201 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

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 229 Ratings

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!

    6 projects for your intern, with Gina Johnston

    6 projects for your intern, with Gina Johnston

    What are some ways to effectively work with an intern (and not just give them busy work)? Megan and Gina Annab Johnston offer 6 projects you can give your intern right away!

    • 29 min
    Unraveling, with Honeyfund's Sara Margulis

    Unraveling, with Honeyfund's Sara Margulis

    The Unraveling series, where amazing and inspiring entrepreneurs share the unraveling of old habits and mindset that holds us back, and the rebirth of new. Today we talk to Sara Margulis, who seemingly had it all - a successful business with her husband, TV appearances all over, an investment from Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary, and partnerships with Target and Hilton - but she was deeply in need of getting rid of her old habits to grow professionally and personally.

    • 41 min
    Happy Mother's Day! (Emma and Molly unauthorized takeover)

    Happy Mother's Day! (Emma and Molly unauthorized takeover)

    Emma and Molly Gillikin have taken over the podcast to wish all the moms (especially Megan) Happy Mother's Day!

    • 7 min
    Successful wedding pros understand these 6 things, with Brandee Gaar

    Successful wedding pros understand these 6 things, with Brandee Gaar

    When you’re running a business, it can feel pretty overwhelming - like you need to do all the things and do them all really well. And even if you’re at the point in your business where you can outsource some, being aware of everything to make the critical decisions can seem exhausting. But the good news is your business can be broken down into just 6 core competencies - and you don't have to be amazing at all of them.

    • 38 min
    9 tips for being a better wedding pro during busy season (Megan Gillikin solo)

    9 tips for being a better wedding pro during busy season (Megan Gillikin solo)

    Let's face it, this is one of the busiest seasons of your career. It feels like you don't have time for anything other than your clients, but in this solo episode, I'm giving 9 tips for you to become a better wedding pro. Pick a couple to focus on now, then come back once it slows down to implement the rest!

    • 15 min
    Does your brand need a redesign or refresh? Branding expert Lisa Aihara explains

    Does your brand need a redesign or refresh? Branding expert Lisa Aihara explains

    Let’s talk about your brand. Does it reflect who you are as a person and as a company - and does it attract your ideal clients? Is it something you’re proud of and passionate about, and you truly understand what your colors mean? Is it consistent throughout your website, your socials, your newsletters, and all the things? Branding can be super confusing, so that’s why I brought on branding expert Lisa Aihara to give us some answers.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
229 Ratings

229 Ratings

Some random personified person ,

The Happy Mother’s Day episode is so funny!

Molly is a pip! What delightful little girls! I listened to every minute - even the bloopers. So so cute!

regina faith ,

Love this podcast

I’ve listened to several wedding industry podcasts over the years and have never really found one I loved…. until now. I learn something new every time I listen, and I’m also reminded that I’m not in this alone! I own a ceremony music company, and sometimes it feels like our experiences are not common to other vendors. However, every time I listen, I am reminded that we all experience the same things….just in different ways, and it’s funny and comforting at the same time. Thanks, Megan, for providing valuable and entertaining content. I appreciate that it always feels like time well spent when I finish an episode. I’m glad I’ve only listened to 40 so far, so that I don’t run out of episodes anytime soon!!

WKUNUNU ,

My Favorite Wedding Pro Podcast

Weddings for Real provides insightful and actionable insight for wedding pros. It's my go-to for staying up to-date with the wedding industry.

I met Megan at several industry conferences, and she's event sweeter and just as genuine as she comes across on the podcast. Highly recommend it!

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