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!
Webinar: COVID-19 Wedding Planning Twin Cities Part 3
Book Your Date – Don’t Hesitate!
Ari Reynolds and Matt Sherry from Complete Weddings + Events Twin Cities sat down to discuss some of the best advice our favorite vendors have for brides planning during the pandemic. Although things are uncertain, there is still much that can be secured during this time.
Tips for Attending Bridal Shows
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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