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The Top Three Things You Will Regret Not Doing on your Wedding Day

From the moment you say ‘Yes!’ the ‘to do’ list seems to get longer and longer. Lost in all the planning of the right things to do before and after your big day are these small, but important tasks that will make your day so much easier.

The Top Three Things You Will Regret Not Doing on your Wedding Day

Delegate small tasks

It’s been said that ‘if you want something done right you have to do it yourself’. Though that may be true of some things in life, your wedding day is a good time to let go of some duties. Especially since so many of your friends and family are practically begging to help. Recently, one of our brides wanted to involve her ten-year-old nephew in her reception at Nature Pointe. So at the sparkler send-off, she put him in charge of the ‘fire safety bucket’. He basically just stood by the bucket, but by introducing him as the ‘fire safety general’, the guests knew where to put their used sparklers and he felt good.

Take a moment to yourselves

One reason many couples hire Complete Weddings + Events for photography and videography is because of all the moments they know they’ll miss. A wedding day is such a whirlwind that missing some memories is inevitable. One moment you shouldn’t miss, however, is a chance to be alone with your new spouse just to say ‘congratulations’. To make this happen, our photographers, Kate and Liz, will steal you away from the crowd after the family photos are finished. Also, before beginning your romantic couple’s shots they may even ask you to simply ‘walk away’. Now, with no one else around, you can look into each other’s eyes and soak in the first moments of your new lives together.

Remember your wedding crew

In the service industry, it is customary to reward excellent performance. By labeling envelopes with the name of the crew member and putting one or two hundred bucks inside ahead of time you’ll not only save time, but you’ll be telling your team that you had complete confidence in them and noticed the good work they did. That’s the kind of compliment your Complete Weddings + Events crew lives for!

How Photographers And Videographers Work Together On Your Wedding Day

For photographers and videographers, the ability to work together is critical. Here are three ways your photographer and videographer can work well together.

How Photographers And Videographers Work Together On Your Wedding Day

It’s about communication

“It’s mainly about talking with each other,” said Complete Weddings + Events Photographer Liz Lopez. “I can remember this one videographer that was just always in my way.” Complete videographer Minh Nguyen agrees. “I explain how I’m going to get the shot so they know what I’m about to do. That way I’m not in their way and vice versa. But usually, I let them take the lead and just work around them,” said Minh. When it comes to Complete Weddings + Events, the general rule of thumb is ‘Photographers lead. Videographers follow’.

Help each other

“If I have someone (with me) I’ve worked with before we can get the best lighting and help each other get the best shot,” said Complete Photographer Kate Duran. It helps to know whether your photographer and videographer are familiar with one another and like working together. If both are from Complete then that’s a given!

Be ready for the key moments together

According to Complete videographer John Ortiz, every moment is important, but some are critical. “During pre-ceremony shooting (the ‘getting ready’ shots) it’s really important to work together to get the best shots and place (the bride or groom) in the best location and lighting because that’s the first thing that happens in the day,” said John. Setting the tone for the day is so important to your Complete team that checking in with you and your other vendors is the first thing we do when we arrive.

When assembling your team of wedding vendors it is so important to consider the chemistry between you can expect to see on your wedding day.

Meet your Albuquerque DJ

How can you know if your DJ will be fun and play good music? Our team at Complete Albuquerque listens well; we can match your idea of fun and play the sort of dance music you consider to be good! Here are some of the DJs you can choose from at Complete Weddings + Events and a little about them.


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