Weddings for Real

Episodes of the Weddings for Real Podcast

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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42: Inside the Barn of Chapel Hill with Kara Brewer and Jennifer Wood

The Barn of Chapel Hill on Wild Flora Farm is one of the hottest new venues in the Triangle area of North Carolina, opening up in 2017. Kara Brewer, the owner, and Jennifer Wood, the creative director opened up to Megan about how it hasn’t been the easiest process to start weddings up at the…

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WWD 10: Reflecting on 2018 and Goals for 2019

Megan and Jason Gillikin are back for a Weekend Wine Down, where we reflect on the chaos that was 2018 and put some goals out there for 2019! We hope you enjoy, and have a great weekend, and Happy New Year! The host of Weddings for Real is Megan Gillikin, owner and lead consultant at…

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Megan Gillikin on the Holderness Family Podcast, “Our Wedding was NOT the best day in my life!”

Megan Gillikin was the guest on the Holdermess Podcast with Kim and Penn Holderness, on their episode, “Our Wedding was NOT the best day of my life“.   If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to their podcast, and check out their latest viral video, “Baby Just GO outside!” Holderness Family on Social Media:…

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Megan Gillikin on the Day in the Life Podcast

It’s the Day in the Life Podcast on the Weddings for Real feed!  If you don’t know Day in the Life with Brittney Lynn, go check it out! She interviews people that have interesting jobs – counterterrorism expert, pastry chef, Hollywood producer, etc – and gets to know what a day in the life is…

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41: Lessons Learned from My 5 Biggest Business Mistakes

Megan Gillikin, host of the podcast, has been a wedding planner in the Raleigh NC market since 2010. Over the last 8+ years, she has made some mistakes in her business. And today she opens up and talks about those, with lessons learned from the experience. Wedding vendors, hopefully you can avoid some of these….

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40: Vendor Communication = The Key to a Stress-Free Wedding Day, with Harrison Wedding Films

Deanna and Grant of Harrison Wedding Films in Washington DC came on the show to talk lessons they’ve learned in their first year of business, communication tips for vendor collaboration and creativity, what they do differently that sets them apart from their competition, and the hurricane that took years off their lives! Deanna and Grant…

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39: Are You Ready for Engagement Season?

Did you know that 40% of engagements occur between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day?!?!  Wedding Vendors, is your business ready for engagement season?  Megan Gillikin, qualified industry veteran, host of this show, wedding planner, and business coach (along with her completely unqualified but occasionally funny husband Jason Gillikin), gives her tips for making sure your business…

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38: 5 Tips for Submitting to Wedding Publications, with Brklyn View Photography’s Jaine Kershner

Jaine Kershner, owner of Brklyn View Photography, has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, and many more, and she was even named by BRIDES Magazine as one of NYC’s best wedding photographers. Today she comes on the show to give her 5 tips to get your wedding photography published!  …

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