Tuesday January 10, 2012
A New Year’s Wedding: 9 Tips for a Magical Sparkly Wedding
Has celebrating New Year’s Eve got you thinking about having a wedding that starts in one year and ends in the next?
A New Year’s Eve event should be an elegant affair, so plan a silver and black wedding that your friends and family will reminisce about for years.
Photo by Jessica Claire
Include Clocks as a Key Decorative Element
Since you’re having a New Year’s Eve bash, clocks should be a key decorative element. Have clocks spread liberally throughout your reception, especially as your centerpieces, and pick an appropriate invitation, like this one that contains a countdown on the front.
Gift your groom appropriately with a debonair pocket watch to wear for the day. Engrave something special inside or on the back of the timepiece to make the memento even more meaningful.
Keep your ceremony and reception decorations elegant and simple with a wintery feel.
We’ve covered the ambiance of your event, now onto the fun part—your wedding dress! Channel your inner celebrity and wear two wedding dresses—a long, glamorous gown for the ceremony and a short party dress for the reception. There are so many sparkly wedding dresses options that you’re only limited by your sense of style and your budget.
You can go princess-pouffy with beaded bodices:
Want more of a sexy, siren look on your wedding day? Here are two options:
Forget subtle, go all out with the glitz in a full-length sequin gown:
Want something more unique? Check out these gowns with “wow factor”:
For your accessories, keep it simple. You’re already sporting a lot of sparkle. Find a stunning headpiece and a killer pair of shoes. That’s pretty much all you’ll need.
If you want a little more, pick a sleek shrug and a gorgeous clutch.
The last piece of your wedding day look is your bouquet. It’s the winter, so skip the flowers and add even more bling with a brooch bouquet (a bouquet made out of pins and brooches rather than blossoms). As an added bonus, you can keep your bouquet forever and you can pass them on as an heirloom.
Now on to the party dress! Check out this number:
A couple of sequin gowns that are a little more understated, yet all glamour:
Or maybe strapless dresses suit your style:
Just a couple more:
If your groom is fashionably adventurous, have him wear a silver suit or tuxedo.
If he’s more like most guys, a silver vest and bow tie will have to suffice.
A Nice Party Dress for Your Bridesmaids
For your ’maids, think party dress more than bridesmaids’ dress. Something with a little sparkle and a lot of style. Just make sure their dresses are different enough from your own.
After you finish recovering from ringing in the new year, start planning your New Year’s Eve wedding because, unlike a typical New Year’s Eve, you can’t just figure out what you want to do the night before.