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January 10, 2021 85 min

 At the time of this recording we are in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Which meant many engaged couples are re-examining their guest lists to accomodate what was safe and/or allowed.  But even outside of this pandemic, this decision and topic is important. In this episode Sara and I are determined to share with you all the wonderful things that make a small or intimate guest list great, but also the pitfalls and stresses of it.  The great thing is that there is the alternative; hosting a celebration for your full guest list. That doesn't mean that there are any less or more pitfalls and stresses that come with tying the knot with every single person you hold near and dear. Basically, we know that BOTH options are great, and this is a topic that you really do have to sit down and think of the pros and cons.

As a logistics expert who’s also a creative, Sara brings a rare combination of skills and savvy to wedding planning. After growing up surrounded by weddings as the daughter of a minister, Sara founded Bella Notte in 2004. She quickly found her passion for planning the kinds of weddings that modern couples in Washington, DC were looking for; stylish and sophisticated while also being creative, quirky, edgy and fun. 

In her 18 year career, Sara has worked with all varieties of clientele in the DC area, where she has consistently been named one of Washington’s Best Wedding Planners. Her work has been featured in countless news outlets, including Martha Stewart Weddings, People, & Vanity Fair.  

Of her career, Sara says, “I’m most proud of the fact that I approach every wedding I design as a distinct reflection of my clients’ personalities. I love getting to know each couple and creating an event more personal, and more fun, than they ever could have envisioned!”

Places to go and People to see:

Website: http://www.kellymcwilliams.com

Instagram: @kellyamcwilliams @thisvsthatweddingpodcast

Website: https://www.bellanottedc.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bellanottedc/

Previous Podcast Episodes: https://thisvsthatweddingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

Also mentioned: Assigned vs Open Seating and Making or Breaking Traditions

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