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Videography, Photography and Livestreaming Common Questions

Today’s brides are going through it. From having to reduce their number of guests, to maintaining social distancing guidelines, couples in 2020 are having to get creative and adapt. Complete Weddings + Events – Twin Cities provides LiveStreaming, Videography, and Photography services to capture your day, and reach more people at once, to ensure all your family and friends will still be able to experience your big day!

 

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Complete Reviews from 2020’s Most Recent Newlyweds

While 2020 gave us quite a few unexpected curveballs, many 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 a successful miracle. From micro weddings to massive ones (prior to mid-March), we loved playing our part for every event! Despite the challenges, our Complete Weddings + Events team in the Twin Cities 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!

5 MIN VENUE TOUR: Harriet Island Pavilion

The historic Harriet Island Pavilion is located on the scenic Mississippi River with incredible views of the Downtown Saint Paul skyline. A great location for your ceremony and reception, the pavilion is a year-round facility that can accommodate up to 275 guests.

Watch as we tour the venue here!

5 MIN VENUE TOUR: Harriet Island Pavilion

 

5 MIN VENUE TOUR: Quincy Hall

Quincy Hall, located at 1325 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, is a new, large event space located in the Northeast Minneapolis arts district. A modern industrial vibe, space has 40-foot vaulted ceilings and 80 feet of natural light. Capacity can be anywhere from 100 to 1,000! Here, you can really let your imagination run wild.

Outdoor Patio with trees and wood top benches coming soon!

5 MIN VENUE TOUR: Quincy Hall

Check out this gallery of photos by one of our own, Michelle T. of Delight Photography:

6 Reasons Why You Should Live Stream Your Twin Cities Wedding

Why live stream you Twin Cities Wedding? When it comes to weddings, couples may be looking at ways for international relatives to still feel connected during the ceremony, or the wedding budget requires cutting back the guest list count. When you still want everyone to be able to tune in, even if it’s just virtually, live streaming your Twin Cities event is the best option. Let’s dive right into the benefits of live streaming your wedding ceremony.

6 Reasons Why You Should Live Stream Your Twin Cities Wedding

Endless Rewatching

The most fun reason to live stream is so you can rewatch the ceremony all over again – and so can family and friends! It’s hard to comprehend how special it is to watch this exciting, important, whirlwind moment in your life! It may be a blur when it happens, but it’s an awesome experience to be able to listen to the vows again and relive the emotions of the momentous ceremony.

Larger Reach

With live streaming, you have endless invites to the viewing party! While you may leave some extended family or long-lost high school friends out of the invite to your actual wedding, you don’t have to leave anyone out on the livestream invite! 

Keep Guest Count (and Prices!) Down

You won’t have to feel bad about leaving your mother’s coworkers, your Pilates instructor, or any guests you’re on the fence about out of the invite, since you’re still able to invite them to tune into the day! With another option to view your wedding, you can keep your guest count down which keeps the cost of catering and rentals down as well. By just inviting roughly three less tables of people (around 24 less guests), you can save over $1000 in appetizer, dinner, beverage, table decor and linen rental costs. 

No Additional Duties

Your friends and your family can simply enjoy the ceremony, whether they’re in person or watching from afar, while Complete Weddings + Events handles the live stream. Having no additional tasks for you and your guests makes choosing to do a live stream that much easier!

Affordable Video Option

In modern times, video is everywhere, because it’s truly the best method we have to capture it all! We hear the most common regret couples have after a wedding was not hiring a videographer, and we definitely understand a professional videographer does not fit in everyone’s budget. But livestreaming is a happy medium for those who are budget-conscious, but still want this special time captured. 

Live streaming is the perfect affordable video option, especially if you simply cannot afford a wedding videographer. You may already find extra room in the budget when limiting your total guest count, and this affordable option is a great way for those you didn’t make the final cut to still be involved in your big day!

An Option For All To Be Connected

The clear decision to choose live streaming is to be able give the opportunity for so many dear friends and family to still be connected and engaged on your wedding day. It’s still awesome to be able to watch the ceremony after the fact, but it’s quite exciting and unifying to be watching it live, as it happens! Offering a live stream of your wedding helps for all to feel as though they are not missing out on this special day. 

Twin Cities Live Stream Services

Complete Weddings + Events makes it simple for your friends and family, near or far, to tune into your big day. With a lavaliere microphone for the officiant or the bride or groom, all tuning in will be able to clearly hear the ceremony and wedding vows. You can choose who can view the ceremony live, and then all can watch it back after the day is done. Contact us to learn more about our live stream services in Minneapolis/St.Paul, so no guest needs to miss a beat!

Bonus! Save on other services when you bundle with Complete Weddings + Events! We also offer photography, DJ, lighting, photo booth and videography services for your special event. 

Complete Weddings + Events, Minneapolis’ leading provider of event and wedding photographyvideographylightingday-of coordination,  DJ services & photo booth rental.

Micro Weddings in Minneapolis Ideas – How to Plan & Where to Start

Considering having a micro wedding in the Twin Cities? These smaller events are not only a cost-saving alternative to a traditional wedding with 150+ guests, but they’re an intimate affair that can be as unique as you and your partner. Since they are on a smaller scale, there are more options for locations, catering, seating, and activities that can’t easily be recreated at a large Twin Cities event.

What are Micro Weddings in Minneapolis?

Imagine a normal Minneapolis/St. Paul’s wedding celebration, just on a way smaller scale. Micro weddings in Minneapolis most still have a ceremony and reception with dinner, decor, cake, and entertainment. The event is typically 40 people or less, with the majority of micro weddings in the range of 15 to 25 guests. A smaller guest list means less seating, centerpieces, linens, food, and the list goes on. According to The Knot’s 2019 Real Weddings Study, the average wedding last year cost over $33,000 when a micro wedding can be achieved under $10,000. Talk about major savings!

