187 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
    • 5.0 • 222 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!

    Professional Etiquette Tips for Wedding Pros, with Lisa Lyons

    Professional Etiquette Tips for Wedding Pros, with Lisa Lyons

    Lisa Lyons has been in the wedding industry for 19 years, but she has been drawn to etiquette her entire life. And in 2020 she got the certification to help wedding pros take their etiquette to the next level. But in this modern era of traditions changing, what does wedding etiquette even mean?

    • 35 min
    5 Hacks to Maximize Your Productivity (Megan Gillikin Solo)

    5 Hacks to Maximize Your Productivity (Megan Gillikin Solo)

    It's time to get serious about your business goals for this year and how you plan to achieve them. I'm going to keep this one short, sweet and packed with goodness as I share my top five hacks for maximizing efficiency in your wedding business.

    • 19 min
    Should wedding vendors require couples to hire a planner? Photographer Jillian Knight does

    Should wedding vendors require couples to hire a planner? Photographer Jillian Knight does

    Back in 2019, photographer Jillian Knight asked me to coffee to talk about an idea she had for her business - requiring a planner at ALL of her events. What this meant was that if couples didn’t have a planner or want to hire a planner, she simply wouldn’t work with them. As a planner, I absolutely loved it of course. And for the photographer, I thought it had a chance to be amazing for her and a way to stand out in our market…but there was also the reality that she’d literally be turning down business. So what’s happened since that meeting two and a half years ago?

    • 51 min
    Wrapping up 2021, and setting goals for 2022

    Wrapping up 2021, and setting goals for 2022

    Megan is joined by her husband Jason Gillikin to discuss their word of the 2021, successes and failures (both personal and professional), and goals for 2022.

    • 38 min
    Imposter Syndrome in the Wedding Industry (Megan Gillikin Solo Episode)

    Imposter Syndrome in the Wedding Industry (Megan Gillikin Solo Episode)

    I'm not good enough. Everything I have is from luck, and when people find out, they'll know I'm a fraud. Sound familiar?
    Today we're talking all about imposter syndrome, and 3 tips to quiet your inner critic.

    • 16 min
    161: Unraveling, with Aleya Harris

    161: Unraveling, with Aleya Harris

    Welcome to The Unraveling, where we share the unraveling of old habits and mindset that holds you back, and the rebirth of new. Today's guest is Aleya Harris, empire builder at Flourish Marketing.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
222 Ratings

222 Ratings

lisanity13 ,

Megan is such a gem

This podcast and Megan are both such gems. She has this kindness about her when approaching the topics and makes you feel comfortable and takeaways doable. You can’t help but feel energized and refreshed after listening to the episodes.

RachelBeer ,

I love this podcast!

I was told about this podcast early this year and I have been hooked from the start! I think I have listening to every episode now! In each episode, I love Megan’s energy and her wide range of guests. I love hearing the guests’ perspective of the wedding industry and implementing their pieces of advice into my own business!

jenlow120 ,

One of my favorite podcasts

I love how Megan keeps it real, brings on people who know there stuff, and stays focused on the things that truly make an impact in your wedding biz. This podcast is great for education and motivation alike!

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