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

114: Is Work/Life Balance Possible in the Wedding Industry?

Join me on this solo episode where I give you 7 tips for balancing it all – life, business, family, personal pursuits. We’re all works in progress, and no...

113: What is Entrepreneurship Costing You? (She Creates Business Podcast with Kinsey Roberts)

Today we’re sharing an episode previously published on the She Creates Business Podcast with Kinsey Roberts. From SCB: I’m honored to welcome back to the podcast, my friend and...

112: How are You Diversifying to Survive 2020 and Thrive in 2021?

It’s August 2020, five months removed from our two-week pause that we were supposed to have in March.  That’s about half of your year that has probably gone up...

111: 10 Lessons from 10 Years in Business

Megan and Jason Gillikin celebrate the 10-year anniversary of A Southern Soiree, and Megan shares her top ten lessons learned over the past decade – lessons she’s now bringing...

110: 3 Things You Can Change Right Now for More Bookings

This pandemic has caused delays, cancellations, stress, tears, more delays, unanswerable questions, confusion…it really sucks to be in the wedding industry right now. But here’s what it can’t change...

109: Finding Your #2 Employee, with Julie Bunkley and Courtney Wolf from Invision Events

In 2012, Julie Bunkley had run Invision Events in Birmingham Alabama for 7 years, and the business was doing…fine. But it wasn’t growing. She knew that to grow, she...

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...