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5 Must-do's for a New Years Eve Wedding

By: Weddings by Velas Resorts / 14 Nov 2019
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Kissing the love of your life at midnight as the crowds cheer and celebrate a fresh new year and a new beginning  as bride and groom with your whole lives ahead of you is a dream come true. 

The glamour and excitement of the season has grown to become a popular (and unforgettable) wedding date. 

Ring in the new year as a new couple, celebrating the union of two souls who've decided to spend the rest of their lives together.


If you're considering a festive New Year's Eve wedding, here are the 5 things you‘ll want to consider to ensure your celebration is unforgettable for everyone in attendance. 


Send the Save the Date Early

New Year's Eve is an ever more popular season for weddings and it's also a time of year where people are traveling and enjoying a few days off for vacation or family. 

That said, if you want to get married on New Year's Eve, it‘s essential to make your wedding reservations well in advance, potentially more than the typical 12 months, to be safe. 

Notify your guests so that they can set aside the date and that they don't make other plans. This rings especially true when you have a destination wedding, it's essential that your friends and loved ones make flight and hotel reservations well in advance.


Confirm Service Hours

On New Year's Eve, many providers don't work normal hours. Some places may want to deliver early in the day or have the evening off, and occasionally photographers don't work after midnight. Be sure to confirm the service hours offered by providers so you don't run into any last-minute surprises. Some wedding providers may charge extra for staying longer at the wedding or for offering their services on a holiday.


Children? Consider Hiring a Babysitter

New Year's weddings usually end very late. If your wedding will include children, you may want to consider hiring a babysitter who can take care of them until the wee hours of the morning so all the parents can enjoy the party longer without worries.


Plan a Memorable Countdown

Honor the traditional in style with a glamorous New Year's Eve celebration and plan a group countdown. Decorate the reception tables with party accessories and noise makers, hats and streamers. 

Ask the waiters to deliver champagne glasses to all the guests a few minutes before midnight so that everyone can raise a glass of bubbly for the new year that's about to begin. 


Hire a Wedding Planner

Planning a wedding at New Year's Eve can be a bit cumbersome, but when you place your wedding in the hands of seasoned wedding experts, you can save the stress, enjoy the season and know that our dedicated wedding planners will take care of each and every detail, book your providers, and check all the boxes to make your wedding day beyond perfect.

At Velas Resorts, we have a host of wedding experts, providers and amenities to make your wedding sparkle at New Year's. 

Leave the kids with us! We have an entertaining Kids' Club with exciting activities and age-appropriate games so your children can enjoy an exciting New Year's Eve and won't miss out on the fun!

Our luxury wedding planners at Velas Weddings are specialists in destination beach weddings and can help you create the New Year's Eve celebration you've always dreamed of. Additionally, our luxury resorts are located in the most exclusive beach destinations in Mexico: Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Casa Velas, Velas Vallarta, Grand Velas Los Cabos and Mar del Cabo.

It‘ll be our pleasure to ensure every detail of your destination New Year's Eve wedding is breathtaking. 

Send us your preferred date below we'll contact you to start organizing your luxurious beach wedding in paradise.

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