Our annual Do Good Together fundraising campaign has begun! During the month of August, when you choose Complete Weddings + Events for DJ, photography, lighting or photo booth, 3% of your purchase goes to an important cause, PLUS you’ll be entered to win FREE videographer services at your wedding or event!
Complete Weddings + Events has been in partnership with Global Partners in Hope (GPiH) for the last six years. Every August, 3% of our sales is donated to our Do Good Together initiative. This money has helped build 5 clean water wells in remote areas of Mali and Togo, West Africa. Last year alone, we raised $50,000 with the help of Complete staff, customers and wedding partners.
In 2017, we shifted our focus from water wells to raising money to build a medical center in Togo. The money raised was dedicated towards building 2 rooms: The Neonatal and Women’s Recovery room. To accomplish this goal, we invited our wedding partners nationwide to participate and will do the same this year.
This fall, we’re raising the bar and have set a goal to raise $75,000 for the Do Good Together initiative and hope to hit $50,000 of that by the end of August. This year’s money will go towards helping GPiH bring their $3.2 million Medical Center campaign to completion. Once all of the money has been raised, then the construction of the medical center will begin.
In addition to raising money for these campaigns, we have sent a Complete team to Togo the past 4 years. There, our teams met the families, women and children being impacted by these efforts. We personally got to see lives being changed from the wells providing clean water to thousands of people in the area.
Global Partners in Hope, Complete Weddings + Events, and the Wedding Industry will continue working together to provide sustainable growth in the area of Togo, West Africa. Thank you for joining us on this Do Good Together campaign!
For more information or to directly donate to the Do Good Together fundraising campaign, visit GlobalPartnersinHope.com/DoGood.
Bachelorette Party Dos & Don’ts
DON’T: Black Dresses
The LBD is never going out of style, but the trend of having all your bridesmaids wear black for your bachelorette party has gone stale. Mix things up a bit!
DO: Organized Attire
Give the bridesmaids a direction in their attire, possibly choose her favorite color, maxi dresses, or any color other than black or white. OR it would be cute to have the attendees all in white, while the bride-to-be is in a color that she loves. Whichever direction you choose, help point the gals on the right path with example outfit photos.
DON’T: Sell Suckers
It’s time to say goodbye to the Suck-for-a-Buck sucker bouquet. Bar-goers are seeing right through this tacky tradition of convincing others to buy a sucker from the bride’s “sucker bouquet” for $1. It’s time to try something new or just stop begging others for money.
DO: Split the cost of the Bride-to-Be’s Drinks
Give every Bachelorette Party attendee a ribbon for tying in a bow on their wrist. When the bride wants a drink, she pulls the ribbon off each of her girlfriends (or boyfriends) wrists! This activity is much classier than begging others for money or leaving the maid-of-honor with the bar tab.
DON’T: Plan A Generic Evening
Just getting dressed up and going out can definitely be a blast, maybe with a few bonus surprises for the bride along the way! But before planning three hotel room games, a night out at a crowded dance club, or building that sucker bouquet, it doesn’t hurt to consult the bride-to-be first. Plan a unique evening with a bit of the bride’s consideration.
DO: Plan a Bride-Approved Evening
Think outside of the bachelorette party box. Find activities the bride-to-be loves that she doesn’t typically get to partake in with her besties! Going to a sporting event, hiking and glamping, or a creative activity that could be decor at the wedding are just the start of possibilities! Or how can you help create the perfect night out that is an elevated version of every other Saturday night? We DO challenge you to make this an unforgettable experience for the bride filled with things she actually wants to do.