Head over Heels | New Years Eve wedding inspiration
And the countdown begins until 2014! What an incredible year it has been – and for those brides planning a New Years wedding, what a perfect date to celebrate a wedding!
When I think New Years, a city hall wedding always comes to mind… and lots of fireworks of course! Cliche yes but glamorous and city chic? Absolutely.
I’ve always been a huge fan of black and gold accents and when I started to plan this post, I was immediately drawn to this timeless and elegance colour palette. Perfect to add a modern black tie touch to traditional nuptials whilst still adding a splash of style and personality. It’s also the perfect excuse for your bridesmaids to add another little black dress to their wardrobes!
New Years Eve is all about celebration, romance and new beginnings. The start of a new life as husband and wife but also new beginnings for the wedding guests too. As the year that was draws to a close and the new one begins, everyone will be in the mood to celebrate and ring in the new year.
1. Onyx black studs via Pinterest | 2. Baies candle by Diptyue via Mecca Cosmetica | 3. Cosabella Va-Va Voom strapless bra via Journelle | 4. Glass decanter via Z Gallerie | 5. Allie black lace dress via Forever New | 6. Maylen lace and suede black shoes by Jimmy Choo via My Theresa | 7. Black skinny cuff via C Wonder | 8. Red lipstick via Mac Cosmetics | 9. Bride via Pinterest
If you’re planning a New Years wedding, there’s a few things to keep in mind:
- Plan early. On a date like New Years Eve, be sure to book your venue and ceremony location early to avoid disappointment. No doubt there will other couples keen to secure this special date! Don’t forget, New Years Eve is a popular date for charities and fundraising galas/events so some venues may be booked 12-18 months ahead of time.
- Check the curfew time of your wedding venue. Some venues have strict curfews where they need to close by a certain time to avoid noise pollution for nearby residents. It’s always a good idea to double check that your venue will allow you to stick around to see in the new year.
- Notify guests with Save the Dates/invitations ASAP. Give your guests lots of notice so they can get their travel plans and affairs in order. This will be really important for guests who need to travel interstate and book hotels. Hotels are extremely pricey at New Years so they might be able to secure a better deal on rooms and flights if they book early.
- Consider timing of food and drinks. It would be a shame to have a mid-afternoon reception on New Years Eve for your bridal party and guests to then fizzle out early in the evening. A reception time that starts a little later in the evening means that your guests and the bridal party will be bright eyed at midnight when the clock strikes 12!
- Consider transport arrangements. Taxis and cabs might be hard to book on a date like New Years Eve. If you’re looking to organise a wedding on NYE, think about the logistics of getting your guests from the ceremony to the reception. Perhaps book a hotel for the reception that’s within walking distance of the ceremony so you guests can arrive at the reception easily. It’s also a great spot for your guests to stay the night also!
Keep in mind also, New Years Eve means different things to different people. Many people like to do their own thing on New Years and prefer a more private escape with their families whereas some people love to celebrate and bring in the new year with everyone and anyone. Try to make it as easy as possible for your guests to attend the wedding by reserving rooms in hotels early and giving lots of notice.
Credits: white peonies via Pinterest | wedding decor via Weddings by Lilly | city hall bride and groom via One Wed | bride holding gold mirror via Flyaway Bride | Anna Elizabeth cake with gold cherries via Style Me Pretty | model in wedding dress via Pinterest