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Weddings for Real

Jun 20, 2018

Nicole Smith, owner of wedding planning company Vision Events and former venue coordinator at The Sanderling Resort in the Outer Banks and the Marriott in Chapel Hill, comes on Weddings for Real to talk about how wedding planners and venues can work together in harmony.  Megan worked as a venue coordinator as well, so the two of them talked about several issues that come up that sometimes make the process much more difficult.

What makes a good wedding planner for a venue? What makes a venue coordinator's job more difficult?  What do planners look for in a venue? What happens when a venue is over capacity?

These are some of the topics that Nicole and Megan discussed. And then Nicole talks about a crazy wedding story she experienced as a planner and how she really feels about sparkler exits.


Nicole Fontana Smith, Vision Events

Nicole Smith, Vision Events (Image by Pinehurst Photography)


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Megan was a guest last week on the HolderMESS Podcast. It was hilarious! Go listen below or anywhere you get podcasts!
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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.