New Year's Eve is traditionally a very popular day for a wedding, and chances are most everybody has been invited to one at some point. But there are people who think there are drawbacks to planning a wedding on a holiday. Here are some pros and cons to the argument.
Pros. One thing you can count on is that people are looking for a party on New Year's Eve. Why not be the one to throw it and have it be your wedding? Also, if you get married at a venue that is also a hotel, you are assuring that your loved one won't be out on the roads. Your New Year's Eve wedding will surely be spectacular, as there are a variety of themes to incorporate. How about sparklers on the cake, or as part of the Grand Entrance? A balloon drop at midnight accompanied by a champagne toast, and noisemakers as favors. Near the guest book, have a list where your guests can write in a New Year's Resolution for you. By having a New Year's Eve wedding, you are almost assuring that your guests will stay at least until midnight, which might be later than some would have stayed on any old Saturday night.
Cons. Having a New Year's Eve wedding can also be seen as being selfish, as you are ultimately requiring your friends and family to attend your wedding, and limiting their options. Many couples prefer to share quiet nights alone each year, which will be unavoidable if they attend your wedding. Because of this, you may experience more cancellations or no shows than you would on a different day. Many halls also throw New Year's Eve parties at their venue, which may limit their availability. You are also requiring all of your vendors to give up their New Year's Eves as well, and some will charge accordingly.
What are your thoughts on New Year's Eve weddings? Post your comments!
Tom Santilli has been in the Detroit wedding industry since 2002, and in that time has established himself as one of the top in his field. His company, Complete Video Solutions , was named as the #1 Best Wedding Videographer in Detroit by local brides and Channel 4 5 consecutive years, 2010-2014, and was currently inducted into TheKnot.com's "Vendor Hall of Fame." He also has won several awards for his wedding production, and is a member of WEVA (Wedding & Event Videographers Association.) As the Detroit Wedding Examiner, he has helped hundreds of brides with their weddings, with a local knowledge not found anywhere else. Being in the industry for so long, he is an expert in all areas of wedding planning, not just videography. He welcomes your questions, article suggestions, or feedback, and he can be reached