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

152: Wedding Planner Series: 5 Tips to Grow Your Business

In this solo episode, Megan Gillikin answers 5 questions from the Weddings for Real Facebook Group, including how to hire your #2, how to raise your prices, and how...

151: All About Your Welcome Guide: My Top 5 Tips

In this solo episode, Megan Gillikin gives her 5 tips on how to set boundaries, ease anxiety, and build trust with new clients through a killer digital welcome guide....

150: Turn your service into a money-making digital product, with Christina Scalera

As a wedding pro, you are the expert in your field. You have a knack for creating the most beautiful floral arrangements. You can run through a timeline in...

149: Wedding Pros – Do You Have a Market Niche?

When a couple finds your website or your social media presence, do they know right away why you’re unique?  Do they know what makes you special and different from...

148: 3 Sales Tips to Book More Weddings

In this solo episode, Megan Gillikin gives 3 actionable sales tips for incoming inquiries that you can try right now.  The wedding industry is currently in the midst of...

147: Managing Wedding Day Stress from Event Planner (and Former Olympian!) Jess Gelder

As wedding pros, we’re dealing with a lot of stressful situations, and we need to be at our best when dealing with all of them. In some respects, being...

146: 11 years of business advice in less than 20 minutes

The release of this episode marks the 11-year anniversary of Megan running her wedding planning business, A Southern Soiree. She’s made every mistake and learned every lesson in those...

145: How Facebook Groups Can Help You Book More Couples, with Margaux Fraise

When you think about marketing your business with Facebook, most of us look at what kind of content we should be posting, whether or not to boost, whether or...

144: Tips for Handling Difficult Conversations in the Wedding Industry, with Beth Kramer

According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, before we can experience love, we need to feel safe and secure.  But with racial unrest, homophobia, a pandemic, and the “do we...