Wedding Planning Decisions, This vs That with Kelly McWilliams

The Wedding Bar: Consumption vs Open Bar

August 11, 2021 Kelly A McWilliams Season 3 Episode 1
Wedding Planning Decisions, This vs That with Kelly McWilliams
The Wedding Bar: Consumption vs Open Bar
Show Notes

Whether you are having alcohol or not, there are decisions to make when it comes to beverages at your wedding. The kinds of bars we touch on are:

  • Hourly per person (open or limited bar)  - by the hour or a package rate 
  • Hourly per person (open or limited bar)
  • Hosted bars aka Consumption Bars (open or limited bar)
  • Cash Bar (open or limited bar)
  • Signature or specialty drink Bar (can be by the gallon or per pour)
  • Wine Service

We also tackle the questions that you should be asking your caterer, bar service or venue food & beverage manager.

About my co-host Renee Sabo: Renée's lifelong love affair with weddings started out as a high school dream that quickly evolved as she pursued a career in the industry throughout college and beyond. From rentals to planning to catering, her diverse experience has touched every corner of the industry and has led to her role as a multifaceted thought leader for event professionals everywhere.

Inspired to start her own business, Renée received her MBA with a focus in entrepreneurship and quickly put her degree to work when she launched Urban Soirée® in 2017. Today, her award-winning company delivers elevated and romantic celebrations through full-service wedding planning and design for couples on the East Coast and destinations worldwide. Renée’s success with Urban Soirée® has earned her and her company numerous accolades, including being named as the Best of Boston® 2020 – Best IRL Wedding Planner by Boston Magazine. She was also recognized as ILEA Boston’s Top Planner in 2019 and has ranked in WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Awards for three consecutive years since opening her doors.

Places to go - People to see:

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Instagram: @kellyamcwilliams @thisvsthatweddingpodcast

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Previous Episodes:

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
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.