Month: December 2018

WWD 10: Reflecting on 2018 and Goals for 2019

Megan and Jason Gillikin are back for a Weekend Wine Down, where we reflect on the chaos that was 2018 and put some goals out there for 2019!  

We hope you enjoy, and have a great weekend, and Happy New Year!

 

The host of Weddings for Real 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 megan@weddingsforreal.com.

Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

Megan Gillikin on the Holderness Family Podcast, “Our Wedding was NOT the best day in my life!”

Megan Gillikin was the guest on the Holdermess Podcast with Kim and Penn Holderness, on their episode, “Our Wedding was NOT the best day of my life“.   If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to their podcast, and check out their latest viral video, “Baby Just GO outside!”  

    Holderness Family on Social Media: Instagram: @theholdernessfamily Facebook: @TheHoldernessFamily twitter: @KimDHolderness   Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal

Megan Gillikin on the Day in the Life Podcast

It’s the Day in the Life Podcast on the Weddings for Real feed!  If you don’t know Day in the Life with Brittney Lynn, go check it out! She interviews people that have interesting jobs – counterterrorism expert, pastry chef, Hollywood producer, etc – and gets to know what a day in the life is like for them. Such a cool concept!  And today we’re sharing her interview with Megan Gillikin, host of the Weddings for Real Podcast. Megan is the 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 megan@weddingsforreal.com.

Go subscribe, rate, review, and follow the Day in the Life Podcast on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/day-in-the-life/id1292726596?mt=2 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3js3PiIdZxq6LTS4s50Tra Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/brittney-lynn/day-in-the-life Instagram: @dayinthelife   Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal

41: Lessons Learned from My 5 Biggest Business Mistakes

Megan Gillikin, host of the podcast, has been a wedding planner in the Raleigh NC market since 2010. Over the last 8+ years, she has made some mistakes in her business. And today she opens up and talks about those, with lessons learned from the experience. Wedding vendors, hopefully you can avoid some of these.   Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal

If you’re a wedding vendor, go get Honeybook! At A Southern Soiree, we’ve been using Honeybook since February 2015. I think we were one of their very first clients, and it has truly been a life changer. They make proposals and contracts super easy to use on both our side and the client side. I think before Honeybook I would send proposals and contracts by email, and the client would have to mail the contract to us or fax it by efax. Proposals were in no way streamlined either, so this has made our lives so much better. As a consultant, whenever I sign up a vendor client, one of the very first recommendations I make is Honeybook. No need to complicate things – it works, it’s great…just get it. And if you follow this link, you get 50% off your first year of Honeybook, which is nice, but not nearly as nice as all the time you’re going to save. And if you have any questions about my experience, feel free to send me an email to megan@weddingsforreal.com. 

Music for this episode by https://www.bensound.com.

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 megan@weddingsforreal.com.

Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

40: Vendor Communication = The Key to a Stress-Free Wedding Day, with Harrison Wedding Films

Deanna and Grant of Harrison Wedding Films in Washington DC came on the show to talk lessons they’ve learned in their first year of business, communication tips for vendor collaboration and creativity, what they do differently that sets them apart from their competition, and the hurricane that took years off their lives! Deanna and Grant are such a fun and talented couple, and we’re excited to share this episode!

Deanna and Grant, Harrison Wedding Films (Image by Never There Yet Photography)

Deanna and Grant with one of their couples

Deanna and Grant at their wedding (image by Joy Michelle Photography)

Deanna and Grant in Film School

 Here’s some of Harrison Wedding Films’ work! You can find more on their YouTube Channel!

 

 

Harrison Wedding Films on Social Media: Instagram: @harrisonweddingfilms Facebook: @harrisonweddingfilms   Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal

If you’re a wedding vendor, go get Honeybook! At A Southern Soiree, we’ve been using Honeybook since February 2015. I think we were one of their very first clients, and it has truly been a life changer. They make proposals and contracts super easy to use on both our side and the client side. I think before Honeybook I would send proposals and contracts by email, and the client would have to mail the contract to us or fax it by efax. Proposals were in no way streamlined either, so this has made our lives so much better. As a consultant, whenever I sign up a vendor client, one of the very first recommendations I make is Honeybook. No need to complicate things – it works, it’s great…just get it. And if you follow this link, you get 50% off your first year of Honeybook, which is nice, but not nearly as nice as all the time you’re going to save. And if you have any questions about my experience, feel free to send me an email to megan@weddingsforreal.com. 

Music for this episode by https://www.bensound.com.

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 megan@weddingsforreal.com.

Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.