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1: Wedding Planning Behind the Scenes with Grace Beason from Grace Leisure Events

In the first episode (!) of Weddings for Real, Megan sits down with fellow planner Grace Beason to talk about her career start at The Knot, planning her first weddings with her mentor Marcy Blum, how weddings have evolved over the years, how anyone can say they’re a planner with an Instagram account, being a mom while running a business, same sex weddings, advice for breaking into the wedding industry, personalities she wants to work with (assistants, couples, and vendors), and how weddings might not be quite as glamorous as everyone thinks.

Grace has some incredible stories throughout, and you’ll see why she was voted “Most Likely to Host a Talk Show” in high school.

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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 megan@weddingsforreal.com.

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

Coming Soon: Weddings for Real

Welcome to the Weddings for Real Podcast, hosted by Megan Gillikin, the owner and lead consultant of A Southern Soiree Wedding and Event Planning. On this podcast, we’re going to talk to wedding professionals about the crazy industry that is weddings.  We all have some amazing stories, and we all have some of those, “OMG Is This Really Happening!?!” stories to tell.

So Megan interviews other planners, florists, DJs, band members, photographers, videographers, and anyone else in the wedding industry.

The first five episodes are ready to go for the first week in April! And it won’t be just stories. We’ll talk about trends in the wedding industry, social media, advice that these other vendors have for people trying to get into the wedding space, what’s changed over the years when it comes to weddings, and how they built their businesses.

So if you want to hear about the crazy world of weddings, be sure to subscribe. Also, we’re looking for any brides, grooms, or even attendees of a wedding where something ridiculous happened to come on and share their stories. If you have any stories like that, email megan@weddingsforreal.com. We’ll see you soon!

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

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