New Year’s Eve wedding ideas

Tying the knot on New Year’s Eve is a great way to combine celebrations. Everyone will be in the mood for a party, and it will be great fun seeing in the New Year as a newly married couple. What a way to start your new lives together. Here are some ideas to help it all go off with a bang.

Champagne bar

You can’t have New Year’s Eve without champagne. You can’t have a wedding without …well you get the idea. So why not buy in some Bollinger and dish out the Dom Perignon at a champagne bar?

New Year’s Eve wedding ideas


Everything really will go off with a bang at midnight when the frieworks start going off.

New Year’s Eve wedding ideas

Resolution guest book

Get all your guests to sign your wedding guestbook and state their New Year’s resolution. Then you can keep track of who is sticking to their guns throughout the year.

Midnight confetti drop

As the clock strikes midnight, shower your guests with confetti in an unforgettable moment.

New Year’s Eve wedding ideas


New You favours

Send your guests away with a goodie bag that will help them get over their new year hangovers.


Season’s greetings from The Wedding Portugal

So, somehow we’re just a few days away from Christmas once again, and 2017 reaches its end. It’s been another fantastic year here at The Wedding Portugal, doing what we love best: planning and delivering stunning weddings in one of the most beautiful countries on the planet.

Season’s greetings from The Wedding Portugal

From vineyards to castles to sun-kissed beaches, our happy couples have celebrated in style throughout the year and there’s more to come in 2018.

Season’s greetings from The Wedding Portugal

If you’re thinking about tying the knot in the coming year or even beyond, then have a look at our website to find out more about the comprehensive planning services we offer, our stunning venues or to look at the gallery of the weddings we’ve staged over the last year. Get inspired by our decoration ideas, and start thinking about your own big day. Or you can get in touch to have a chat about your plans.

Season’s greetings from The Wedding Portugal

And in the meantime, have a wonderful festive season full of joy, love and happiness.

Five more reasons you need a wedding planner

In last week’s blog, we detailed five very good reasons why you should always enlist the help of a wedding planner. But you didn’t thing we were done there did you? We could go on for weeks. But for now, here are five more very convincing ways a planner can help.

A useful advocate

Weddings can involve a healthy dose of politics. There are plenty of vested interests and not everyone shares the same ideas. A wedding planner can be a very useful mediator in tricky situations. Need someone to tell the mother in law to stop meddling? Then a planner has the skills and authority to do it without hurting anyone’s feelings.


Five more reasons you need a wedding planner

Save money

We mentioned in last week’s post that a planner can help you bring it on budget. But did you know they could actually help you save money? Planners have contact networks that can actually save back the money you spend on them, making them an essential wedding tool.

Five more reasons you need a wedding planner


Planners also know which vendors, services and venues you can trust to deliver exactly what you want. If you’re planning by yourself then it’s always a gamble using service providers you have no prior experience with.

Five more reasons you need a wedding planner


Your wedding experience should be one you enjoy and remember fondly. A planner can make this happen, ensuring that you and your partner are happy and relaxed throughout the process.

Five more reasons you need a wedding planner


Planners are expert listeners, knowing that it’s your vision that needs to be realised. They’ll take note of what you want, helping you to realise your dream.

Five more reasons you need a wedding planner

Five reasons why you need a wedding planner

Now, it might come as no surprise that we think that a wedding planner is an essential part of any truly magical wedding. But if you still don’t want to believe us, here are five very good reasons why we wedding planners are indispensable.


Unless you’re incredibly lucky, you probably have a budget for your wedding. Any when you start the planning process you will almost certainly realise that it won’t go as far as you’d like. That is, unless you have a wedding planner keeping on top of every penny, sourcing deals and using their extensive contact network to bring your wedding in on budget.

Five reasons why you need a wedding planner


Your wedding day is supposed to be the best of your life. So do you really want to spend it worrying about why the caterers are late or why the tables have ben set up in the wrong place? Let a planner handle the details, leaving your free to enjoy your big day.

Five reasons why you need a wedding planner


Once you and your planner have agreed upon your wedding ideas, they’ll fight tooth and nail to make sure you get everything exactly as you want it. Planners have a knack of being able to persuade venue managers, catering bosses and others that what you want is really the best thing for everyone. (Just don’t ask us how we do it).

Five reasons why you need a wedding planner


During the course of your wedding day there are a thousand things that can go wrong. And it only needs one to happen for the whole thing to be derailed. Your planner will be there , keeping all the plates spinning so everything goes off with bang (and at the right time).

Five reasons why you need a wedding planner


This may or may not be your first wedding (although with any luck it will be your last). But the chances are you’ve done this once or twice before at most, if it’s not completely new to you. A wedding planner will have done this several or more times a year, every year, perhaps even for decades. So, they’ve got the right experience. And believe us, it really, really helps.

Five reasons why you need a wedding planner