5 Reasons to Get Married on New Year's Eve

Everyone thinks of June and September as the prime wedding months. While it's true that more weddings happen during these months than any other time of the year, that certainly doesn't mean they're the only good times to get married! As we prepare to welcome in the New Year, the team at WhereBridesGo.com thought it would be appropriate to share with you some of our top reasons to get married on New Year's Eve.


Reason #1: People Are Looking For Something Festive To Do

Getting married on or around most holidays can lower your attendance, because most of your guests have vacations or other events already planned. Most people don't plan any trips around New Year's, though, and they will probably be looking for something fun to do to celebrate. What could possibly be more festive and romantic than watching a couple begin their new life together?

Reason #2: Champagne, Champagne, Champagne!

It's no secret that champagne is the classic drink used to ring in the New Year. It's also an incredibly popular beverage at most weddings. Why not combine the two and get double the champagne?! It's a perfect excuse.

Reason #3: Sparklers Are Expected

Let's be honest... A wedding kiss surrounded by sparklers makes for some of the most romantic wedding photos of all time. Having your wedding on New Year's Eve gives you a great excuse to celebrate with sparklers galore.

Reason #4: No One Will Forget Your Anniversary

It's true! Days during other months can blend together, and people (even those in your bridal party) can have trouble remembering your specific anniversary date. Having a New Year's Eve wedding, on the other hand, is so momentous that very few people (if any) will forget your wedding day.

Reason #5: New Year's Eve Weddings Are The Most Fun

Ask anyone who has been to a wedding on New Year's Eve; most of them will say it was the most fun wedding they'd ever been to! There are lots of ways to make your New Year's Eve wedding really pop. For example, you can shower the dance floor in confetti at midnight, you can set up a big TV and watch the ball drop with all your family and friends, or you can even time it so that your wedding kiss happens at the stroke of midnight. No matter how you decide to celebrate, your New Year's Eve wedding is sure to be a big hit.

Happy New Year from WhereBridesGo.com!

Whether or not you're planning to say "I Do" on this awesome holiday, all of us at WhereBridesGo.com want to wish you and your family an absolutely magical New Year! 


~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team

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What Is The Most Popular Marriage Proposal Date?

Merry Christmas from all of us at WhereBridesGo.com! Did you know...



More marriage proposals happen in December than any other month!

In honor of this holiday season (and marriage proposals), we thought we'd take a quick peek at some of the most popular dates for proposals.


December is the Most Popular Proposal Month

The jury is still out on what percentage of proposals happen during December. We found one source that said 16%, one that said 13%, and another on that said 26%! Despite these varying numbers, all of these sources have one thing in common: December is undoubtedly the most popular month for marriage proposals. It probably won't come as a surprise that there are two specific days in December that happen to be particularly popular proposal dates.

December 24th

You guessed it - Christmas Eve is the most popular day of the year for marriage proposals! Thanks to all the snow, the firelight, the candles, and the holiday cocktails, Christmas Eve is one of the most romantic days of the year. It's not surprising that many men (and women) decide to take advantage of it. When your sweetie hands you a small, wrapped box this Christmas Eve... Well, it might be fair to get your hopes up!

December 31st

New Year's Eve comes in as a close second for the most popular marriage proposal date. When the clock strikes twelve, men and women around the U.S. drop to one knee and ask their girlfriends and boyfriends to become their husbands and wives. Since the champagne is already poured and you two are about to begin a whole new year together, New Year's Eve is an absolutely wonderful time for a proposal.

What's Your Proposal Story?

There are lot of different ways couples get engaged over the holidays. Some sneak away for a romantic dinner or a glass of wine by the fireplace, and others choose to pop the question in the middle of family festivities. There's no right or wrong time to get engaged - it's all up to your priorities as a couple. 

Did you get engaged in December? We'd love to hear the story!


~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team

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6 Perks of Having a Winter Wedding

He finally popped the question, and now you're ready to finally completely immerse yourself in planning the wedding of your dreams. While you might find yourself tempted to jump straight into the "fun" stuff, such as picking out your dress or your shoes, there's a much bigger decision that must be made first:


When is the big day going to be?

