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4 Easy Entertainment Ideas for a Custom Event Experience

When it’s your time to bring everyone together, it’s hard not to want something outstanding at your event that everyone remembers! There’s something special about looking around the room and seeing your guests having an enjoyable time at your own wedding or event.

We’ve created a list of four easy entertainment ideas to add to your event that can keep your guests entertained while you’re busy taking photos, eating dinner, dancing, or visiting with everyone else. There’s only one of you, so it’s awesome if your guests are entertained on their own while they wait for speeches, dinner, or a moment to congratulate you in person.

2021 Wedding Music Trends

When shopping for a home, a car, or even a dinner meal, most people like to customize. The same is usually true of the wedding music that gets played at your wedding. One impossible question for us to answer is “What kind of music do your DJs play?”. The best answer to that question is another question: ‘What kind of music will you be excited to dance to?’ For your 2021 event, you should want to customize your playlist. Here are three ways to make your event with our 2021 Wedding Music Trends.

Your Wedding Planning Budget: Should it Stay or Should it Go?

Earlier today I was chatting with a bride-to-be about pricing about her 2022 event. She was in the beginning stages of her wedding and needed to know how much she should expect to spend on her wedding. According to a 2019 market survey, the average couple spends just under $22,000 on their wedding in New Mexico. So where should you be putting your money? Here are two areas to splurge and two ways to save on your wedding.

Planning a Backyard Wedding in New Mexico

Having a backyard wedding seems ideal. Think of all the money you’ll save! However, before committing to a backyard wedding, here are five pitfalls to avoid for the perfect wedding day in the backyard.

Five Expert Tips for Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Venue in New Mexico

After my wife accepted my marriage proposal, she gave me an engagement gift. Her gift to me was the handwritten list of the qualities she was looking for in a husband. I didn’t meet all of them, but I met all the critical ones. For many brides or grooms-to-be, finding just the right wedding location is as important as finding the right groom. Here are five tips for choosing your perfect wedding venue in New Mexico from local experts in Albuquerque.

2020 Complete Albuquerque NM Reviews

While 2020 has given us quite a few unexpected curve balls, some lucky couples were still blessed to be able to host the day of their dreams. 2020 weddings have come in all shapes in sizes, with varying regulations and adjustments to make these magical days quite the successful miracle. From micro weddings, to massive events (prior to mid-March), we loved playing our part for every event! Despite the challenges, our Complete Weddings + Events team in New Mexico has been continually reminded of why we love what we do. Luckily, the happy feelings we have about helping couples throw the best day of their lives is mutual! Here is a recap of 2020 reviews from this year’s most recent newlyweds and clients!



Five FAQ’s

Here are the five most common FAQ’s we receive:

How are we handling the current COVID crisis?

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Complete Weddings + Events in Albuquerque, NM

Planning your dream wedding or event should be simple and fun, and we firmly believe that having all our services under one roof makes planning easier for you. So relax. We’ve got this. Our job is to make this easy for you, your job is to enjoy the party! Complete Weddings + Events, Albuquerque’s leading provider of event and wedding photographyvideographylightingDJ services & photo booth rental.

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.