Bentonville, AR

Popular 2020 Wedding Features to Stay in 2021


We can all agree about weddings and events in 2020 being uncharted territory. For 2020 couples restrictions and mandates posed many challenges, but fortunately, wedding professionals continued to help guide couples to wedding day success! With new event elements, technology, and services brought to light in 2020, weddings and events in Northwest Arkansas will never be the same!  Learn more about these popular 2020 wedding features to stay in 2021, and some to stay for years to come!

Popular 2020 Wedding Features to Stay in 2021

Live Streaming

With live streaming, you now have endless invites to the viewing party! Whether you are wanting to save some money when planning your wedding or trying to limit in-person interaction due to the coronavirus or any health concerns, live streaming is the best option to add to your day!

This wedding feature had a big spike at 2020 weddings in Northwest Arkansas and the surrounding areas! While live streaming has been common at corporate conferences, the service is new to the wedding world. Couples still want extended family or far-away friends to still be able to tune into the big day and live streaming the ceremony is the best way to do that. Planning a wedding? Contact us to learn more about having a live stream at your wedding ceremony!

Check out what our brides Jennifer and Chantell said about our live stream service! “The picture quality turned out perfect. The thing that Chantelle and I have enjoyed most is being able to go back multiple times and rewatched our ceremony. We will be forever grateful for the video that we have of the whole ceremony. We both have families that live so far away and they all enjoyed watching it.

Chantelle’s father’s side of the family all live in South Africa and my mother’s side of the family lives in Germany and they are so blessed and grateful that they were able to watch us two get married. So thank you so much!” -Jennifer Skime


While live streaming was new to the wedding world in 2020, videography is definitely not new in the Northwest Arkansas market, but it sure was a top choice this year! In the past hiring, a Videographer wasn’t a priority and was considered more of a luxury add-on. For millennials and generation, Z Videography is just apart of the norm, (where boomerangs and Tik Tok videos have become a part of daily life).

Hiring a videographer has become a no-brainer for couples planning weddings right now. Witnessing couples’ reactions to seeing their wedding video is a one-of-kind experience, and some couples have shared their wedding video more frequently than their wedding photos.

Packaging photography and videography together will be a trend to stay in 2021, and bundling the two with Complete Weddings + Events can help you save on the services as well! Contact us to see examples of wedding videos in the Springfield area, and learn more about videography options for your day!

Interactive Technology

2020 came with challenges in the event industry because our industry thrives on being hands-on and interacting with one another. Some couples chose not to postpone but still wanted to create a fun memorable interactive reception for their guests and because of that Complete Interactive was born! Complete Interactive is a wedding feature that uses technology to engage your guests with fun, fresh activities that will elevate your big day. These services are also perfect if wedding guests want to stay seated at their table but still be engaged in the event safely.

Complete Interactive brings a unique element to your day that all guests can see, take part in, and enjoy. You can customize and choose from the four main elements to bring the best experience for you and your day.

  1. Live voting on song choices to customize the playlist to what guests want to hear
  2. Wedding party quizzes between the bridesmaids and groomsmen
  3. Trivia on the couple all guests can complete in
  4. A social wall that guests can post pictures and comments throughout the evening

Micro and Small Intimate Weddings

With size limitations on gatherings throughout 2020, many couples knew the show must go on! Thus the popularity of micro weddings grew. Micro weddings typically only have 15-25 guests, but can still feel grand at unique venues with plated meals and customized experiences, from decor to Complete Interactive, that still make the day unforgettable with your dearest family and friends.

2021 Weddings in Northwest Arkansas with Complete

We love the creativity couples and wedding professionals have had this year in making wedding celebrations just as meaningful, romantic, and as unique as ever! Our team at Complete Weddings + Events will continue to innovate and craft wedding experiences as unique as each couple, adding these new wedding trends and elements to only bring more laughter, involvement, and excitement to weddings in 2021. When planning your wedding make sure to contact us to learn more about our wedding services!

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Complete Weddings + Events, Bentonville’s leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, DJ services, coordination, & photo booth rental.

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