Planning a wedding should be fun and as stress-free as possible. That’s our motto. Our ultimate goal is that by the time you get to your wedding day, you are relaxed and excited to see everything come together perfectly (and we are too!). We truly love what we do and it is reflected in our relationships with our clients. We are blessed to call many of our clients friends even after the big event.
Although we all have very different personalities on our team, we are very much a family and love to laugh about everything (including ourselves). Beginning with your first consultation, A Southern Soiree will guide you through the planning process and help you slow down, take a breath, and enjoy the experience!
Full Service Wedding Planning
From start to finish, we are with you every step of the way! We will work with you to plan the day of your dreams, while keeping your budget and schedule on track. Leave the details to us and enjoy the wedding you’ve always dreamed of:
Unlimited Phone, Email, and Face-to-Face Consultations // Budget Development and Cost Saving Solutions // Venue, Vendor Selection and Attendance at all Meetings // Vendor Contract Negotiation and Review // Assistance with Design and Decor Development // Coordination and Direction of Rehearsal, Ceremony and Reception // Etiquette Guidance Throughout the Decision Making Process // Assistance with Menu Planning and Room Diagram, Layout // Hotel Room Block Coordination // Detailed Timeline for Wedding Party and Vendors // Contact all Vendors Prior to Wedding to Confirm Final Details // Distribution of Final Payments and Gratuities to Vendors on Day of Wedding // Secure all Gifts and Personal Items at End of Event // Unlimited Hours of Direction on Day of Wedding // Any other Wedding Planning Needs!
Corporate Event Planning
Planning your corporate event can be an intimidating process, and you have enough to worry about. You could tour venues, get price quotes from vendors, negotiate, make sure there is enough food and drink, worry if the entertainment is good enough, create a timeline, and try to keep the event on a schedule and within budget.
Or you could let our corporate event planners take care of everything for you, giving you the peace of mind that everything will be handled by experts, and you’ll be able to actually enjoy the event.
Business and Venue Consulting
Our team is now excited to offer business consulting services to venues as well as other event related businesses within the industry. Having worked in over 100 venues throughout the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, our team’s understanding of the market and what is necessary for a venue or other event related business to be successful in exceeding client expectations and setting themselves apart from the competition is unmatched. Our consulting services are custom created for each client, but some popular offerings include a competition analysis, a customized plan for social media, a complete review of current packages, and pricing structure guidance for future growth. We look forward to speaking with you soon about the growth and future success of your business.
The above are just some of the groups that Megan Gillikin has spoken to. With a degree in Hospitality Management and a Master’s in Business, as well as over 10 years of industry experience working in hotels, restaurants, and the event industry, Megan enjoys speaking at various universities and conferences about her background, her experience within the industry, and other relevant topics related to the event field. Recent topics of discussion include Attracting Millennials and Vendor Social Media Etiquette. Please feel free to contact us directly to discuss specific opportunities for speaking engagements!