There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding what day you want your wedding to be. If you're starting from ground zero, our previous blog about how to choose your wedding date has several tips and suggestions to help you get started on the right path! As you narrow in on a certain time of year, keep in mind that different seasons all come with different perks and challenges. For now, though, we thought we'd focus specifically on some of the unique perks associated with winter weddings. 



Perk #1:  Reserving Your Venue is Easier
Despite the cool allure of winter weddings, most couples choose to get married during the warmer months. The good news for couples who opt for a winter anniversary, then, is that you will probably have much better luck reserving your venue on the day of their choice (rather than being forced to use whatever date the venue still has available).

Perk #2:  You Have Better Control Over The Guest Count
If you're looking for ways to keep your guest count down without offending people, having a winter wedding could be the perfect solution. Thanks to unpredictable travel conditions, most people are less likely to attend winter weddings. On the flipside, it could also be easier to have a larger guest count in the winter because your guests are less likely to have scheduling conflicts.

Perk #3:  It's Cheaper
It's no secret that budgeting is one of the biggest stressors associated with planning a wedding. If you're not careful, wedding costs have a way of racking up very quickly. Since winter is the off-season for most wedding professionals, though, holding your wedding in the winter months is as easy save money. Venues, caterers, and photographers are more likely to have cheaper rates (and better availability) during the winter.


Perk #4:  You Get To Enjoy Fun, Wintry Themes
Do you have a soft spot for penguins? Did you and your soon-to-be-husband meet on the ski slopes? If you've ever had a particular affinity for wintry themes, a winter wedding could be perfect for you. From reindeer to penguins to snowmen, winter weddings certainly have their fair share of fun d├ęcor options!

Perk #5:  There's Nothing Like A Snowy Backdrop
This one hardly needs any explanation, because... well, let's be honest. There's nothing more romantic than snuggling up with your special someone on a cold, snowy afternoon! Why not infuse your wedding with that same wintry magic? As an added bonus, snow serves as a fabulous backdrop in wedding photos.

Perk #6:  You Get Special Accessories
When it comes to designing your perfect wedding look, picking out your dress is just the beginning. You also get to decide on your shoes and on a multitude of accessories, such as earrings, necklaces, veils, and bracelets. If you are getting married in winter, you also get to select a bridal wrap or shawl. How romantic is that?

What other perks do you think are associated with having a winter wedding? We'd love to hear your ideas!


~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team

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DIY Emergency Wedding Kit - 22 Must Have Items

No matter how many hours, days, weeks, months, or even years you've spent planning your wedding, you can't guarantee that everything will go perfectly. In fact, you can almost guarantee that something will go wrong at some point - the question is, how are you going to handle it when it does?


As the bride, you shouldn't have to handle most of the last-minute frustrations and stressors that will most likely arise on your wedding day. Delegate your wedding planner and any helpful friends/family (preferably those who volunteer their services in advance) as the ones who will be in charge of handling the day-of questions, such as where to put the extra wine bottles or how to signal to the DJ that it's time to begin the music. However, you should be concerned with any last-minute issues dealing with your or your bridesmaids' dresses, hair, makeup, shoes, etc.

In order to be properly prepared to handle any last-minute wardrobe or accessory malfunctions, we recommend you or one of your bridesmaids put together a "wedding day emergency kit." As your number one wedding planning resource, the team at BridesGo.com is here to help!


Here are all of the materials you need to complete your fail-safe wedding day emergency kit:



These personalized totes serve as a great
carrying case for your emergency kit!
 Hair pins / hair ties
 Toothpicks / dental floss
 Extra panty hose
 Eye drops
 Scotch tape
 Superglue
 Safety pins
 Static-cling spray
 Hairspray
 Tweezers
 Mouthwash
 Miniature sewing kit
 Chapstick
 Tampons
 Razors
 Tic Tacs
 Bottles of water
 Extra earring backs
 Extra nail polish
 Tissues
 Deoderant
 White chalk (to cover up last-minute stains)



Every bride's emergency kit is a little bit different, but this should get you started in the right direction. Feel free to add/subtract items from this list as you see fit! 

If you're looking for a convenient place to store all of the items in your emergency kit, WhereBridesGo.com has some adorable personalized totes to choose from!


~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team

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