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

99: Multicultural Wedding Do’s and Don’ts, with Petronella Lugemwa

Some of the most lavish and exciting weddings to work are the ones where culture plays a big part in the wedding. And today we talk to someone who...

98: Finding Your Way through the Chaos of COVID-19 in the Wedding Industry

What a crazy, chaotic, noisy, tearful, and stressful week. In a world that’s completely upside down because of COVID-19, what can we do to make it through so that...

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Weddings – Now What Do We Do?

With the Coronavirus causing chaos throughout the world, it has taken its toll on the wedding industry as well. Gatherings are being limited, some vendors aren’t comfortable working, some...

97: Offboarding Your Clients: Tips for a Lasting Impression with Renee Dalo

Do you ever meet a new friend, and things are going great. You feel like you’ve made a solid connection, and then one day, BAM, she ghosts you? It...

What is The Planner’s Vault?

On February 27, 2020, Megan launched The Planner’s Vault, a membership site for wedding planners who are hungry to grow, ready to hustle, and actively seeking community and education....

96: Top 5 Reasons You SHOULD Be Working More Corporate Events, with Roar Events’ Caryl Lyons

How many of you are REALLY going after corporate events?  You probably can work a corporate event just fine, and maybe you’ve done some, but are you really making...

95. Carving Out Your Own Niche, with Venue Consultant Lindsay Lucas

Lindsay Lucas is THE wedding venue consultant.  She’s a former wedding planner who now helps venue owners (and those aspiring to be) to create profitable and sustainable wedding venue...

94. What Engaged Couples Want 2.0, Interviews from the Merrimon Wynne House Bridal Showcase

Weddings for Real had the opportunity to interview engaged couples at The Merrimon-Wynne House in Raleigh NC Bridal Showcase, so that vendors could have a better understanding of what...

93: Working Together, Living Together, and Liking Each Other (Most Days), with Steve and Jenn Van Elk

Do you work with your wife or husband? Or do you spend so much time with your work wife or work husband that it basically feels like you’re married? ...