If you're planning your wedding, and you want a holiday event, don't pass up the chance to have a new years eve wedding. Having a new years eve wedding will give you the opportunity to throw the biggest, most memorable celebration your friends and family will never forget. Not only that, but you'll be able to begin the new year celebrating with your new spouse. Throwing a new years eve wedding will take some careful planning though. To help get you started, here are three steps you'll need to remember when you're planning your new years eve wedding extravaganza.
Don't Skip the Save-the-Dates
You might think that the save-the-dates are a formality that you can skip. However, when it comes to planning a holiday wedding, especially one on new years eve, you can't afford to skip that step. People start planning their new year's festivities well in advance, which means they may have their plans set in stone before you ever send out the invitations, especially if you skip the save-the-date mailers. To make sure that your friends and family are ready for the event, and have time to adjust their schedules, you should mail out your save-the-dates at least six months in advance. If you're only giving yourself six months to plan your wedding, you need to mail out the save-the-dates as soon as you've confirmed the date.
Get Those Invitations Out Early
You may have sent out your save-the-dates, but it's not official until you send out the invitations. Don't make the mistake of thinking that the save the dates will serve as your invitations. They won't. Your guests are going to be expecting the invitation. If they don't get one, they may end up making their own new years eve plans anyway. To make sure your guests are given enough time to prepare for your wedding, and that they don't make other plans, you'll need to mail out your invitations about two months before your actual wedding date. That means, if you're planning your new year's wedding, you'll need to send out those invitations no later than November 1st.
Make It a Night to Remember
If you've decided to get married on new years eve, you've got to make it a night to remember. You and your guests are going to be spending new years eve together. Go ahead and plan an evening wedding, so that the reception can go right into the perfect new years eve party time. Don't forget to include plenty of champagne for that midnight toast.
To learn more, contact a wedding venue like Georgios Banquets, Quality Inn & Suites Conference Centre.