Wedding Prices Are Up: How Can Couples Get the Best Value?
Costs are high across the board right now. With inflation and the unpredictable economy, wedding prices are increasing by a lot. Higher prices shouldn’t discourage you from having the wedding of your dreams. Complete Weddings and Events Twin Cities has three big ways you can get the most bang for your buck and get the best value for your wedding.
Saying Goodbye to Summer Weddings
Chill is in the air. The leaves are changing colors. You sometimes (definitely) need a jacket. Fall is upon us in the Twin Cities and that means that Summer 2021 brides, you made it! Your event has passed and you are officially married! Congrats from all of us at Complete Weddings + Events Twin Cities, we appreciate so much being a part of your special day. As we say goodbye to summer weddings, we will share some of the best things about the season past.
Timeless Wedding Inspiration
One of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding is deciding on your inspiration. This is what decides what you’ll wear, how the venue will be decorated, and all the little details that will make your day special. Having a solid inspiration makes it easier for you to narrow down some of the bigger decisions of your wedding day. To make deciding on a wedding theme easier for you, we have come up with four timeless wedding themes to draw inspiration from.
May the Fourth Be With You! And Other Trendy Wedding Dates
May the Fourth Be With You! If you are a Star Wars fan, you know today is a pretty AWESOME day. Some people are even big enough fans that they choose this as their wedding day and inspiration. Complete Weddings + Events – Twin Cities was lucky enough to photograph one of these cool Star Wars weddings. Galactic battles not your thing? There are plenty of other fun and trendy wedding dates coming up!
We have stuck been at home for what feels like forever. During this time, some of us have been planning (and re-planning) the weddings of our dreams. A Bridal Show/Wedding Fair is one of the best places to find deals on the services you need to make your event awesome. Whether it’s a virtual event, or an in-person experience, attending bridal shows right now may save you a LOT of money and stress.
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
We have a mix of popular first dance songs, and newly released songs that are soon to be heard at a wedding near you! We have compiled a playlist of these Twin Cities DJs First Dance Songs for you to review to help make your selection for your wedding day.
Classic Twin Cities DJs First Dance Songs
These songs are staples for a couple’s first dance. You can’t go wrong with classics from everlasting artists like Stevie Wonder and Etta James. We’ve also include staple romantic songs from the soulful John Legend and Adele. Beware as these songs may cause you to tear up or want to be embraced by a loved one. You most likely heard them before at weddings, and you’ll probably hear them again. And it’s a touching moment every time!
“Can’t Help Falling in Love” Elvis Presley
“Wonderful Tonight” Eric Clapton
“Heaven” Bryan Adams
“How Sweet it is [To Be Loved By You]” James Taylor
“Marry Me” Train
“Endless Love” Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
“For Once in My Life” Stevie Wonder
“Make You Feel My Love” Adele
“At Last” Etta James
“Stay with You” John Legend
“Better Together” Jack Johnson
“I Won’t Give Up” Jason Mraz
First Dance Songs of 2020
We think these will be popular, or still be popular in 2020 as choices for a first dance. Released in 2019 or 2020, these are great options if you’re looking for a song you haven’t heard others dance to. Create a unique moment with a recently released song!
“Put It All On Me” Ed Sheeran featuring Ella Mai
“Nobody But You” Black Shelton and Gwen Stefani
“Put a Little Love on Me” Niall Horan
“10,000 Hours” Dan + Shay featuring Justin Bieber
“Lover” Taylor Swift
“Fall on Me” A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera