New Year’s Eve is always an anticipated night that brings champagne, sparkle, confetti and lots of excitement. Ironically enough, those are the very same elements you may want to incorporate into your wedding day. So what better way to ring in the new year than by tying the knot with your fiance? You’ll still get a kiss at midnight, but this time, it will seal your new relationship status as husband and wife. Get inspired with all of my winter wedding ideas below for a glitzy, art deco-inspired New Year’s Eve soiree:
Choose a color palette
Everyone loves getting glammed up on New Year’s Eve, so how about a sophisticated color palette to match? Stick with a neutral base, such as black and white, and pair it with glittering metallics like gold and silver. These hues set the tone for a fun, modern vibe on your wedding day. Plus, the color palette is so versatile that it can be paired perfectly with any other shades.
Get the word out with invitations
Send out your wedding invitations about six to eight weeks before the big day. People typically make their New Year’s plans far in advance, so this will give them enough time to clear their schedules and be sure they can attend the special event. Give your online wedding invitations a bit of New Year’s Eve flair with this eye-catching Gold Medallion Invitation. An art deco-style golden arch draws attention to the top of your stationery and “Join Us To Celebrate” is written out in bold, shimmering lettering. Gold foil is used to give your invites a glamorous touch. You may even want to include some gold confetti in the envelope or seal the invites with a metallic sticker.
Think outside the box for boutonnieres
Your groom, along with his groomsmen, will all need boutonnieres for your nuptials. Boutonnieres add a little something extra to their dapper suits. Typically, you’ll see flowers on their lapels, but a New Year’s Eve wedding is a truly special occasion, so why not put a fun spin on tradition? This groom certainly did by adding a gold and white party popper to his suit jacket. To coordinate, his bride integrated shimmering party poppers into her bright pink bouquet to keep with the New Year’s Eve theme.
Diamonds, sequins and crystals … oh my!
Have you said “yes” to your New Year’s Eve wedding dress yet? The beauty of this extravagant holiday is that you can get away with as much sparkle on your outfit as you want. Opt for an ivory art deco-inspired wedding dress adorned with plenty of crystal and diamond embellishments, or complement your white gown with a shimmering gold belt or a pair of metallic statement heels.
Of course, if you would rather stick with the traditional white dress, you can let your girls rock the glitter instead. It’s safe to say that I’ve fallen in love with this bridesmaids dress. The bodice of the gown is covered in gold sequins, and the full skirt is made of delicate tulle to complement the intricate detailing on the top of the dress. The brunette bridesmaid paired her ensemble with an arrangement of beautiful berry-colored flowers for the perfect pop of color.
Make a statement on your dessert table
Aside from you and your groom, of course, your cake is likely to be the centerpiece of the reception. After all, everyone is going to be wondering what they’ll get to indulge in for the dessert course. To keep consistent with your color palette, consider a creamy white cake adorned with gold confetti made out of fondant.
These newlyweds used a metallic-hued bar cart to display their tiered confection. To complete their display, they added a plate of blush-and-gold-colored macarons, some golden ornaments and a bottle of champagne chilling in a clear glass vase.
Celebrate when the clock strikes midnight
How are you and your guests going to ring in the new year? Well, offer plenty of champagne for a midnight toast, and provide everyone with their very own confetti poppers. When the clock strikes midnight, a slew of shimmering confetti will shoot off into the air. You can even get crafty and make your own glitter-filled poppers with this simple downloadable template. Let your photographer know ahead of time that this is happening – these colorful poppers will produce some pretty amazing pictures.
This awesome sign that I found via Wedding Chicks truly speaks to the celebration vibe of a New Year’s Eve wedding, saying, “Time to drink champagne and dance on the table.” This is a rule that I’m sure your guests won’t mind abiding by.
Give you and your groom a proper send-off
A New Year’s Eve wedding certainly deserves a dramatic send-off for you and your new spouse. Sparklers are the perfect way to wrap up the glitz and glamour factor of the evening. Ask your guests to form a tunnel with their sparklers to illuminate a stunning walkway for you and your groom to exit through.
How are you decorating your New Year’s Eve wedding? Share your thoughts with me!
Photo Credit: Groom: Scott Lawrence via Style Me Pretty, Shoes: Flory Photo via Style Me Pretty, Couple with clocks: The Photography Haley Sheffield via Style Me Pretty, Confetti Poppers: DIY Weddings, Sign: Jamie Lauren Photography via Wedding Chicks, Bridesmaid Dress: Tonya Joy Photography via Grey Likes Weddings