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15 Ideas to Include in Your New Year's Eve Wedding

From sparkly attire to festive favors, discover how to have a wedding that rings in the New Year.

As a couple, hosting New Year's Eve nuptials will be a time of reflection on where you've been and a chance to celebrate becoming husband and wife while welcoming the new year.

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Photo: Rob and Wynter Photography

Happy New Year's Eve! As 2020 comes to a close – a relief to so many people around the world, many couples are spending the end of the year reflecting on their first year of marriage, their upcoming wedding (whether postponed or newly planned), or their recent engagement! Regardless of where you are in your relationship and wedding planning timeline, 2021 is sure to be a year of love and celebration with happier days ahead. 

While many brides- and grooms-to-be debate hosting their nuptials on a holiday weekend, a New Year's Eve soirée is one holiday event that will likely be entirely embraced by most of your wedding guests. It will give loved ones something to look forward to and it is a wonderful way to ring in the new year with a fantastic party that will be remembered for years to come. As a couple, hosting New Year's Eve nuptials will be a time of reflection on where you've been as well as a chance to celebrate becoming husband and wife while welcoming the new year.

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Photo by Studio EMP; From Real Wedding: Modern + White New Year's Eve Wedding in Costa Mesa, California

So whether or not you're considering having a New Year's Eve wedding, take a look at 15 festive New Year's Eve wedding ideas that will help you to ring in the new year as husband and wife.

1. Shimmering Bridal Gown

bride in sparkle shimmer bridal gown wedding dress with groom dance floor new year's eve wedding ideas
Photo by Rene Zadori Photography; Floral Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle & Design; From Real Wedding:Blue, White & Gold Wedding at Historic Ballroom in Downtown LA

2. Glitter Invitation Suite with Confetti Motif

Gold glitter wedding invitations with confetti motif design print
Photo by Nakai Photography; From Real Wedding: New Year's Eve Wedding with Glittering Metallic Details in Chicago

3. Hangover Kit Favors

Hangover helper kit for New Year's Eve wedding advil cucumber pads and more
Photo by Rob and Wynter Photography; From Real Wedding: MLB Player's White, Black & Gold NYE Ballroom Wedding in Atlanta

4. Sequin Bridesmaid Dresses

bridesmaid dresses in gold sequin design new year's eve wedding ideas
Photo by Paige Jones; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events; From Real Wedding: Lively, Colorful Wedding at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

5. New Year's Eve Tiaras

New Year's Eve Tiaras and headbands for New Year's eve wedding reception
Photo by Callaway Gable; Planning & Design by Bob Gail Events; From Real Wedding: Festive New Year's Eve Wedding with Surprises in Beverly Hills

6. New Year's Resolutions Guest Book

Guest book alternative idea for New Year's Eve wedding new year's resolutions for bride and groom
Photo by Rob and Wynter Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs; From Real Wedding: MLB Player's White, Black & Gold NYE Ballroom Wedding in Atlanta

7. Countdown Cocktail Napkins

Black cocktail napkins for New Year's Eve wedding confetti countdown design
Photo by Nakai Photography; From Real Wedding: New Year's Eve Wedding with Glittering Metallic Details in Chicago

8. New Year's Hats & Horns

New Year's Eve wedding favors new year's hats and horns on tray
Photo by Rob and Wynter Photography; From Real Wedding: MLB Player's White, Black & Gold NYE Ballroom Wedding in Atlanta

9. Glittering Reception Décor

Glitter reception decor with countdown clock projection gobo lights
Photo by Nakai Photography; From Real Wedding: New Year's Eve Wedding with Glittering Metallic Details in Chicago

10. Balloon Drop

Balloon drop on New Year's Eve for NYE wedding reception
Photo by Studio EMP; From Real Wedding: Modern + White New Year's Eve Wedding in Costa Mesa, California

11. Countdown Clock

Countdown clock at new year's eve wedding reception ballroom venue
Photo by Rob and Wynter Photography; From Real Wedding: MLB Player's White, Black & Gold NYE Ballroom Wedding in Atlanta

12. Vibrant Dance Floor

Vibrant fuchsia pink and black dance floor for New Year's Eve wedding reception live band stage
Photo by Callaway Gable; Floral & Event Design by White Lilac Inc.; Planning & Design by Bob Gail Events; From Real Wedding: Festive New Year's Eve Wedding with Surprises in Beverly Hills

13. Sparkler Exit

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Photo by Karlisch Photography; From Real Wedding: A Festive New Year's Eve Wedding at an Art Deco Venue in Dallas

14. Disco Balls & Exciting After-Party

New Year's Eve wedding reception guests wearing new year's hats and confetti explosion
Photo by Nakai Photography; From Real Wedding: New Year's Eve Wedding with Glittering Metallic Details in Chicago

15. Festive Wedding Favors

Champagne bottle favors for new year's eve wedding
Photo by Studio EMP; From Real Wedding: Modern + White New Year's Eve Wedding in Costa Mesa, California

For more ideas related to the new year, discover 10 reasons to have a New Year's Eve wedding, view ways to incorporate velvet wedding ideas into your big day, and see the pros and cons of saying "I do" on New Year's Eve!