113 episodes

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!

Weddings for Real Megan Gillikin

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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!

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

    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 an effort to show your market that you’re available for corporate? My guess is, probably not. Today, Caryl Lyons from Roar Events and The Roar Playbook gives us the top five reasons you SHOULD be doing more corporate events! 

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

    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 businesses.  Lindsay had the idea for a complete shift in her business, but it wasn’t easy convincing herself that this was the best way to go. Today, we talk about if YOUR idea is really something to go after, that feeling of imposter syndrome when you’re doing something new, and how vendors can know when to take the le

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

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

    We interviewed engaged couples at The Merrimon-Wynne House Bridal Showcase, so that you could have an understanding of what couples are looking for.

    We asked:

    What's the first place you looked to find your wedding vendors?

    Where do you get wedding inspiration?

    What's your splurge for the wedding?

    Do you need to see pricing on a vendor's website before contacting them?

    What's surprised you the most about wedding planning?

    Are you hiring a wedding planner? Videographer?

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

    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? Well, working together for so many hours – and possibly living together too – those people probably get on your nerves quite a bit.  Well my guests are Steven and Jenn Van Elk from Jennifer Van Elk Photography, the Wedded Podcast, and the Wedding Photo Hangover Podcast. They have (at least) two businesses together, two podcasts together, and two kids together. They’ve struggled but come out stronger, and they're here to give you tips on how to make it all work!

    • 43 min
    92: You Down with SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)? With Morgan Montgomery!

    92: You Down with SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)? With Morgan Montgomery!

    If you’re a solopreneur or you run a small team, and you’re thinking about growing, but you haven’t quite figured out how to clone yourself yet, then I want you to listen to this episode closely, because it’s all about putting your experience and knowledge in writing and making it easy for others to get in your head. On episode 92, Morgan Montgomery with Paisley and Jade talks all about SOPs – Standard Operating Procedures!

    • 39 min
    91: 2019 Year in Review: Wins, Fails, and Goals for 2020

    91: 2019 Year in Review: Wins, Fails, and Goals for 2020

    How was 2019 for you?  What were your wins and losses?  Did you hit your goals?  What are your plans for 2020?


    On today's episode, Megan and Jason Gillikin talk all about chaos, transitions, wins, fails, goals, and more in the last episode of 2019!

    • 42 min

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Megan is an amazing speaker. She provides so many useful and practical tips. She presents them so well so everyone can easily follow. I especially love how she’s so passionate about what she does. 💕💕 Highly recommended!!

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