Monday, March 15, 2010

I'M A PLANNER ON BE A PLANNER: Eve Harrison

Eve Harrison | Ooh La La Weddings



Name: Eve Harrison

Location: San Diego, CA

Company: Ooh La La Weddings

Years in Business: 4

What do you specialize in (Day of Coordination, Full Service Design…)?

I specialize in Week and Month of Wedding Coordination but am starting to get more into Full Service planning and Design! I help my brides get that look they see in the magazines for half the price by finding creative and economical ways to achieve it.


What are your three favorite sources of wedding inspiration?

Wedding blog's!!! I could spend hours looking through wedding blog's such as Wedding Chicks|Style Me Pretty|Grey likes Weddings., Of course Martha Stewart has tons of wedding inspiration and wedding magazines. I have boxes upon boxes that I just thumb through. Even though some are several years old, there are always ways to put a new twist on old favorites.


What made you get started in wedding planning?

I always say I was born to party because I have been organizing event since I can remember. I absolutely love to get people together, it is my passion, people are my passion, happiness and love are my passion and all of these things come together wrapped in a bow on someone’s wedding day. I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love and love what I do! I could go on and on.. :)


What is one thing in your office that you could not live without, technology excluded?

That would have to be my many date books|calendars|planners. I am obsessed! I don’t know what it is about these little|big|short|fat books but I love them and writing things down in them. I have the same thing written in about 5. Also coffee! I’m addicted and drink about 3 cups a day.


If you could make one recommendation to a new planner, what would it be?

I would say be authentic. There is nothing worse then coming into the business and saying you have experience that you don't, or ‘borrow’ other people’s website content such as packages, etc. We all have to start somewhere and we’ve all been there. I would suggest maybe speaking with a few planners out of your area to get some advice but don’t go behind someone’s back and copy their work|packages|pricing|etc.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excited to be featured :) Thanks so much!!

christina said...

Its so great to hear the perspective of somebody moderately new to the industry.

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