PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
My name is Nina and I run OQ. I have been in the events world for 17 years now and adore all things weddings, cheese, and salted caramel!
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START YOUR BUSINESS?
Having been in the event industry for so long, I knew when it came to my wedding that I didn’t need a full wedding planner, I could do that myself. However, I did know that I needed some support just on the day. I couldn’t find what I was looking for so started OQ! 4 years later here I am!
HOW DOES YOUR TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?
Oh this varies vastly! However, I spend a lot of my time on emails, a lot of my time networking, a lot of my visiting different venues and a lot of my time talking to couples and being at weddings!
WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB?
Oh definitely seeing the couples hard work come together as they dreamed it would on the day – my heart literally bursts at this point.
AND WHAT IS THE WORST PART?
Tax returns. They are the devil.
WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?
To not sweat the small stuff! Whether that is with your wedding, your business, your life! Let it all go and concentrate on what is important to you.
WHAT WOULD YOU WANT COUPLES TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?
We specialise in on the day coordination, we don’t do full wedding planning. We want everyone to have a stress free day and see all their hardwork come together just as they dreamed it would. Finally, we really really care.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR COUPLES PLANNING A WEDDING?
Don’t worry about how big your budget is just spent on the thing that is most important to you.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU DIDN’T WORK IN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY?
I would definitely go back to working in the charity world, helping people has to be in everything I do.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR TIME OFF?
Shopping and eating!!
Next on my list is a road trip along the west coast of America
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS?
Retired on a beach somewhere?! No? Too soon?