Complete Weddings + Events is the leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, DJ services, coordination, and photo booth rental in North America.
Complete has been starting parties, telling unique wedding stories, and bringing people together since 1974. In fact, we’ve helped plan and execute more than 300,000 events, including more than 13,000 weddings a year.
We stay ahead of the tech curve, and we train our staff to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and quality work at an affordable price.
When you want expert photos, high-definition videos, and a gorgeous soundtrack, you need professionals who are passionate about creating things that last.
At Complete, we do:
Complete Weddings + Events has been in partnership with Global Partners in Hope the last seven years. Complete and our customers have raised the funds that built 5 clean water wells in remote areas of Mali and Togo, West Africa. In recent years, we’ve shifting our focus from water wells to raising money for a medical center along with supplies and medicine with help from our friends in the wedding industry. The neonatal and women’s medical center are complete, and we now plan to raise enough money to support the facility for a year! Let’s #DoGoodTogether!
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To pay the deposit and officially lock in your date with Complete Weddings + Events, visit completeeventmanager.com. Add in your email address and password (provided from your event consultant) to log in to your online account and make a deposit or payment.
Yes – Bundling our services together only benefits the customer! Our team of photographers, videographers, DJs and photo booth attendants have worked together on many events and do it in an efficient and fun way! There is also typically savings involved when you bundle Complete Weddings + Events services together.
If your ceremony is in a different location as your reception, the Complete Weddings + Events team is able to travel between both locations. Many weddings need photography, videography, sound, or music for both their ceremony and reception, and we can build a package that accommodates your specific situation! Depending on where the ceremony and reception are located in comparison to one another, there could potentially be mileage fees.
Having your ceremony and reception in the same place can be convenient for you and your guests, especially if you have a late afternoon or evening ceremony when the cocktail hour or dinner is starting right after the wedding ceremony. Many venues even have separate space available for the ceremony, so there is no need to flip the room, or the venue may have space for the cocktail area so guests can leave while the staff prepares the room for the reception and dinner. It’s all up to you!
If you need more time than what you booked prior to your event, you’re able to add time on at any point (even the night of) with any Complete Weddings + Events service! Just let us know, and we’ll take care of you on your special day!
Gratuity is not included in the Complete Weddings + Events’ services rate. Whatever you feel is best to tip your professional(s) at the end of the night is up to you! While 10% to 20% tips for wedding vendors is a guide, nothing is expected, but it’s always appreciated!
Unfortunately, our contracted hours are consecutive and not able to be split up on one single day. Our professionals are more than happy to help with whatever you need, and will always be doing something to better their service for you throughout your contracted time with them.
If downtime allows, our team of photographers and videographers will be capturing footage of guests, décor, venue, and unique details of the day. Our DJ will play background music, hold doors open while greeting guests, take song requests, and get guests ready for the next event whether it’s cake cutting, dinner, or the first dance. Our photo booth operators will invite guests to the photo booth or remind them when it’s about to be available, when the line has lessened, or when it’s about to close to make sure it’s used to it’s fullest!
Complete Weddings + Event’s just requires the deposit at the time of reserving your service. The deposit is no additional charge; it goes towards paying off part of your package. You can then pay whenever/however you’d like, as long as the remaining balance is paid off up to 30 days before your event (depending on your event location), you’re good to go!
When choosing Complete Weddings + Events uplighting, you’re able to choose the color(s) of your uplights! Most couples like to have them coordinate with their wedding color-scheme!
Short answer – yes! If you don’t already have a wedding planner and don’t plan to get one, a day-of coordinator takes the stress of your shoulders so you can relax on your actual wedding day for less than the cost of a wedding planner. They make sure your wedding is set up perfectly to your vision, make sure your vendors arrive on time, and are your go-to for anything you need that day! If there’s an issue, you will never know because they got it. They got you!