A smaller wedding doesn’t mean a micro wedding can’t be lavish. While the guestlist for micro weddings is limited, this doesn’t necessarily mean the couple is throwing a frugal, thrifty wedding. Micro weddings allow a couple to bring their true wedding day vision to life with more budget for anything they can dream up! If you’re looking to splurge on a unique venue, a customized catered meal, or lavish decor, you can still save money in the end when the guest list is limited. Micro weddings give your budget more freedom to splurge on something you simply could not fathom providing for 300 people.

 

First Steps in Micro Wedding Planning

Similar to planning a standard wedding, the first steps in micro wedding planning is to think about your ideal time frame and solidify a venue. The biggest difference here is that micro weddings allow for many more event location options, inside or outside. From the stage of theatre to a shady spot in your best friend’s backyard, micro weddings don’t have to be confined to a standard wedding venue. Understanding the estimated number of guests and your vision for the day (urban, bohemian, formal, garden, ethereal, modern tropical, rustic, etc.) will help guide you on what type of location to be looking for.

Twin Cities Micro Wedding Services

Photography
When throwing a micro wedding, we still suggest hiring a photographer to capture your unique day. Quality photos of you and your spouse are a must! Time and effort were put into every detail of the day, plus your favorite people in the entire world will all be together! You’ll want all this captured to look back on for years to come!

Music
Whether you want a dance-off to emerge or an evening of sing-a-long tunes around the fire pit, music helps bring your space to life! Set the atmosphere with music from when guests arrive in the final slow dance of the evening. Hire a DJ to make announcements, provide microphones for any speeches, and to create the soundtrack to the day of your dreams.

Videography
With a small guest list, many individuals you enjoy simply won’t be able to make the slim list. Choosing videography for a micro wedding is a great option to be able to share the day with extended family members, coworkers, high school friends, your gym buddy, your mom’s hairstylist, and all those who wish they could have made the tiny invite list.

Live Streaming
Worried about having to have less guests in person than planned? Live Streaming your wedding can increase the viewership of your event and include everyone, in real time, even those who couldn’t make it. Not only will you be able to stream your nuptials live, you’ll also receive the video so you can relive the moment forever.

Complete Weddings + Events in Minneapolis

Take the stress out of hiring multiple vendors by choosing a vendor who can cater to multiple services for your day. Complete Weddings + Events offers budget-friendly packages on photography, DJ and videography perfect for a micro wedding! Having a photographer, DJ, and videographer who work well together is something you won’t take for granted!

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Webinar: COVID-19 Wedding Planning Twin Cities Parts 1 and 2

Watch Minnesota Wedding professionals discuss wedding planning during COVID-19 and address concerns couples getting married in 2020 or 2021 are experiencing. In this 2 part series, we hope to bring assurance that backups are in place and postponing is possible.

Webinar: COVID-19 Wedding Planning Twin Cities Parts 1 and 2

Hosted by: Ashley HawksForever Bride
Panelists: Ari ReynoldsComplete Weddings+Events, Jenna Culley Jenna Culley Events
Contributors: Brenda ThrowerAmerican Swedish Institute & Slate and Stone Catering, Ali Ewy & Caitlin AndersonMinnesota Brides Group/Sota BridesMichelle Tverberg Delight Photography/Co-founder of TCWEP, and Susan Lee Wright Perfect Day Ceremonies & Affordable I Do’s.

Complete Weddings + Events, Minneapolis’s leading provider of event and wedding photographyvideographylightingday-of coordination,  DJ services & photo booth rental.

Webinar Part 2: COVID-19 Wedding Planning – Twin Cities

 

Help with COVID-19 Wedding Planning is here!

We had so many questions from brides who are currently postponing that we didn’t have a chance to address questions from couples that are getting married later in 2020 and in 2021. Join Minnesota Wedding professionals while they discuss wedding planning during COVID-19 and address any concerns couples getting married in 2020 or 2021 may be experiencing.

Webinar Part 2

Hosted by: Ashley HawksForever Bride

Panelists: Ari ReynoldsComplete Weddings+Events, Jenna Culley Jenna Culley Events

Contributors: Brenda ThrowerAmerican Swedish Institute & Slate and Stone Catering, Ali Ewy & Caitlin AndersonMinnesota Brides Group/Sota BridesMichelle Tverberg – Delight Photography/Co-founder of TCWEP, and Susan Lee Wright Perfect Day Ceremonies & Affordable I Do’s.

Complete Weddings + Events, Minneapolis’s leading provider of event and wedding photographyvideographylightingday-of coordination,  DJ services & photo booth rental.

Webinar: COVID-19 Wedding Planning – Twin Cities

We are in unprecedented times when it comes to wedding planning. Now more than ever, leaders in the events industry want you to know that they are here for you. Join Minnesota Wedding professionals while they discuss wedding planning during COVID-19 and address any concerns couples getting married in 2020 or 2021 may be experiencing. We hope to bring assurance; backups are in place and postponing is possible.

 

Webinar: COVID-19 Wedding Planning Twin Cities

Hosted by: Ashley HawksForever Bride

Panelists: Ari ReynoldsComplete Weddings+Events, Jenna Culley Jenna Culley Events

Contributors: Brenda ThrowerAmerican Swedish Institute & Slate and Stone Catering, Ali Ewy & Caitlin AndersonMinnesota Brides Group/Sota BridesMichelle Tverberg – Delight Photography/Co-founder of TCWEP, and Susan Lee Wright Perfect Day Ceremonies & Affordable I Do’s.