Weddings for Real

Episodes of the Weddings for Real Podcast

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Weddings – Now What Do We Do?

With the Coronavirus causing chaos throughout the world, it has taken its toll on the wedding industry as well. Gatherings are being limited, some vendors aren’t comfortable working, some couples are panicking, some weddings need to be cancelled or postponed. So as wedding vendors, what do we do?  Megan talks to Rachel Sheerin about tips…

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97: Offboarding Your Clients: Tips for a Lasting Impression with Renee Dalo

Do you ever meet a new friend, and things are going great. You feel like you’ve made a solid connection, and then one day, BAM, she ghosts you? It probably doesn’t happen all that often to you, but I’ll bet your clients feel that way when the wedding is over. And that last feeling you…

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What is The Planner’s Vault?

On February 27, 2020, Megan launched The Planner’s Vault, a membership site for wedding planners who are hungry to grow, ready to hustle, and actively seeking community and education. In the vault, there will be guest experts on many topics relevant to growing and cultivating a successful event planning business with new content added consistently,…

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96: Top 5 Reasons You SHOULD Be Working More Corporate Events, with Roar Events’ Caryl Lyons

How many of you are REALLY going after corporate events?  You probably can work a corporate event just fine, and maybe you’ve done some, but are you really making an effort to show your market that you’re available for corporate? My guess is, probably not. Today, Caryl Lyons from Roar Events and The Roar Playbook…

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95. Carving Out Your Own Niche, with Venue Consultant Lindsay Lucas

Lindsay Lucas is THE wedding venue consultant.  She’s a former wedding planner who now helps venue owners (and those aspiring to be) to create profitable and sustainable wedding venue businesses.  Lindsay had the idea for a complete shift in her business, but it wasn’t easy convincing herself that this was the best way to go….

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94. What Engaged Couples Want 2.0, Interviews from the Merrimon Wynne House Bridal Showcase

Weddings for Real had the opportunity to interview engaged couples at The Merrimon-Wynne House in Raleigh NC Bridal Showcase, so that vendors could have a better understanding of what couples are looking for. We asked couples: What’s the first place you looked to find your wedding vendors? Where do you get wedding inspiration? What’s your…

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93: Working Together, Living Together, and Liking Each Other (Most Days), with Steve and Jenn Van Elk

Do you work with your wife or husband? Or do you spend so much time with your work wife or work husband that it basically feels like you’re married?  Well, working together for so many hours – and possibly living together too – those people probably get on your nerves quite a bit.  Well my…

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92: You Down with SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)? With Morgan Montgomery!

If you’re a solopreneur or you run a small team, and you’re thinking about growing, but you haven’t quite figured out how to clone yourself yet, then I want you to listen to this episode closely, because it’s all about putting your experience and knowledge in writing and making it easy for others to get…

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91: 2019 Year in Review: Wins, Fails, and Goals for 2020

How was 2019 for you?  What were your wins and losses?  Did you hit your goals?  What are your plans for 2020?   On today’s episode, Megan and Jason Gillikin talk all about chaos, transitions, wins, fails, goals, and more in the last episode of 2019!   As you heard on the show, we have…

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90: Impactful Gifting Strategies for 2020, with Margaux Fraise

Today’s guest is Margaux Fraise from Harmony Creative Studio in Los Angeles. Margaux has been planning weddings and events for 8 years. She’s also a cancer survivor, which in 2014 knocked her out of running her business for about two years. Through that experience, she learned to appreciate life, the little things, and the gestures…

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