Weddings for Real

Episodes of the Weddings for Real Podcast

WWD12: Happy Mother’s Day! Interviews with Megan and Megan’s Mom, plus Invisible Pants?

On this Mother’s Day Weekend Wine Down, we have interviews with Megan, Megan’s mom, and oldest daughter Emma. Happy Mother’s Day! The host of Weddings for Real 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…

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60: Moms for Real – A Vulnerable and Hilarious Look at Balancing Business and Motherhood, with 5 Entrepreneur Moms

Happy Mother’s Day! Today we give a real, honest, vulnerable, and hilarious look at the balancing act of being a mom and a business owner. Our guests today are Ginny Corbett from Ginny Corbett Photography, Kim Holderness from the Holderness Family Podcast and all those crazy YouTube videos, Grace Beason from Grace Leisure Events, Perry Vaile…

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59: How to Promote Your Wedding Business, with PR Expert Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting

Meghan Ely, Wedding PR and Marketing Expert at OFD Consulting comes on to share the best ways to promote your business. Most of us creatives have very little time, so we need to figure out the most efficient strategies for maximizing exposure. And with the craziness of the past year or so – with WeddingWire…

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58: Mental Health Tips for Creative Entrepreneurs, with Root & Restore’s Catrina Ballard

Life is stressful. Owning a business is stressful. Clients are stressful. Parenting is stressful. Relationships are stressful. As a creative entrepreneur, it’s not possible to be all things to everybody at all times. Sometimes it feels like life is in complete disarray. Catrina Ballard from Root and Restore has been both a creative entrepreneur AND a…

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57: Creative Dining in Weddings, with Snap Pea’s Jacob Boehm

Jacob Boehm, owner and head chef of Snap Pea Creative Dining, doesn’t run a typical catering company. He caters a few weddings, but not many. He doesn’t do menu tastings. In fact, if you’re working with him for your wedding, the menu that you pick…well, he might change it by the time your wedding comes…

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56: Eva Clark on Compassion in Weddings

International Wedding Planner Eva Clark from Eva Clark Events has planned over 400 events. Some of those clients have been more difficult to work with than others. But still, she wants to make sure that everyone getting married has a memorable experience in a positive way. How does she do that? By making sure she…

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WWD11: IndyWeek Best Local Podcast Nomination, One-Year Anniversary, Weddings on Mars, and More!

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us over the past year plus! And we’re so excited to announce that we’ve been nominated for Best Local Podcast on IndyWeek! Even though we have very little chance to win, we would love for you to vote for us (starting Monday April 8th)! And on today’s…

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55: Rachel Sheerin on Preventing Burnout and the 80-20 Rule

Rachel Sheerin is a keynote speaker and trainer focused on helping hospitality professionals sell more and be happy! Featured in Inc. Magazine for her unorthodox, high energy style,  Rachel has been an advocate for authentic sales and preventing burnout in our industry. Today she talks all about the Pareto Principle, also known as the 80-20…

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54: SEO for Wedding Vendors, with Jason Gillikin

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is all about making sure your website is found instead of your competitors’ websites, when people are searching on Google for your service or product. In today’s episode, digital marketing veteran Jason Gillikin gives four basic tips (Keyword Research, Google Business, Title Tags, and Content) to improve your website’s rankings in…

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53: How to Prevent (or Manage) Difficult Clients, with Wedding Planner Erin McLean

Nightmare Clients. If you’ve been in the wedding industry long enough, no matter what vendor category you’re in, you’ve had them! So what do you do?  Erin McLean, owner of McLean Events in Raleigh North Carolina, comes on the show today to give her tips on avoiding the nightmare clients before booking, what she has…

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