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Weddings for Real

188 EpisodesProduced by Megan GillikinWebsite

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 mig… read more


55: Rachel Sheerin on Preventing Burnout and the 80-20 Rule

Rachel Sheerin is a keynote speaker and trainer focused on helping hospitality professionals sell more and be happy! Featured in Inc. Magazine for her unorthodox, high energy style,  Rachel has been an advocate for authentic sales and preventing burnout in our industry. Today she talks all about the Pareto Principle, also known as the 80-20 Rule, and how it applies to wedding vendors.

Images from the amazingly talented Jeremy & Debby Deal, Lunahzon Photography,


If you're making the world better, then she's your sales whisperer. Rachel currently serves as International Director of Education for WIPA, is a long time NACE member and takes her margaritas on the rocks. 

Rachel Sheerin Contact Info:    

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Visit GreenChef.US/WeddingsForReal for $50 off your first box of Green Chef!

This Sunday from 4-7pm head over to one of the most stunning wedding venues in the Triangle, The Parlour at Manns Chapel for their Spring Open House hosted by our good friends at Harmony Weddings. This event is FREE and open to the public. It is especially perfect for engaged couples- come tour the beautiful venue and meet some of the top local vendors, all in one day! As a thank you for attending, if you book the Parlour as your venue, you can enjoy FREE use of all Parlour Vintage Rentals. This event is also wonderful for local vendors to get to tour The Parlour, network and meet new vendor friends. Last but not least, they will be unveiling a big bridal suite surprise!! Eventbrite Link here to register.

Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal

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The host of the show is Megan Gillikin, owner and lead consultant at A Southern Soiree Wedding and Event Planning.  She's also available for wedding and hospitality business consulting and can be reached at

Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Earfluence.

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