Weddings for Real

Hosted ByMegan Gillikin

A Southern Soiree, voted Best Local Wedding Planner by IndyWeek, chose Earfluence to build a voice amplification platform to create national consulting, coaching, and speaking opportunities.

Real wedding vendors share their tips and tricks for surviving and thriving in this one of a kind industry. Hosted by Megan Gillikin of A Southern Soiree Wedding Planning, you’ll hear guests share their secrets on marketing, the client experience, networking, community, sales, and more – and you might even hear some crazy wedding stories along the way!

 


All Episodes

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...

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...

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...

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...

104: Defining Luxury on Your Own Terms, with The Flower Guy Bron

Have you ever felt the pressure of keeping up with what looks “elegant” or “luxurious” on Instagram? Why? Why do we care about matching what we see on the...

103: Setting Boundaries with Your Clients, with Executive Coach Kathleen O’Grady

Ok, so raise your hand if you feel like you are setting firm boundaries with your clients, and you almost always stick to those boundaries while working with them....

102: Bringing Your Clients, Vendors, and Team Into the Digital Age, with Nora Shiels

Today we’re talking all about how to get your clients, your vendors, and your team on board with the digital age. Sometimes it’s super frustrating when clients can’t figure...

101: Building Business Stability through Email Marketing, with Aleya Harris

So be honest. Is email marketing something you do for your business? Are you bringing future clients into your sales funnel and giving them content every week?  (Do you...

100th Episode Awards Show Extravaganza

Welcome to the Weddings for Real 100th Episode Extravaganza! On this special episode, you’ll hear who won the awards for: Toughest Interview Easiest Interview Funniest Episode Best One-Liner Most...