10 Ideas for Your New Year's Eve Wedding

New Year Wedding Balloon Arch

If your wedding is the weekend before NYE - or on the night itself! - it's the perfect excuse to surround yourself with the sparkliest, loveliest goodies! The easiest place to find the perfect trinkets for your New Year's Eve wedding? Etsy, of course.

For this installment of Garter Girl Loves, I rounded up 10 super simple ways to help ring in the new year at your wedding. It's a collection of New Year's Eve wedding ideas, I'm getting in the festive mood just writing this! 

Getting married on New Year's Eve is so fun and festive and your wedding guests will love it because they have something to do on the most fun night of the year! And, your guests (and your fiance!) will always remember your wedding anniversary! 

When you get married on a holiday, it can get really over-the-top really fast and you can get a little too into a theme! Don't feel like everything for your NYE wedding has to be all sparkles and all glitz and glam. There are sophisticated and subtle ways to be festive for a NYE wedding without going crazy. Unless, of course, sparkles is your thing any day of the year! In this case, definitely go for sparkle on your NYE wedding day!

Here is a round up of some fun and easy ways to celebrate a New Year's Eve wedding...

Sparkle Tulle Wedding Garter

Shop this sparkle wedding garter:

Putting some sparkle into your New Year's Eve wedding doesn't have to only be about the bride, but that's certainly a great place to start! First, a sparkle wedding garter that's both feminine and perfect for the occasion.


Swarovski Crystal Bridal Headband

Shop this glam wedding tiara:

Made By: Ellee Couture Boutique

Another great place to infuse some glam into your wedding day is your accessories. If you want to go all out (it's your big day, after all!), pick a decadent tiara that'll make everyone's jaw drop.


Gold Star Bridal Headband

Shop this delicate bejeweled headpiece:

Made by: Rachel Chaprunne


Starburst Hair Barettes

Shop this dainty hair comb:

Made By: Wild Gold Jewelry

If you want to dial it back even more for your wedding day look, try a bejeweled hair comb in your hair. Whether you incorporate comb into how you wear your veil or not, it's a beautiful and unexpected way to capture the glitter of NYE and the elegance of your wedding day.


Personalized Champagne Flutes

Shop these sparkly glasses:

Made by:  White Confetti Box

Now that the bride is taken care of, a treat for the bride and her bridesmaids: personalized champagne flutes. Since you'll probably be popping some bubbly the morning of your wedding, this is a perfect gift to thank your maids for all their friendship, and hard work! The glittery personalization means they won't lose track of their glass at the reception, and even for New Year's Eves to come, they'll remember this special day.


Pop Fizz Clink Shirt

Shop these fun tees:

Made by: The Long Giraffe

Another fun addition to the getting-ready bash before your wedding ceremony is a glitzy themed t-shirt for the bride and your bridesmaids. Matching shirts for the bridal party are a great way to celebrate the fun of the morning of the wedding, and make for great pictures! A V-neck t-shirt ensures that nobody's hair or makeup will be mussed as they change into their bridesmaid dress and you into your wedding dress.

For more wedding fashion advice, be sure to check out this post that I wrote on what to wear the morning of your wedding! And, you can get my Ultimate Bridal Fashion Timeline too! You'll know exactly what to order when for your wedding day style! 


Velvet Sequin Hair Bow

Shop these adorable bows:

Made by: Doodlelidoo

And we can't forget about your littlest bridesmaid of all - your flower girl! While you won't want to go too far with the flower girl on your NYE wedding, since she'll likely be running and tumbling throughout the wedding reception, a sequined hair bow is the perfect touch of sparkle to make her feel like she's one of the "big girl" bridesmaids.


glitter cake topper

Shop this wedding cake topper:

Made by: Tender Love Card Stock

Your wedding decor for your New Year's Eve wedding is also a great place to infuse some glitz into an otherwise modern, rustic, or edgy wedding reception event. For some NYE fun that's sure to make an impact, try a personalized wedding cake topper covered in glitter! I love this glitter wedding cake topper!


New Years Eve Wedding Balloon Arch

Shop these fun balloons:

Made by: Poptastic Party Shop

Confetti balloons are an easy way to incorporate some confetti into the New Year's Eve wedding celebration...minus having to actually clean up any confetti! These confetti balloons can be tied to the wedding reception chairs at the head table, as a backdrop in your photo booth, or a way to let guests know they've found your wedding venue.

So many fun ways to incorporate balloons into your wedding! And, they are an easy way to make a huge impacts for New Year's Eve weddings!


New Years Wedding Confetti Poppers

Shop these confetti poppers:

Made by: White Confetti Box

If actual confetti is what you're going for to ring in the new year at your wedding, why not use confetti for your grand exit at the end of your wedding reception or ceremony? These confetti poppers are easy to hand out to wedding guests for the procession, especially if it coincides with the clock striking midnight! Placed in some cute baskets by the reception exit door, your wedding guests will be armed and ready to see you off after the reception fun!

Be sure to tell your wedding photographer that you have an "exit" from your wedding planned. Confetti, bubbles, flowers, sparklers - whatever you choose -your wedding photographer must be in the loop! Your photographer needs to know so they can plan to stay until the end of your wedding and so they know to be ready!


A New Year's Eve wedding is a great way to blend a holiday into your big wedding day, and the perfect reason for your wedding guests to dust off their sparkliest outfits and party the night away. Even if your NYE big day is more subtle, more simple, or more rustic, even a few touches of sparkle or glitter will have folks raving over your NYE wedding for years to come.

Remember, a little glitter goes a long way even at a wedding!

For more glam garter ideas, check out my modern wedding garters.

With Love,

The Garter Girl



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