display with a single fuse!
also we’re doing allot of DIY and using a friends property to skip extra costs. with a $3500 budget, we’re doing everty single thing we want, including rehearsal dinner, and 2 separate cocktail dinners for family and Out of Town friends.
Post # 10
love the idea of a new years wedding. I want to do one but my fiance doesn’t know the idea.
anyways, we went to a wedding 2 years ago on new years. such a fun idea. they did vows around 6. had dinner. dancing. then busted out party hats and glasses and noise makers and had a champagne toast at midnight. it was fun to be dressed up in sparkles for a formal occasion on new years.
Post # 11
On one hand it would be fun to do something exciting for New Years for a change! On the other hand, I would have just used a bunch of vacation days to go home and see family for Xmas and Thanksgiving. So if a friend was getting married NYE, it would be hard to get that day off too, so I could travel home to be there.
I also work in an industry where we are usually pretty busy at the end of December, so it may be hard to sneak away.
Also, it is winter, so the weather might be terrible or not, depending where you are.
I guess that only really matters if your family/friends are coming from out of state or far away, and what kind of jobs people have, and if they can get off work.
Post # 12
My first thought was a cobalt blue with silver. You could easily use any jewel tone as an accent color. Since New Years Eve is observed at night, black could also work.