According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, before we can experience love, we need to feel safe and secure. But with racial unrest, homophobia, a pandemic, and the “do we only invite guests who are vaccinated?” debates, unfortunately sometimes our couples and guests, and even us as vendors – we actually don’t feel safe at all.
As wedding vendors, part of our job is to provide guidance and clear communication to our couples and guests that make them feel safe and secure… yet sometimes we just don’t have all the answers.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Earfluence.