Weddings for Real

Episodes of the Weddings for Real Podcast

52: Candice Coppola on Why You Need a Business Plan

Candice Coppola – wedding planner at Jubilee Events, business mentor, podcaster at Power in Purpose, author of The White Dress in Color: Inspirations for the Modern Bride, Barbados resident (I’m not jealous, YOU’RE jealous!), and more – comes on the show today to talk all about the importance of making a business plan! Whether you’re…

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51: Diversifying Your Wedding Business with Maddy K

Madeleine Kojakian, better known as Maddy K, is a wedding planner and serial entrepreneur.  She has had many successes (and many failures) in diversifying her business, and she comes on today to talk about if YOU should diversify your business, when the right time is, when is NOT the right time, hiring tips, and how…

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50: Peace Out! Exiting the Wedding Industry, with Sam Dockery

Sam Dockery is the former owner of Bliss by Sam, wedding planning company in both Raleigh and Chicago, until she abruptly left the industry altogether in October 2018.  Why did she do it?  Sam has her reasons, both personal and professional, and she talks all about it on this week’s episode! Support this show by…

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49: What Startups Can Teach Wedding Vendors, with Mayflower Venues’ Veronica Armstrong

Support our Sponsor: Visit Audible.com/WeddingsForReal for a free 30-day Trial of the world’s largest collection of Audiobooks! Veronica Armstrong, head of marketing at Mayflower Venues, is all about that startup life.  She was the 4th employee and General Manager of the Wedding Market at Lovepop and helped grow that company to what it is today….

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48: What Do Engaged Couples Want From Wedding Vendors? We Asked Them!

At the Carolina Inn (Chapel Hill NC) Event Showcase on January 27th, Megan and Jason Gillikin walked around and interviewed 15 couples to get their take on what it’s been like to find their vendors, where they’re looking, what role social media played (Instagram!), and what they would tell wedding vendors to do differently.  Wedding vendors,…

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47: From Side Hustle to Full-Time, with HMUA Nina McCaskey from Wedded Kiss

Support our Sponsors: If you’re a wedding vendor, you should be using Honeybook! And you can use promo code “WeddingsForReal” for 50% off your first year! Visit MyPinkPartyBox.com for Vendor Gifts and Hotel Welcome Boxes! Are you in the side hustle mode of your business?  Are you trying to figure out when to take it…

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46: Hurricanes and Wedding Plan B’s with Kickstand Events

Support our Sponsors: Visit GreenChef.US/WeddingsForReal for $50 off your first box of Green Chef! Visit MyPinkPartyBox.com for Vendor Gifts and Hotel Welcome Boxes! Wilmington NC wedding planners Sally Lindroos and Courtney Stone from Kickstand Events come on the show today to talk all about what happened when Hurricane Florence cancelled FIVE of their events in…

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45: 16 Years of Wedding Planning with Ivy Robinson

Support our Sponsors: Visit TakeCareOf.com and enter promo code WEDDINGSFORREAL50 for 50% your first month of Care/Of Vitamins! Visit MyPinkPartyBox.com for Vendor Gifts and Hotel Welcome Boxes! Ivy Robinson is the wedding planner for celebrities like Dale Earnhardt Jr and Emily Maynard, has been on wedding reality TV shows like Whose Wedding Is It Anyway,…

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44: Divorce and Running a Wedding Business, with Matt Davis from Life Stage Films

Support our Sponsors: Visit Audible.com/WeddingsForReal for a free 30-day Trial of the world’s largest collection of Audiobooks! Visit MyPinkPartyBox.com for Vendor Gifts and Hotel Welcome Boxes! Matt Davis from Life Stage Films in Wilmington NC is a world-renowned filmmaker, storyteller, speaker, business coach, and podcaster. But today he comes on to talk about his divorce,…

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43: Wedding Industry Hiring and Onboarding with A Southern Soiree’s Gina Johnston

Finding the right employee in any business is challenging, but it’s a unique challenge in the wedding industry because it’s “so glamorous”. And they can be, but working a wedding involves long hours and sometimes difficult clients.  So how do you find the right hires?   Gina Johnston, Senior Wedding Coordinator at A Southern Soiree…

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