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Festive Ideas for a New Years' Eve Wedding

Festive Ideas for a New Years’ Eve Wedding


With New Year’s Eve quickly approaching, there are plenty of couples looking for ideas on how to enhance their New Year’s Eve wedding! New Year’s Eve is infamous for being a night full of celebration. With a wedding on New Year’s Eve, you’re going to get to spend the night with all of the people you love, drink great drinks, eat great food, and dance all night. Plus, there are so many ways you can liven up your wedding on New Year’s Eve to make it an unforgettable night for everyone while ringing in the new year.

Ideas for Your New Years’ Eve Wedding

There are so many ways to add fun ideas to your New Years’ Eve wedding, it’s basically a license to glamour up a night that is already going to be phenomenally decorated. From the obvious gold accents that accompany so many New Years’ Eve weddings, to the cold spark machines that add an indoor firework show to your wedding, there are so many ways to make your New Years’ Eve wedding all that more glamorous. Here are some ideas on how you can add to your wedding on or around December 31.


The first sense of direction you’ll be able to present to your guests regarding your wedding will be the wedding invitations. When you’re holding a wedding on New Year’s Eve, you can add a bit of glitz and glam to the invite.

For example, you can’t go wrong with a black card with beautiful gold accents or a white card with black lettering that provides a throwback feel. A New Year’s Eve wedding allows for a bit more grandiose than a wedding any other day. Why not let the invite reflect that?!


For whatever reason, no color goes better with New Years’ Eve than gold! Adding gold to your centerpieces, wedding invites, napkins, and other décor looks great for a classic New Year’s Eve wedding. However, you can think outside the box when it comes to incorporating color into your wedding.

For example, gold apparel looks great for bridesmaids, and gold accents look amazing when it comes to the groomsmen and groom’s suit. To go a step further, you could even go with a gold wedding dress! After all, it’s your wedding, you can do whatever looks great to you.

Balloon Décor

One simple (and fairly inexpensive) way to make your wedding feel very New Year’s Eve-themed is by adding fun and festive balloon décor. You can either match your wedding colors that you’ve picked out, go with a black and white/classy theme, or go all out on gold.

Whatever colors you choose for your balloons are surely going to help make your New Years Eve wedding feel that much more like getting married on this celebratory date.

Cold Spark Machines

Cold spark machines allow for an indoor firework show without risking any fires. The sparks are cold to the touch, allowing them to be used indoors during your wedding reception. They add a golden spark touch that feels extremely on par with the holiday.

Cold spark machines may be the easiest and most obvious way to show a bit of flair during your New Years Eve wedding reception in Orlando.

Sparkler Exit

To stay on brand with the cold spark machines, a sparkler exit allows for a very similar vibe! This idea is very simple and now used at most weddings.

Have your guests line up outside during your last song and form a sort of tunnel while holding sparklers. You’ll then run through the tunnel of sparklers. This will allow you to exit your wedding in gold sparkly glory, ending your New Years wedding in perfect fashion!

The Countdown

You can’t get married on New Years Eve without celebrating the countdown! If we’re being honest with ourselves, you’ll likely never have a party like this again and what a perfect way to celebrate the new year than with all of your closest family and friends celebrating the best day of your life? This will be the best new years countdown you’ll ever have the opportunity to be a part of.

Simply have the DJ begin a countdown with 10 seconds left and have a song ready for the new year once the countdown is complete. This is a great way to inject a bit more energy towards the end of the night.

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There are so many ways to make your New Years’ Eve wedding in Orlando that much more special in every way. We would love to help you plan and create the perfect wedding day, whether it’s on New Year’s Eve or just any other typical day. Reach out to us today to begin planning your dream wedding with our team!

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