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New Year’s Eve is a great reason to party and so is a wedding. Combined you can have a lot of fun.  You have two choices: have your wedding and reception as per usual but break out traditional New Year’s apparel and activities close to midnight, or have your whole evening the New Year’s Eve party.  If the latter is the case I would suggest having your wedding later then usual, with your reception a late dinner.  But speak to your guests and see what they think about having their New Year’s party your wedding reception.  People make plans well in advance for New Year’s Eve, so I recommend that if you want a big bash, plan and book people in as soon as you can so that you are their number one choice for New Year’s Eve fun.

New Year’s Eve colours are usually black, gold and silver, so make those your wedding colours. There are many bouquet and boutonniere arrangements that would look so fabulous for a nighttime wedding. And of course, one can add an extra splash of elegance by making your wedding a black tie event!

Here are a couple of stunning bouquets I found on http://www.budgetdreamweddings.com

For stunning visual effect wedding inviations take a peek at WedWebTalks for some fabulous ideas!

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Wondering what to do for table favours at your New Year’s Eve wedding? Have small bottles of wine as part of your gifts to your guests with noise makers, party hats and confetti available for them close to midnight. The LCBO carries 200 ml bottles of Niagara Region red and white wines such as Jackson Triggs Proprietor’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc at $4.45, Inniskillin Vidal Ice Wine (50 ml) at $7.95 bottle or Pellar Estates Selection Chardonnary (200 ml) for $3.45. These little bottles, all dressed up, would be great thankyou’s for your guests, and a wonderful support of our regional wineries! And don’t forget to check out their websites for tours and specials this winter.

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Masquerades are a traditional party form for New Year’s Eve. Invite your guests to join in the fun by bringing their own masks, or you can purchase inexpensive ones at dollar stores and have them at the front table. Here are some sites you might like:

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And if you really, really, love to collect masks, you can’t beat the collection at www.maskitalia.com for that perfect mask. Yeow!

Pictured above: from Mask Italia - a beautiful half mask with a laser-cut swan and Austrian crystals Very elegant and ideal for a bride.

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