14 New Year's Eve Wedding Invitation Ideas

No better way to celebrate a New Year's Eve wedding than with invitations that match the season. Here are 10 ideas to ring in the new year.

By Ruksana Hussain

New Year's Eve Wedding Invitations
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The First Look ✨

  • A New Year’s Eve wedding starts with a festive wedding save the date or invitation to get guests ready for the big celebration and to usher in a new year countdown.

  • Get inspired by the holidays or incorporate your NYE theme into your custom invitations with red, green, burgundy, black, gold, and metallic colors.

  • Add in your own custom photography and use boxed invitations for some extra sparkle.

Planning to ring in the new year by marrying the love of your life? A New Year’s Eve wedding bash is a festive celebration where you can go all out, and Zola is here to help. Whether its invitations to the rehearsal dinner or bridal shower, we have ideas.

The wedding save the dates and invitations are the first thing guests will see to announce the details of your nuptials. They serve to let your guests know the necessary information for your special day. And a festive celebration with the magic of new beginnings and traditional decor calls for custom wedding invitations that set the tone for your wedding. There are so many directions you can go, but here are some ideas for New Years' Eve wedding invitations to get your loved ones excited for your event.

10 Ideas for New Years Eve Wedding Invitations *Photo Credit * // Lindsay Dawn Photography

1. Save the Date

Set the tone for your New Year’s Eve wedding by sending a festive save the date postcard. Use sequins, metallic colors like silver and gold foil, or packets of modern confetti medallions.

Bonus tip: Guests can even bring the packets to the wedding as part of the festivities.

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2. Incorporate a New Year’s Eve Theme

New Year’s Eve is a time for dressing up and partying, so make sure you get your guests in the celebratory mood with your themed wedding invitations. It’s very important to emphasize the theme, as this will give guests an idea of what to wear to a New Year’s Eve wedding ceremony. Use an element of the holiday in it, whether it’s a bottle of Champagne overlay or a clock on a classic black, white, and gold Happy New Year’s Eve invitation. You could also opt for an invite that has lots of confetti-inspired shine to represent a celebration.

Bonus tip: Carry the theme through to your wedding website and other wedding stationery, such as programs, menus, and thank-you cards to keep everything consistent.

Photo credit: Gourmet Invitations

3. Go Classic with Winter Inspiration

Since it’s the holiday season, you can go for the classic touch by incorporating seasonal colors like reds and greens for some yuletide cheer. You can also pair it with metallic colors for a New Year’s Eve party. You can even tap into the winter wonderland by opting for a snowy white and light blue or gray color scheme or color palette with some snowflake details. If that isn’t up your alley, you can also try other dark shades, like burgundy or even black, to create a romantic vibe.

4. Black and Gold Invitations

Wedding invites give a sneak peek into what guests can expect on your big day, so sending out something that will stir up the NYE festivities is the best way to go. Accent black and gold invitations with metallic details, like calligraphy, to help get the party started. Finish the invitations with confetti or tinsel in vellum envelopes. This gives your guests some clue on the attire for the event as well.

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5. Glitter Invitations With Confetti

10 Ideas for New Years Eve Wedding Invitations *Photo Credit * // Sydney Rae Photography

Take your NYE wedding theme to the next level by adding metallic touches, including glittering gold or silver details on the invitation suite. Anything glitter and confetti automatically levels up your party invitation a few notches. Your guests know they will have a gala time and in style. The party tone is already set from the start when you send out DIY wedding invitations that have that much glitz and glamour.

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6. Go Glam

Silver and gold envelopes or sav the date cards with a metallic sheen and sparkling interior hints at a glamorous night. Keep the rest of the invitation simple and modern, so they can shine. A little goes a long way with silver and gold embellishments so keep the overall design clean and crisp. Depending on the size of the invitation you might want to play with the font sizes to ensure no part of the invite is overwhelmingly loud.

Photo credit: Lemon Leaf Prints

7. Custom Photography

If you’re looking for a minimalist wedding invitation that still has some spark but isn’t over the top, consider invites that you can place a custom photograph on. Look for templates that have sparkly metallic confetti as a border for a bit of shine and personality. This is also a great place to feature some photos from your engagement shoot if you’d like. And it gives guests a lovely picture of you to plan to attend your big day.

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8. The Roaring ‘20s

There’s nothing like a glamorous New Year’s Eve wedding theme that comes to life through the invitations. If you are going for 1920s glamour, try a bar of gold and black wedding invite that’s shiny and elegant with the festive script.

Photo credit: Retro Invites

9. Luxurious and Elegant

Formal and sophisticated invitations that have lace trim in whatever color you choose is a way to incorporate the look of a chandelier in a large ballroom. Use shimmer paper inserts, so the lacey look shines.

Photo credit: Elegant Wedding Invites

10. Boxed Invitations

For something truly unique, send your invitation suite in a box. Use wood or another durable material trimmed with velvet or metallic bow. Inside, include all the information that goes on a wedding invitation. Get creative and include a memento or small favor that matches your NYE theme.

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11. Great Gatsby Theme

Go glittery and rose gold and sparklers with a Great Gatsby theme for your New Year’s Eve wedding invitations. An elegant font, exquisite style and art deco approach will truly make your wedding cards stand out. Make sure the design follows through on your envelope and RSVP cards as well.

Photo credit: Cartalia

12. Vintage Glam

Classic, sophisticated, elegant. That’s everything vintage glam and a great way to announce your wedding date and venue too. Go for simple cursive fonts and let the background designs take over. Gold fonts over black or white or black fonts over cream or white backgrounds work well. That’s a party invitation no one wants to refuse.

Photo credit: Margo and Bees

13. Romantic Winter

Bring out all the romance with an invitation featuring heart flurries, shimmer and shine, and all those winter vibes in grey, blue and white combinations. Nothing says love in the winter like a silver and white wedding invitation listing out all your wedding details.

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14. Vintage Clock Designs

Turn to time to give your guests the heads-up about the big day. Feature a vintage clock design on your wedding invitation that signals not just the new year but also the new journey you will be undertaking with your life partner.

Photo credit: Gourmet Invitations

There are so many New Year’s Eve wedding ideas out there, especially when it comes to crafting custom invitations, and Zola is here to help make it an effortless experience.

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