Central Illinois DJs First Dance Songs

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We have a mix of the popular first songs and newly released songs that are soon to be heard at a wedding near you! We have compiled a playlist of these Central Illinois DJs First Dance Songs for you to review to help make your selection for your wedding day.

How To Choose: One Photographer or Two?

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Alright, so you’re engaged, have your venue, and some of your vendors, but now you’re stuck; how to choose between having one photographer or two. There’s a couple of different factors that go into making this decision, and Complete Weddings + Events is here to help! We’ve photographed hundreds of weddings, and our photographers have the experience to help you make your decision! Check out some of the biggest factors that determine to choose One Photographer or Two.

Best of 2019 Unique Central Illinois Wedding Photography

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We’ve had a tremendous year out here in Central Illinois, and we hope 2019 is marked as a remarkable year for you too! Whether you were engaged, married, or helped immensely in event or wedding planning, let’s not leave 2019 in the dust just yet. Our collection of stand-out wedding photography from 2019 is a great way to look back on the year fondly. It was a little hard to choose some of our favorites, considering we photographed everywhere from Peoria to Springfield to Bloomington and all those small towns in between! 


We found photos outside the typical romantic vibes to highlight unique moments in weddings we’ve captured. These photos feature aspects of the wedding beyond just the bride and groom, but you know they always steal the spotlight in the end! 


Unique Wedding Photos of 2019 – Our Uncommon Edition

Enjoy the best of 2019 Central Illinois weddings with our favorites in wedding day details, newlywed style, bridesmaid and groomsmen looks, and spunky additions that helped make these 2019 weddings unique.


Groovin’ on the Dance Floor

These ladies and fellas were owning the dance floor! We loved the energy of someone getting after it on the dance floor, giving us these glorious moments for our photographers to capture!

Top Wedding Dance Floor Songs

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We compiled the top songs from our wedding DJs to make the ultimate dance floor playlist. Your DJ should customize a playlist, sometimes on the spot, to what you and your guests are enjoying that night, but it’s definitely a great idea to be prepared with a few must-play songs. These must-play songs are the tunes that give you and your crew the best vibes or a song you and your partner have a special connection with. Maybe the bridesmaids know every word to a Fergie song, or you and your bae have a silly dance to a certain One Direction song. Either way, spill the tea and share these special songs with your DJ! Your Central Illinois DJ will be able to help you with more recommendations based on your tastes and the songs that you enjoy the most.


Our complete playlist of top Wedding Dance Floor Songs includes oldies like “Play That Funky Music” to songs from this decade like “#SELFIE” to help you find your must-play songs, but we’ve narrowed down our favorites below. 

Our Top 10 Wedding Dance Floor Songs

Our team has skimmed done the complete Spotify playlist to our top 10 songs that wedding guests in Central Illinois have been loving!



Find the complete playlist of wedding dance floor songs on Spotify here. Review these top songs to find the must-plays that speak to you for your event. Then contact us to reserve a DJ for an event to allow your dream soundtrack to come to life. We can’t wait to see what songs you choose on our online event planner to create the best dance floor for you!

Sunkissed Fall Wedding | Bloomfield Barn | Chrisman IL

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October is by far the busiest months for any wedding vendors, and this past one was a doozy! While Complete Weddings + Events had at least two weddings every weekend, we managed to survive the busy season and are relaxing into the Holidays! Today’s featured wedding took place at the gorgeous Bloomfield Barn in Chrisman, Illinois on October 13th, 2019. As you know, that was probably the last weekend with good, fall weather! Katerina and Dalton took advantage of that and celebrated their big day surrounded by their friends and family.

Everything about their day was absolutely perfect, and a fairytale October wedding! Katerina was stunning in her long-sleeved lace wedding dress, and Dalton was dashing in his grey suit with a cowboy hat to ‘top’ off the look! While all the groomsmen wore the same style suit, the bridal party put a unique spin on their look; every girl wore their own dress regardless of color or pattern! It’s rare that we see this at weddings, so it was a welcomed surprise!

After a heartwarming outdoor ceremony, our Complete Photographer Alex stole Katerina and Dalton for some photos of just them. When I say these photos are jaw-dropping, I’m not joking! They are downright beautiful, and they remind us of all the good things that come with the changing of the seasons. The sunlight drowning these images just brings about a feeling of comfort and warmth, and the love between Dalton and Katerina is palpable. After the sun had set, Dalton and Katerina were warmly greeted by friends and family into their reception! Our Complete DJ, Callie, kept the party going all night long!

