How to host a New Year's Eve Wedding

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I hope you are all enjoying a beautiful Christmas with family and friends, I was determined to get a couple of hours screen time to post for the final time this year in between building Barbie Mall’s and unicorn adventures!!
Are you recently engaged are you pondering when to get married, well if there was ever a time of year that made a statement then ‘New Year’s Eve’ is top of the list.  This is the one date in the calendar people expect to dress up, so think dress code – black tie, 1920’s or masquerade – your party will be oozing glamour, sparkle, style and sophistication!  Just remember to give people plenty of notice and clear instructions.
A few things to bear in mind, you may have to do some shopping around for this sought after date; many venues will already be hosting a New Year’s Eve ball and may have capacity for your celebration but do you really want to share your venue with other New Year’s Eve revellers?  Start looking around early and don’t be surprised if you have to opt for the date 2 years in advance… Check there is availability to get married on this date with your registrar, church or celebrant and be mindful that many suppliers may not be able to accommodate this date, be prepared to act quickly and secure key suppliers early on.  Flowers may be limited, being flexible and maybe incorporating silk flowers is something to discuss with your florist.  Will you be looking for a honeymoon destination, further afield such as Thailand or New Zealand for sunshine and closer to home for Winter snow think Iceland, France or Munich, options are boundless!
New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve provides a sense of expectation, it is after all the biggest party of the year; think about the decor and special touches that will give your party that decadent and glamorous feeling. Go to town with candles if allowed or fake it with twinkly lights.  Champagne cocktails in beautiful glassware with hints of sparkling sugar encrusted on the glass. Sumptuous chocolate canape’s and maybe soulful bowl food served in small portions, rather than a formal sit down celebration.  Absolutely no turkey, most of your guests are likely to have formal sit down meals during the christmas period so this is a great time to do something different.  If you were ever considering a second dress for the evening then this is an absolute must, the chance to make a second entrance is the ultimate statement.
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Our favourite colour pallettes would include metallics, gold and blush pink but equally navy and gold and black and gold work really well.
New Year's Eve
The countdown to midnight will be the height of the party but make sure your venue has a late licence, finishing just after midnight would be a seriously bad call.  Think about your older and younger guests and make sure there is a lounge area where guests can relax.  For the children I would be asking if the venue had another room the kids could retreat to and set this up with movies and sleeping bags, hiring in a childcare professional to oversee the room would allow the adults to enjoy the party.  On the other hand there is a lot to be said for having an adult only bash – Yes I said it!! I know as a parent it is difficult to enjoy a good party while the kids are around you are conscious of bedtimes and once it gets dark keeping tabs on them can be stressful.
We hope your feeling inspired and if you got engaged this christmas – Congratulations!!!
Happy New Year and see you on the other side…
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