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Weddings for Real

May 1, 2019

Meghan Ely, Wedding PR and Marketing Expert at OFD Consulting comes on to share the best ways to promote your business. Most of us creatives have very little time, so we need to figure out the most efficient strategies for maximizing exposure. And with the craziness of the past year or so – with WeddingWire and The Knot merging, with Southern Weddings shutting down, with Style Me Pretty shutting down and opening back up – it’s hard to know if we should be focusing on the bigger publications. So I asked Meghan what we should all be doing, and she shares some great tips!

Meghan also talks about her two other websites, and (see promo code below).

We mentioned 3 promos on this show!

1) My friends at LVL Academy are bringing their wedding planner workshop here to North Carolina in June and Weddings for Real Host Megan Gillikin is a speaker! Join us June 7-8th at Muse at the Mill in Winston-Salem for 2 full days of learning best practices, ways to refine your planning process, resources and tools to grow your business, and more! Use the code WEDDINGSFORREAL by May 10th for $200 of your registration at See you there!

2) For a really cool Mother's Day (or any time) gift, visit for $20 off your subscription! With Storyworth, you or a loved one answers questions about your life weekly, and at the end of the year, those stories are bound into a keepsake book!

3) The OFD Collective. Go to, and at checkout, enter the promo code "weddingsforreal" for $20 per month off!


Listeners, we are nominated (!!!) in the IndyWeek's Best of the Triangle Awards!  You can go to IndyWeek and vote for us in the "Out and About" Section!

Meghan Ely, OFD Consulting
Meghan Ely, OFD Consulting 
OFD Consulting on Social Media:
Facebook: @ofdconsulting
Instagram: @ofdconsulting
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.