The price of a wedding DJ varies depending on length of service requested and the date and location of the wedding ceremony and wedding reception. The average Complete Weddings + Events wedding DJ costs between $895 and $1,795 with the price depending on location and date. Complete Weddings + Events Wedding DJs take on many responsibilities during a wedding reception including, but not limited to, managing the flow of events, releasing tables for dinner, assisting with dance floor rules and clean-up, and giving any house-keepings announcements, announcing the wedding party and introducing anyone giving speeches.
Most wedding reception DJs are hired for 5 or 6 hours. Additional DJ or Emcee time is sometimes needed if you will need music or sound during your wedding ceremony.
A DJ will emcee your event and conduct the announcements and introductions. They have more of a variety of music to choose from so you can hear all of your favorite songs vs. a band who typically has a set playlist. You will also save a lot more money hiring a DJ, whereas a band can cost sometimes three times as much anywhere from $3,000-$6,000.
Since most weddings are private events, typically the couple and their families do not want outside guests or ”wedding crashers” to attend. In respect for the couple and event hosts, we do not allow guests to attend private events to see our staff. We also customize each event to adhere to the specific couple and their requests, so each wedding Complete Weddings + Events DJs perform at is so different.
This is your day; whatever you want to listen to can be played! You’re able to customize your own wedding playlist (as much or as little as you’d like)! The DJ plays your music preferences and makes sure the requests given by your guests fit within the guidelines you have provided your DJ.
The price of a wedding photographer varies depending on length of service requested and the date and location of event(s). The average Complete Weddings + Events wedding photographer is hired for eight hours. A wedding photographer for eight hours costs between $1,495 and $2,495 depending on the date and location of event(s).
Receiving a full print release of your photographs is always a good idea so you can print the photos without a watermark anywhere, at any time you need. Complete Weddings + Events gives you these full rights to get your photos printed wherever you’d like. We also provide you with your photos in an online gallery so you can easily order prints, albums and other memorbilia easily online. At Complete Weddings + Events, our goal is to shoot photos for you to have as a forever keepsake.
Your photographer will reach out to you about a month out from your wedding date to setup a time to meet with you and go over all the details for your special day! They’ll also help you finalize your timeline if you haven’t done that yet, too!
Having a second photographer for the full day is completely up to the couple! We recommend at least having a second photographer for about 4 to 6 hours to be able to capture both the getting ready events, both wedding parties and family in a timely manner, and both reactions for the first look and the wedding ceremony. With so much going on before the actual wedding reception (sometimes in two separate locations), it is a huge benefit to have a second photographer for the morning events through the wedding ceremony and family photos. After that, one photographer is absolutely able to capture everything you need.
It typically takes about 8-10 weeks (up to 12 weeks during peak wedding season) for our post-production team to edit your photos/video and get it back to you!
Yes, all of the Complete Weddings + Events photographers are professionals and able to give direction for you and your family/bridal party/friends. You’re able to work with them ahead of time to make sure they know of specific shots you’d like captured on your special day!
The price of a wedding videographer varies depending on length of service requested and the date and location of event(s). The average Complete Weddings + Events wedding videographer is hired for eight hours. The average wedding videographer for eight hours costs between $1,495 and $2,495 depending on the date and location of event(s).
You can help give suggestions on what kind of style and type of music you’d like incorporated throughout your highlight video if you’d like! Due to licensing rights, there are restrictions with certain songs that we need to be abide by. If you do want a certain licensed song in your wedding video, there may be an additional charge.
Overall, we recommend choosing a genre/style/type of song so our post-production team can get creative and make your video amazing!
It typically takes about 8-10 weeks (up to 12 weeks during peak wedding season) for our post-production team to edit your video and get it back to you!
Cinematic video editing style aims to increase the emotional impact through use of slow motion and transition effects, creative camera angles, snippets of wedding vows and speeches and dramatic music. It has that “wow” factor to tell your story in a unique way.
Documentary video editing focuses on simply capturing the day, as they happen, in the order they happen. This type of editing has have very little cut out and is a raw-like viewing of the day.
Complete Weddings + Events offers both styles of videography options, but the cinematic style is the common choice among couples.
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