Weddings for Real

Episodes of the Weddings for Real Podcast

79: Going the Extra Mile for Your Clients, with Entertainer Artem Lomaz

Artem Lomaz is DJ Times’ Entertainer of the Year two years in a row, in 2018 and 2019!  Today he talks about what he does to go the extra mile for his clients, from sentimental cards, to trying (and still trying!) to get Lil Jon to send a message to one of his clients.  Artem…

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78: Check Yo’ Site: 3 Easy Audit Tips Before Engagement Season

Engagement season is right around the corner, and you don’t want a website that repels your ideal client right? On this episode, Megan and Jason Gillikin give 3 easy tips to audit your website so you can book more clients!     Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal Music for…

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77: Diversifying Your Business to Reach Different Clientele, with Sapphire Events’ Valerie Gernhauser

Valerie Gernhauser runs two wedding planning companies – Sapphire Events and Ruby and Pearl Events – in the same market (New Orleans). Why did she decide to do that? She wanted to diversify her business to reach different clientele at different price points. But why not just offer different packages?  Valerie explains her strategy behind separating…

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76: The 100% Definitive Guide to Mastering Motherhood (JK!), with Rachel May

Wedding photographer Rachel May talks to Megan about motherhood, and they come up with the definitive guide to how to be an amazing mother, be ever-present with your kids, run your business well, be always put-together, give your kids the right amount of screen time and social media, and never feel guilt about anything.  With…

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75: How to Get on Preferred Vendor Lists, with International WIPA President Kevin Dennis

Kevin Dennis has been in the wedding industry for 30 years (!!) as the owner of Fantasy Sound Event Services near San Francisco and the Napa Valley. He’s also the international president of WIPA, the Wedding International Professionals Association. He’s also involved in NACE and many other network associations.  So needless to say, he knows his networking….

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74: Imposter Syndrome, with Fancy This Photography’s Nikki Whitt Belch

Imposter Syndrome: a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a “fraud”.  Sometimes as creatives, we experience this, and it can be crippling to our success and our mental state. So what do we do?  Megan talked to Nikki Whitt Belch from Fancy This…

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73: Relator, Analyzer, Boss, and Dreamer: How to Sell To and Work With the 4 Types of Wedding Clients, with Ideaction’s Sam Jacobson

Sam Jacobson, founder of Ideaction Consulting, has found that there are 4 types of buyers in the wedding market – The Relator, the Analyzer, the Boss, and the Dreamer.  And today, Sam gives some ways to identify what each of your clients are, how to sell them, how to work best with them, and how…

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72: YouTube Videos to Market Your Business, with Wedding Photographer Cavin Elizabeth

When Cavin Elizabeth moved to the San Diego market, she was wondering if making educational videos and sharing them on YouTube would be a way to attract clients and grow her business.  After 140 videos and over 1,700 subscribers, YouTube has been a resounding success. But why aren’t most of us taking advantage of video…

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71: Toxic Stress and How It’s Killing Your Business, with Therapist and Executive Coach Andy Maurer

At the Engage Luxury Wedding Summit in June, therapist and entrepreneurial coach Andy Maurer gave the most impactful and self-reflective speech at a breakout session – “Toxic Stress and How It’s Killing Your Business”. Many people left that session crying. I told as many people I could about it but could never do the speech…

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70: Do’s and Don’ts of Styled Shoots, with Color Pop Events’ Leah Weinberg

Styled Shoots.  You get your friendors together and create a completely unique pretend wedding that you don’t have to plan out for months.  They seem easy right? Well, not exactly. Styled shoots can cost money, time, and sanity, so today, Leah Weinberg from Color Pop Events in New York City comes on to share her…

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