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

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...

143: Do You Need a Workcation? Yes, You Do!

On this solo episode, Megan Gillikin dives into all things workcations – what it is, who you should go with, what you can accomplish, and next steps to getting...

142: Avoid These Business Mistakes, from Lawyer and Accidental Entrepreneur Kunbi Odubogun

You probably started your business because you had a special passion or a superpower. Maybe you were amazing at logistics so you became a wedding planner. Or you knew...

141: The client experience starts before the couple books – tips for adding value, with Lynne Reznick

If you’re in the wedding industry, there’s a high probability that you’re a people pleaser. But as much as we want to take care of our clients 24/7, we...

140: Daily Routines and Personal Growth for Wedding Pros, with Gurminder Banga

Do you ever find yourself working your butt off, just go go go, working weddings, fixing problems, moving the business forward…and then you never stop to think why you’re...

139: How to Deal with Pride and Ego in Weddings, with Leah Weinberg

We’ve all seen it happen – ego and pride get in the way of the best wedding experience. And it’s not just from the couples or their parents. As...