Everything You Need To Know About Planning A New Year’s Eve Wedding
New Year’s Eve is the perfect holiday for a fabulous wedding celebration. You will begin a new year as husband and wife, and all of your guests will be ready to party. You will also have the opportunity to use a New Year’s Eve theme for your wedding and go all out with décor! There are plenty of positives about having a NYE wedding, but also several things you need to keep in mind if you want your wedding to be a success. The following outlines everything you need to know about planning a NYE wedding.
• Planning Will Need To Begin Early
NYE is a popular date and an extremely busy time at most venues. You will not only be competing with other couples, but with all types of NYE celebrations. It is absolutely critical that you begin your planning early to ensure you can lock in your desired venue. It will also be more difficult to get caterers, photographers and entertainment so make sure you get these booked as soon as you can after securing the venue.
• You Need To Give Guests More Notice
NYE is a busy time and many people go away over Christmas and NYE. Make sure you give your guests plenty of notice so that they don’t make other plans. If there are people that you must have at your wedding (such as family and best friends), it may be worth checking with them first to ensure they can attend your NYE celebration.
• Things Will Be More Expensive
Given the intense competition for NYE events, things will be more costly. Expect to pay a premium on all of your wedding services (including venue, catering and entertainment) simply because it is on NYE.
• Your Reception Should Include A Countdown
Even if you decide against a NYE theme in favour of something that is more you, you should still have a NYE countdown during your reception. If people are giving up their NYE to celebrate your wedding, they will probably expect a countdown. It’s a fun way to bring in the new year and adds extra excitement to your wedding reception.
• Logistics Will Need To Be A Priority
With all of the NYE events happening on this date, logistics will need to be a higher priority then they usually would. Roads will be busy and sometimes even blocked to allow for car and foot traffic. Make sure that you take this into consideration when putting together your itinerary as you need to allow time for guests to arrive and get between the ceremony and reception, especially if they are at different venues.
• All Staff Should Be Thanked Appropriately
Remember that everybody who works to provide services should be given a special thanks for being a part of your wedding on NYE. Yes, they are getting paid, but they are also giving up their holiday celebrations to make your dream wedding come true. A little acknowledgment will go a long way in making the staff feel appreciated!
A NYE wedding can be an exciting celebration, just remember to keep these things in mind so that everything goes smoothly.