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.

6: Top 10 Wedding Planning Mistakes with Amanda Scott of A Swanky Affair

Amanda Scott with A Swanky Affair sat down with Megan to go over the Top Ten wedding planning mistakes couples make.  Both Megan and Amanda are wedding planners in the Triangle area and have seen just about every mistake possible.  In going over them, they get to share some of their stories usually reserved for parties, from both the planning process and the wedding day.

The top ten wedding planning mistakes are:

  1. Planning outside your budget
  2. Booking the venue before hiring a planner
  3. Assuming a home wedding will be less expensive than a wedding in a venue
  4. Not having a rain plan
  5. Sending out save-the-dates too soon
  6. Using friends and family as vendors
  7. Planning for others
  8. Not hiring a videographer
  9. Not hiring a wedding planner
  10. Hiring vendors without due diligence

Then Megan grills Amanda with some personal questions in the lightning round, the hard hitting questions like what her guilty TV and fast food pleasures are and what celebrity quote book she reads from every day.

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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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