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On today’s show, I have Megan Gillikin, who is the Owner & Lead Wedding Planner of A Southern Soirée.
Megan reached out to me after being a listener of the Day in the Life podcast and the wedding industry is SO interesting to me (plus we hadn’t had anyone on yet!).
Megan shares how she got started in the wedding industry, misconceptions people have about wedding planners, the worst bridezilla/momzilla moments, what she would tell brides before they plan their wedding, and so much more.
Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!
In today’s episode, you’ll find out:
Megan graduated from East Carolina University with her undergraduate degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management and her MBA. Upon graduation, this North Carolinian relocated to DC with Marriott International completing their Management Development Program.
Starting at the front desk and moving into the events side, Megan truly understands the logistics, flow, and behind the scenes effort, it takes to make a successful event. Transitioning back to NC in 2006, she moved into event positions including Event Operations Manager, Event Manager, and Sales and Catering Manager on a new property opening team.
In 2010, Megan left the hotel world and took over ownership of an existing wedding planning company in need of re-branding to remain relevant within the industry. Over the last 8 years, Megan has grown A Southern Soiree into a multi-planner firm and established it as one of the most sought-after, highly regarded event planning companies in NC.
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