Weddings for Real

Hosted ByMegan Gillikin

A Southern Soiree, voted Best Local Wedding Planner by IndyWeek, chose Earfluence to build a voice amplification platform to create national consulting, coaching, and speaking opportunities.

128: 5 Tips to Avoid Being a Website Horror Story, with Brenda Cadman

Have you ever woken up to find your website gone?  Every other site on the web works except for yours, and then you realize – you have absolutely no idea how to fix it or who to call. It’s the stuff business nightmares are made of, and Brenda Cadman is on the show today to tell you how to avoid this – and other potential disasters with your website.

Brenda is the owner of Bon Accord Creative and the founder of the Online Tech Society. On the show, Brenda mentioned a ist of recommended requirements for hosting companies regarding backups. Your website host should

  • have at least 30 days worth of daily backups
  • have backups stored on a server separate from your website
  • be able to store your backups fully (i.e. no storage limits that would prevent your full backup storage)
  • include all files and databases
  • enable you to restore backups yourself
  • make it easy for you to restore a backup

She also mentioned the “Canva & Websites Made Simple” Facebook group, which is at

This episode is brought to you by the Wedding Summit Series Community Edition. Grab your FREE ticket to the event taking place February 22nd-26th with 35 amazing industry speakers (including Megan!).

This episode is also brought to you by The Planner’s Vault, my online membership site for wedding planners who are hungry to grow, ready to hustle, and actively seeking community and education. In the vault, there are guest experts on many topics relevant to growing and cultivating a successful event planning business with new content added consistently, plus all of my templates that I have built out over the years, like How to Get on Preferred Vendor Lists, The Client Experience, and more. The mission with the vault is to elevate the industry (along with some amazing experts and fellow entrepreneurs) and I want it to be affordable so it’s possible to stay invested in the community and yourself for the long haul.

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The host of the show is Megan Gillikin, owner and lead consultant at A Southern Soiree Wedding and Event Planning.  She’s also available for wedding and hospitality business consulting and can be reached at

Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Earfluence.

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