One way to make your wedding a memorable affair is to host it on New Year's Eve. If starting the new year with your new spouse sounds like a romantic wedding option, you'll need to begin planning in advance to ensure you get the right venue, secure your guest list, and get all of the finishing touches you need to make your day special. Here are some things you should consider as you plan your New Year's wedding bash:
Save The Date
People sometimes make plans for New Year's Eve months in advance, so it's a good idea to get your save-the-date cards mailed out as early as possible. Remember that you don't have to have a wedding venue secured before sending out the cards, but you will need to be committed to finding and booking a venue for that date if you are asking people to keep it clear on their calendars. Have a bit of fun with the cards by mailing them along with confetti, noisemakers, or other New Year's party gear.
Book The Venue
New Year's Eve is a popular party night, and that means that party venues can get booked quickly. Make a list of venues you are interested in, and begin calling around for December 31 availability as soon as you have decided on your wedding date. Be prepared to put down more in deposit money than usual to secure a room for this popular date. You may even want to consider having enough money set aside for two deposits in case you are torn between two venues.
Have Fun With Details
Once the date and wedding venue are secured, you can begin to think about the little details that will make your New Year's Eve wedding an exciting occasion. Work with local party rental companies to find chair covers, tablecloths, and other decorative touches for the wedding. Some items, such as chairs and tables, may need to be secured well in advance due to the higher demand for party goods on New Years. This means you should put the deposit money down for these items as soon as you know what you want, as it will help to ensure that you get the items that are perfect for your wedding.
The key to planning a New Year's Eve wedding is to plan early. Work with a wedding planner to find the right wedding venue and get all of the small details figured out so you can enjoy your special day in a big way.