Wedding Planning Decisions, This vs That with Kelly McWilliams

This vs That: Reception Layouts Vs Chaos

June 03, 2021 Kelly A McWilliams Season 2 Episode 12
Wedding Planning Decisions, This vs That with Kelly McWilliams
This vs That: Reception Layouts Vs Chaos
Show Notes

If you ever wanted to know how to royally screw up your wedding ignore this episode. We had to split into part 1 and part 2 because there was that much to cover.  Part 1 is about your timing,  this is about where you place everything in your spaces.
The only people who are typically at a reception start to finish are the planner/coordinator, the banquet captain and the DJ. So who did I turn to for this episode? This vs That editor Lance Panton. Between Lance and I, we have probably a thousand  weddings to spill the goods on.
In this one you'll hear about and about 80 other things:

  • Your ceremony, where should musicians or the DJ be located (and the speakers)
  • What is a sound engineer and do you need one? 
  • Your reception, does the DJ or band need to be central to the dance floor?
  • Do you need additional lighting and is there enough power for it when you add in what the DJ or band is using?
  • What will be in the lines of site for toasts, photography and video and what you can do to enhance them
  • Spacing between tables for guest comfort and the servers

With his professional start as a DJ at 17, Lance Panton has possessed a love of music since birth. is the owner and sole DJ for MY DFW DJ - Weddings & Events. A personalized DJ service focused on telling a couple's love story in music. No genre is too challenging to meet this goal. Lance is also the editor for the podcasts "This Week In Weddings" and my podcast "This vs. That". He also serves as the co-director of membership for The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of The National Association of Catering & Events. When Lance is not behind the booth, he's in the kitchen fulfilling his passion for the culinary arts, creating meals for his wife.

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About Kelly:
A vet of the wedding industry, Kelly knows how incredible a wedding can be. She creates  from scratch and believes every moment counts and every decision plays a part in what makes your event magnificent. She believes in making events beautiful AND fun.  Published & recognized locally, nationally and globally including Martha Stewart Top Wedding Planner, Brides magazine and WeddingWire's best podcast. Home is in SWFL with husband Kelly J , mom to Maddy & Emily and dogs Reau & Olive.

Thank you to my rockstar Podcast Editor: Lance Panton