Sparkling Ideas For A New Year’s Eve Wedding
There’s something incredibly special about New Year’s Eve weddings. The symbolism of new starts and fresh beginnings coupled with a party atmosphere and a truly celebratory air are probably the most wonderful wedding ingredients you could ever wish for! So, before the clock strikes midnight, let’s take a look at some super sparkling ideas for a New Year’s Eve wedding…
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A black tie dress code is simply perfect for New Year – it’s glamorous, it’s special and it’s definitely fabulous. With the guys outfits taken care of, why not encourage the girls to get their glitz on with the sparkling dress code? Think shimmering sequined dresses dressed up with brilliant statement jewels (and I have to say that Glitzy Secrets has all you need!). The festive period is the perfect time to pick up dresses for your bridesmaids on the high street and, if you’ve opted for a traditional style wedding gown, why not accessorise your bridal ensemble with glittered heels, a sequin belt or even a gorgeous wrap or cardigan.
Carrying the black and metallic look through to the rest of your day creates a very decadent and luxurious look for your wedding. Bring in golden table linens, charger platers and even glassware rimmed with precious metals for fantastic tables. Flowers can be expensive at this time of year so do talk to your florist to work out how best to use your floral budget to guarantee maximum impact. There are plenty of alternatives to flowers for your decorations though so if you need to reconsider your flowers, don’t despair. Balloons, streamers, tassel garlands, pinwheels and all manner of exuberant party décor can work at New Year so embrace the party vibe and go for it with your styling!
Your wedding food and drink can also follow the grown-up party theme. Exquisite canapes and delicious signature cocktails are perfect for a New Year wedding. Use a few golden touches – edible glitter or flecks of gold –elevate every single element of your menu to make things really memorable for your guests. A show-stopping cake in super bold colours or one covered in glittery icing topped with sparklers would be absolutely wonderful! It really is the little things that can make a huge difference when it comes to styling your wedding so why not add a touch of golden glitter to the rims of your champagne glasses? It’s New Year after all so don’t hold back!
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Black and gold stationery brings both style and impact to your wedding day look and I love soft and swirling calligraphy with this scheme as it just softens the designs beautifully. Line black envelopes with golden papers and finish them with a metallic wax seal – it’s all about making things special and exciting so these little flourishes are ideal.
Now, New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be complete without celebrations at midnight so definitely consider this in your plans. Confetti poppers are an easy wedding DIY and you can make plenty so all your guests can get together to shower you, and everyone else, in shiny confetti. If your venue says yes, why not gather everyone together outside, sparklers in hand, for a midnight dance under the stars. Of course, if your budget allows, fireworks are the ultimate ending to your wedding day and a spectacular start to the rest of your life. Happy New Year indeed.