If you are looking for the perfect definition of a fall wedding and true love, then look no further than Katerina & Dalton’s wedding <3

Best Grand Entrance Wedding Songs

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What’s the best part of getting married (besides the obvious)?? The reception, of course! And what kind of reception would it be if it didn’t have a Grand Entrance to kick things off? (Let’s not really answer that one…) Complete Weddings + Events has done thousands of Grand Entrances, and some songs just always seem to stay popular! We’ve gathered a list of the Top 15 for ya below, in no particular order!

My Kind of Night – Luke Bryan

Wow, I can’t believe this song is only 6 years old! I’ve been jamming to it for so long it seems older. This song is guaranteed to get your guests pumped up for the reception!

Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas

This song celebrated it’s Sweet 16 this year, but that hasn’t stopped it from being one of the best Grand Entrance songs! We still hear this one quite often!

24K Magic – Bruno Mars

No one should be surprised by this one. Bruno Mars has been a star ever since he hit the scene, and this is just one of many songs that will be on our list!

Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

While this song may have been recorded for the Trolls movie, it’s been a hit ever since we first heard it on the radio. No one can deny that Justin Timberlake is one of the best artists out there, and this song sure shows everyone how to have a good time!

Shots – LMFAO

Well, this is the ultimate party song, so it comes as no surprise that couples are using it for their Grand Entrances! Even if you don’t like it, this song gets you pumped up and ready to party!

Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon

This song took the world by storm when it was released in 2014, and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping! We don’t have a single weekend wedding that goes by without having this song being played!

My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean

I’m not the biggest country music fan, but when this song came out in 2010, it was hard not to like it! It will definitely get your guests in that party mood!

Thunderstruck – AC/DC

Who can say no to one of the best classic rock hits?! This is by far the oldest song on our list, but that doesn’t make it any less grand for that Grand Entrance!

Marry You – Bruno Mars

We all knew this song would be a hit for weddings as soon as it came out. Even though it’s the oldest Bruno Mars song on our list, we still hear it quite a bit!

Sugar – Maroon 5

A lot of people think this song is overplayed, but it’s still got one of the best music videos out there! It’s perfect for weddings, and it’s great to use not only for that Grand Entrance, but you can go straight into cake cutting as well!

We Found Love – Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris

I guess I don’t go to enough weddings, because this song never even crossed my mind when working on this blog ha. However, lots of couples use it, and we can see why!

Bring ‘Em Out – T.I.

An oldie, but always a goodie. This song is a great way to get guests hyped for your Grand Entrance as well as the amazing party that will follow!

Safe and Sound – Capital Cities

Honestly, I forgot this song existed haha. It was a kind of one hit wonder, but it’s a really cute song! We can definitely see why it’s still a common Grand Entrance bop.

Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

Alright, I promise this is the last Bruno Mars song you’ll see! No one can deny that when this beat starts, you immediately want to move. It’s a great song and we expect to hear it for several years to come!

Forever – Chris Brown

Another song that I completely forgot about, but makes sense! We don’t hear this one too often, but it’s a great throwback and we encourage couples to consider it when planning that Grand Entrance!


Enchanting Woodland Wedding | Peoria, IL | Jessica + Ben

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We love it when couples use Complete Weddings + Events for both their engagement and wedding and this one is no different! And alright, we already knew that Jessica and Benjamin’s wedding was going to be great from the moment we saw their engagement photos, but we never imagined how perfect it would be for them! Taking place at the Wildlife Prairie Park in Peoria, Jessica and Ben said “I do” surrounded by their friends and family.

Their colors were absolutely perfect, and I swear the whole wedding party walked straight off the pages of a magazine, and into the forest! The ladies wore gorgeous, off-the-shoulder deep navy dresses, while the gents matched in dark blue suits with a burgundy tie and pocket square to accent. Jessica stunned in her loose mermaid style gown, while Benjamin kept his cool in a navy suit, burgundy shirt, and white tie, accompanied by a Death Hallows tie clip!

Our very own Complete photographer, Brendan B., captured both sessions, while videographer Brent A. made sure to capture the perfect moments to put into their wedding video. We had our amazing Complete DJ, Dave Lundon, keeping the party going well into the night, and our Complete photo booth was there to capture the silliness that happened during the reception! We’ve included their engagement and wedding photos today, and will update the blog once their wedding video is complete! (I swear, no pun intended, it just happened ha!) Check everything out below!




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Sun-Soaked Springfield, IL Wedding | Rail Golf Club | Tory + James

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Northern Illinois Summer Wedding | Matherville | Heather + Tyler

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