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.

48: What Do Engaged Couples Want From Wedding Vendors? We Asked Them!

At the Carolina Inn (Chapel Hill NC) Event Showcase on January 27th, Megan and Jason Gillikin walked around and interviewed 15 couples to get their take on what it’s been like to find their vendors, where they’re looking, what role social media played (Instagram!), and what they would tell wedding vendors to do differently.  Wedding vendors, this is some easy market research for you!

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Thank you to all of the couples who participated, because it couldn’t have been easy to randomly be interviewed, but all of these couples were amazing!

  • Katie and Charlie
  • Megan and Forest
  • Summer and Greg
  • Jessica and Dylan
  • Sarah and Robert
  • Amy and Matt (married three years ago)
  • Jackie and Hayden
  • Chris and Corey
  • Taylor (who was with wedding planner Gina)
  • Tim and Julia
  • B and Will
  • Teressa and Nick
  • Brienne (with mom Jewel)
  • Molly and Tom
  • Allison and Al

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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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