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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


18: Craziest Wedding Stories - Best of the Podcast So Far

Happy 4th of July!

In today's episode, we replay some of the best and craziest stories from the first three months of the podcast so far!


You'll hear stories from:

Photographer Ginny Corbett (Episode 7, Instagram Stories and Wedding Photography Style)

Videographer Phil McInnis (Episode 5, Why You Need a Wedding Video)

Photographer Katherine Miles Jones (Episode 9, Moving Her Business from NYC and Putting Clients at Ease)

Author and photographer James Walters (Episode 12, Writing the Book of Wedding Stories)

DJ/Speaker/Podcaster Joe Bunn (Episode 2, How to Hustle and Grow Your Wedding Business)

Planner Nicole Smith (Episode 16, Wedding Planners and Venues Working Together in Harmony)

Ice Cream Entrepreneur Jared Plummer (Episode 8, Ice Cream at Weddings and the Explosion of Two Roosters)

Venue Owners, Planners, and Sisters Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell (Episode 13, Sister Entrepreneurs Courtney and Dana on Building a Wedding Venue)

We hope you enjoy!

At the top of the show, Megan mentioned donating to the American Heart Association for free advertising.  Here is the link - Anyone can donate of course, and it's to a great cause, in honor of Megan's dad William "Brew" Brewer, who passed away on July 4, 2006 after complications from a massive heart attack. But if you're a business, and you'd like to advertise, there's a bonus for you. If you donate $100 or more to the American Heart Association through the tribute page, you can get a free ad read at the top of one of the next three shows (July 11th, 18th, or 25th).  If you contribute $50 or more, you can get a free ad read in the middle of the show or at the end. For more details about this, or to coordinate scheduling the ad read, email us at  Thank you!

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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