What isn’t to like about there being a public holiday the day after your wedding, catering to the sore heads that may appear after a good night celebrating with you?
New Years is already a day filled with jollification, so why not take the opportunity to provide your friends and family with another reason to party by scheduling your wedding day on New Years Eve. And if you’re set to party in to the night, you’ll be greeted into married life, and the new year, with fireworks ~ bonus!
Some things to consider:
- Ensure you are ready to cater for your guests into the wee hours of the night, as guests are more likely to continue the party on this day in particular. Maybe a late afternoon/evening ceremony?
- Make sure there is at least enough champagne for everyone to have a glass after the countdown at midnight
- Have an over abundance of props and supplies (dorky glitter hats, horns, sparklers, poppers, etc)
- Check as to whether your venue has a location where you’ll be able to see the fireworks ~ and make sure you have access
- Make a wedding gratitude jar or black board where everyone can provide you with well wishes, not just for the new year but for you as a married couple now officially forging your way in the world together
- There will inevitably be high costs associated with suppliers working on New Years Day, and some may even put a surcharge on having to work on New Years Eve, depending on the services being provided. Be aware of the added costs and ensure it fits into your wedding budget
- Pre book your transportation to get you (and your guests) home from the wedding reception
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