Attention all New Year's Day Brides!
Consider skipping music for your bridal walk down the aisle. Instead, have your bridesmaids greet your guests upon their arrival and hand each of them a wedding bell. When it's time for your entrance, have your officiant instruct the guests to ring their bells "to call in the bride." Walk down the aisle to the sound of the bells and enjoy the resonating excitement all around you.
When you get to the ceremony site, take the arm of your groom and pause while the bells continue to ring. In silence, make a new year's resolution or prayer for your marriage. When you are finished, ring a bell of your own. The officiant can then signal for all bells to stop as you take your places to become married.
Now that's a way to ring in the new year!