Complete Weddings + Events provides the tools, software, creative, and support to cultivate success for those ready to own a full-time business in the weddings and events industry.
After watching The Wedding Planner with Jennifer Lopez, many think working in events would be the easiest thing in the world. While working in weddings and events can be a great side gig, most have realized that it’s difficult to make a full-time business out of it. Weddings are seasonal. Plus, let’s face it, owning your own business can be scary and lonely!
With Complete Weddings + Events’ 45+ year experience, you get access to the largest and best network of experts who want to see you succeed. Monthly webinars with industry experts like Alan Berg, the leading speaker and expert on the business of weddings and events, will help you make a splash in your market and connect with potential clients.
The wedding industry is a $72 Billion dollar industry, and Complete Weddings + Events assists you in staying up-to-date on trends, cost shifts and ideals from our industry’s demographic.
We consistently strive to operate efficiently providing you the work-life balance you deserve. Ongoing training is provided from our support team, along with updates to our custom software, branding, collateral, operations and sales procedures to help give you the edge in the industry.
Every aspect of your business is covered with the industry’s brightest and most experienced support team. From long-time leaders and sales innovators in the events industry to branding, operations, and post-production experts, the Complete Weddings + Events corporate office assists franchise owners along every step of the way. The support team shares a desire for all of our franchise owners to be enriched by a long and prosperous career.
Director of Finance
Franchise Development Director
Director of Sales
Director of Operations
Franchise Business Coach
Post Production Manager
Following the footsteps of his father, Eric has done it all. From DJ, owning his own franchise, Operations Director at the Corporate office and now CEO, it’s been Eric’s vision that took his dad’s blossoming franchise to the $20 million dollar empire it is today.
More than 16 years with Complete, her experience started with answering phones and making sales for franchises across the country. Having a strong background in finance, she brought her knowledge to the forefront and for over 10 years has managed the books for both the Corporate office and the corporate franchise in Omaha. As the Director of Finance, Nancy provides invaluable support to our owners.
Dane took over the management of the corporate franchise in 2011 and in just four years saw the business grow from $700k to $1.3 million in annual revenue. Dane has experience in every aspect of the business including management (both sales and operations), bookkeeping, business coaching and media. Dane started as a DJ with Complete 15 years ago and worked his way through the business. It is this experience that gives Dane the credibility to inspire young staff to get more involved and help new owners invest into the business.
One conversation with Don Schneider and you’ll be motivated to start selling. Since 2007, few key factors contributed to the massive growth and success of Complete; Adding multiple services, More franchises, and Don Schneider. Don made ‘texting potential brides’ a standard operating procedure and his forward thinking continues to help our owners thrive. As your Director of Sales, Don will help you come up with promotions every month and give you and your team the strategic plan you need to hit your goals. He has experience running a franchise which has helped him successfully coach our owners over the previous 5 years. Don additionally manages the franchise business coaching program.
Ben came to Complete Weddings + Events with over a decade of experience in management and operations with the national retailer, Cabela’s. Ben says that his biggest draw to Complete is the culture and he wants to help continue that tradition. He brings a strong background in structure and management and it is with his help that the support office is creating an endless amount of updated training material, standard operating procedures and manuals.
By far our most organized in the office, nothing gets by Pat Wagner. She’ll help you make sure all of your T’s are crossed and i’s are dotted in all of your documentation and any travel plans. Pat oversees all of the administration in our office and while she’s mainly internal support, she’s the reason all of our corporate live events and other activities go so smoothly for the benefit of our owners.
Amy’s experience in the wedding and event industry extends far beyond the 5 years she has been with Complete Weddings + Events. Amy got snatched up from a hotel and venue in 2013 and Complete hasn’t been the same ever since. Amy managed the sales for the corporate, flagship franchise from 2013 to 2018 and was recognized as top sales person in the company three years in a row. It’s this experience and her positive attitude that makes Amy a dynamic coach.
When Complete started offering Video and Photo, providing the post production editing to its owners is a must. The need for treating this ‘department’ like a business grew as the business got bigger, and that’s why Complete hired Bryan Hoybook. Bryan touts over 25 years experience in photography, but recently owned and operated his own post production company, offering editing services to photographers all over the world. In his short amount of time here, Bryan has contributed to better editing, faster turnaround and great vision for the future of video and photo.
A marketing mind that Complete had been craving for years, Shayla has a comprehensive understanding of social media marketing and websites. She will help monitor and track your leads as a business and help you find ways to increase your online presence year after year. Shayla also keeps track of the branding and works alongside our Director of Sales to put together new, fun promotions that speak perfectly to your clientele. Shayla was no stranger to franchising before Complete as she worked in marketing for the meat-loving QSR, Arby’s.
Chief Technology Officer
With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Ron started as a DJ in Omaha 1979. He moved to Dallas, Texas as one of the first Complete Weddings + Events franchise owners generating over $15 Million in Sales for his territory and was the 2013 Franchise of the Year. He has been a member of the Complete Weddings + Events Franchise Advisory board since inception, and joined the corporate support team as Franchise Advocate in 2019. Ron's priorities are helping owners achieve a better work-life balance and to provide increased communication between the corporate office and the franchise.
When you choose to own a low-cost franchise with Complete Weddings + Events, you are choosing to partner with one of the best event and wedding companies in the nation. That reputation is huge as you establish yourself in your own territory. People know and recognize the years of experience and happy clients that Complete Weddings + Events has produced, and this makes them excited to work with you. Plus, we’re always available to assist you with any questions you may have, and provide training that coincides with the stages of your franchise so that you have the tools you need to embrace your entrepreneurship and commitment to building a professional, successful business.
"We became owners of Complete Weddings + Events in January of 2012. Complete has been around since 1974 and that was a big factor for us as we watched the company as a whole continue to grow. We knew the potential was very high to be successful. With Complete’s franchise system, it allowed us to focus on what we do well (selling and managing people). We would be in trouble if we had to come up with brochures, videos, logos, etc. Relying on them frees us time and sanity. Finally, their ongoing operational support provides us access to cutting edge trends in the industry which allows us to quickly pivot when the market changes."
- Sarah Erb, Sioux Falls
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