Weddings for Real

Episodes of the Weddings for Real Podcast

114: Is Work/Life Balance Possible in the Wedding Industry?

Join me on this solo episode where I give you 7 tips for balancing it all – life, business, family, personal pursuits. We’re all works in progress, and no one has figured it out, but I have some ideas that can help. This episode is brought to you by The Planner’s Vault, my online membership…

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113: What is Entrepreneurship Costing You? (She Creates Business Podcast with Kinsey Roberts)

Today we’re sharing an episode previously published on the She Creates Business Podcast with Kinsey Roberts. From SCB: I’m honored to welcome back to the podcast, my friend and fellow podcaster, Megan Gillikin. Megan and I have recently had many, hard, and truthful conversations about what owning a business and being entrepreneurs have cost us….

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112: How are You Diversifying to Survive 2020 and Thrive in 2021?

It’s August 2020, five months removed from our two-week pause that we were supposed to have in March.  That’s about half of your year that has probably gone up in flames, and let’s be honest, you’re probably not going to meet your goals for 2020. So what are you doing about it? What’s your pivot?…

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111: 10 Lessons from 10 Years in Business

Megan and Jason Gillikin celebrate the 10-year anniversary of A Southern Soiree, and Megan shares her top ten lessons learned over the past decade – lessons she’s now bringing into The Planner’s Vault. Weddings for Real is brought to you by The Planner’s Vault, a membership site for wedding planners who are hungry to grow, ready…

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110: 3 Things You Can Change Right Now for More Bookings

This pandemic has caused delays, cancellations, stress, tears, more delays, unanswerable questions, confusion…it really sucks to be in the wedding industry right now. But here’s what it can’t change – couples getting engaged and booking wedding vendors. So in this solo episode, here are 3 things you can change right now for more bookings. Weddings…

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109: Finding Your #2 Employee, with Julie Bunkley and Courtney Wolf from Invision Events

In 2012, Julie Bunkley had run Invision Events in Birmingham Alabama for 7 years, and the business was doing…fine. But it wasn’t growing. She knew that to grow, she had to find a true #2, not just someone to help out at weddings.  She was lucky enough to hire Courtney Wolf, and the two of…

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108: Networking Tips in a Pandemic

How can you network and build vendor relationships when there are no weddings and no networking events?  Megan gives her top three tips that you can take action on RIGHT NOW. Weddings for Real is brought to you by The Planner’s Vault, a membership site for wedding planners who are hungry to grow, ready to hustle,…

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107: Sustainability in Weddings, with Aaron Shook

Aaron Shook has been in the hospitality industry for 30+ years in restaurants, catering, and now in wedding planning at Perfect Storm Moments. Through it all, he’s seen a lot of weddings – and a lot of waste. And his personal mission is to raise awareness and show wedding vendors how we can save the…

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106: Racism, Inclusion, and The Keys to Change, with Terrica

It’s time to talk about racism in the United States, (the lack of) diversity and inclusion in the wedding industry, and how to have open and honest conversations. Terrica Inc Cocktails and Details Upcoming Webinars with Terrica: Healing Wounds & Bridging Gaps: An Honest Conversation About Race & Allyship in the Wedding Industry, June 3rd…

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105: How to Work with a Virtual Assistant, with Julie Painter (Dallas Girl Friday)

Julie Painter (aka Dallas Girl Friday) is a virtual assistant who specializes in the wedding industry, and today she gives the inside scoop on what a VA does, when you should think about hiring a VA, and how to work best together. Weddings for Real is brought to you by The Planner’s Vault, a membership site…

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