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Wedding Website: Where to Start, What’s the Difference, & What’s Needed?

To be able to easily share wedding details, gift registries, or accept RSVPs all in one place is quite a perk for couples trying to communicate a ton of information to their guests. With the many changes 2020 brought, couples looked to wedding websites to keep their guests updated on the fluid details of their day. We think this tip can be taken into the future, giving you a platform to make announcements or updates along your wedding planning process. Wedding websites have become a common complement to save-the-dates or invitations which are designed to only display a limited amount of information, and of course, cannot be changed once sealed for delivery!

New Wedding Colors to Consider in 2021

This year’s couples are planning amazing affairs to bring their friends and families together again at last! If you’ve had time to research wedding inspiration on Pinterest, Tik Tok, or Instagram, then now is the time to select your favorite theme, get crafty, and knock out your wedding color palette.

Your wedding color palette can help you navigate through many future choices for the big day. Sharing your wedding colors with your cake caterer, florist, coordinator, or Bentonville wedding party attire provider will help make their jobs easier to ensure they have the correct swatch or shade of colors you intended for!

Guide to Loving Your Engagement & Wedding Photos

Congratulations! You’ve just said yes to that shiny ring and are now are engaged. Now, it’s time to start planning the wedding of your dreams! This is an exciting and once-in-a-lifetime experience so why not make it unforgettable by hiring a professional wedding photographer. It is important to capture the adventure so you can look back on amazing engagement & wedding photographs for generations to come.

Wedding Planning Checklist in Northwest Arkansas: The Reception

There’s nothing we want more than a successful, upbeat wedding reception, so we put together a wedding planning checklist in Bentonville. This reception starter checklist will help you get things rolling with planning the party of the year! Start here to create a list of goals so you can pace yourself and have a perfectly planned wedding reception that you can enjoy, too!

Reception Wedding Planning Checklist in Northwest Arkansas

Once you’re engaged, the questions start coming! When are you getting married? Which venue are you using? Will I be invited?! The first thing we suggest is to actually enjoy those first days or weeks of being engaged! Try to focus on what vision you see for you and your fiance on your wedding day. From a hotel reception to one near the beach, spend time with your partner discussing how you can mend each of your visions into one perfect celebration of your love!

Vow Writing Tips from Wedding Experts

The commitment couples vow to make on their wedding day is typically sealed (before the kiss of course) with each individual’s thoughts, hopes, and intentions for the future of their relationship. Traditional vows include the standard “… to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part”, but writing your own personal portion before these (or starting from scratch completely) can mean SO much to your partner, and can help inaugurate the vows in your own heart as well. This is something you do once-in-a-lifetime, and we think a few vow writing tips can help get the words flowing!

Vow Writing Tips from Wedding Experts

Complete Weddings + Events’ wedding experts, each attending over 25 weddings a year (some over double that!), have the advice to help you get started in the vow writing process plus tips on what to include in these declarations of commitment. Get all our vow writing tips from wedding experts below!

A Positive Outlook

Before you begin writing, be sure you try to field any negative thoughts about the process and come at this with a positive outlook. Writing wedding vows can sound like a scary writing project to some, especially for those non-writers or non-emotional types, but try to begin with a smile. Once you’re thinking about how meaningful this will be to your partner, and really what this means for yourself as you make a vow to commit to aligning your future with your partner, we hope the positive thoughts can start flowing! These vows are for one of your most exciting days, so channel that joy you’re hoping to have on your special day, and begin the writing process with happy thoughts!

Decide If Personal Vows Are Right for You

“In wedding ceremonies, one of the focal points are the vows that the couple make to each other in front of witnesses that form a covenant,” Kevin Paladino of Complete Weddings + Events says. This can be a lot of pressure for some, and writing personal vows, especially speaking personal vows, is not right for everything. If you’re set on writing your own personal wedding vows, one option to relieve some pressure on the big day is to speak your personal vows in private with your partner. This could be after your first look or ideally during a private moment before the ceremony. Whether you’re speaking them at the ceremony, or in private, know that there’s no need for these to be extravagant. Keeping the vows simple maybe your best route for success.

We’re Here for Happy Tears

Complete’s Jason Williams states, “If you cry, you cry!” Know that no one is going to be bothered by tears on your wedding day. They may create more happy tears among the crowd, but don’t feel the need to hold back the emotions. Don’t worry about fumbling over words or crying because this is your moment, and you can take all the time you need! Jason says, “write and speak your vows from the heart, as it will be a memory you can look back on through photos and videos for years to come and you want it to be authentic!” There’s no shame in authentic tears darling!

Complete Wedding Experts in Arkansas

If you’re planning a wedding, you’ve come to the right place. At Complete Weddings + Events, our team of photographers, videographers, DJs, and event consultants specialize in wedding services to make your day a success and make sure you’re just worried about enjoying it. Contact us today to learn more about our wedding packages best for your special day!

Jeremy & Halene’s Wedding Video at Matt Lane Farms

Jeremy & Halene’s Wedding

We are taking a throwback in time to Jeremy and Halene’s wedding. Back in 2017 they were married at the Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farms, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. All eyes were on Halene walked down the aisle at the Stone Chapel to her dream guy. She wore a tulle dress embellished with a beaded waistband and beaded cap sleeves. Jeremy looked quite dapper himself in a traditional black tux. There wedding was truly a remarkable night that they will never forget!

Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farms

Matt Lane Farms is one of Northwest Arkansas premier wedding venues and is truly breath-taking. It features perfectly manicured landscaping, fountains,  and several exquisite locations to choose from. The venue has both an indoor and outdoor location to choose from. The Stone Chapel exterior is built with large stones and has ivy growing up the walls. It looks like something straight out of a fairytale! If you prefer to have an outdoor ceremony they have an intimate area where they built a platform with a stone wall as a backdrop. Matt Lane Farms also features a spacious reception area perfect to host any special event.

 

 

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Summer + Jeremy’s Wedding | The Venue at Stockton Lake | COMPLETE weddings + events

Summer and I immediately hit it off from our first phone conference! She’s the type of bride that was fun, easy going, sweet and you just couldn’t help but love chatting with. I just knew Summer and Jeremy’s wedding was going to be nothing less than a blast and could not wait to see how their personalities would show through in there wedding pictures and video. It was truly a blessing to be a part of such an amazing couples wedding day! CONGRATS  to the new Mr. & Mrs. Durling <3