Sparkling, opulent and black-tie are key words to use as inspiration when thinking of a New Year’s Eve wedding theme. It’s all about glamour, glitter and gold.

New Year’s Eve Themed Wedding

For brides and grooms-to-be who love a bit of glitz and glam, throwing a New Year’s Eve wedding is the perfect excuse to go all out with the opulence on your wedding day (as if you need an excuse, in the first place).

Here are our top tips and must-haves to ensure your New Year’s Eve wedding is the most sparkly occasion of the year.

Spectacular Wedding Gown

New Year’s Eve is the one night of the year you can really go all out with your outfit. And your wedding day is the day when all eyes are on you. So, it goes without saying that a New Year’s Eve wedding calls for an spectacular dress. We’re talking floor sweeping gowns, gold detailing, crystal embellishment and dramatic veils.

If we had to name a decade that encapsulates the level of extra you’d want to channel, it’s the 1920s. An era of opulence and excess, it’s the perfect inspiration for a New Year’s Eve wedding theme. We’re loving Eliza Jane’s Roaring 20s collection.

Eliza Jane Howell Astor Body + Pickford Skirt

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Beautiful Bridesmaid Dresses

While you steal the show in an extravagant wedding gown, New Year’s Eve is all about excess and that mean there’s enough sparkle to go around your bridesmaids, too. Full length, sparkle and sass are the look du jour when it comes to your bridesmaids’ dresses at a New Year’s Eve wedding.

Cicinia Bailey One-Shoulder Sequin Dress


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Glittery Wedding Cake

Go for a delicately piped white icing and glittery gold like this beautiful cake from Couture Cakes for an extravagant look that’s almost too good to eat.

3 Tier Gold Sequin Wedding Cake, Couture Cakes


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Sparkling Wedding Stationery

Before the big day comes around, set the tone for your New Year’s Eve wedding with sparkly wedding stationery. Glittery wedding invitations are a great way to let guests know what’s in store for them at your glamorous New Year’s wedding.

Zazzle Elegant Gold New Years Eve Wedding Invitation


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Shimmering Wedding Shoes

If you prefer a traditional white wedding dress then add a touch of gold with your accessories. These iconic Jimmy Choos will add the glittery, glamorous element you need for your theme.

JIMMY CHOO Romy 85 Glitter Stiletto Pumps


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Dazzling Bridal Jewellery

It wouldn’t be a New Year’s Eve theme without some show-stopping costume jewellery. Glitzy Secrets offer a great combination of dazzling set pieces and delicate jewellery for a perfect bridal look. Our top pick is the vintage-inspired Precious Heiress Jewellery Set.


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Crowd-pleasing Confetti

A mix of gold, champagne and cream petals will give you wedding and wedding photographs a luxurious aesthetic, and is something a lot of guests won’t have seen before. Buy this gold matt, champagne, tan and white confetti from Etsy.


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Add an extra bang to the New Year’s themed bash with confetti cannons to release at midnight with this Giant Iridescent Confetti Cannon from Ginger Ray.


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Decorative Place Settings

A glittery gold dipped white feather will look spectacular as place settings at your reception, or even hung in sparkling clusters around your venue. Check out The Wedding of My Dreams for more luxurious wedding decor.

Gold dipped feathers £4.20 for 10 The wedding of my Dreams (3)

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Ruby is Digital Editor of Wedding Ideas and the brand's sister magazines, Baby and Little London. Overseeing Wedding Ideas' online presence, Ruby covers everything from bridal fashion and beauty trends to venues, budgets and whether Brexit will affect your big day. When she's not navigating the world of weddings or scouring the internet for the latest lifestyle and beauty trends, you'll probably find Ruby trawling through the Zara sales, escaping the city for a weekend at the spa or cashing in the discount vouchers at her local Pizza Express. And when that doesn't work, she'll be parked on the sofa midway through a Netlfix crime documentary binge.