Favorite Florals for Fall

If we could, we’d find a way for all of the beautiful florals to be in season year round in our local markets. When working with special event florist and event design companies, it’s relatively easy to get popular party and wedding flowers year round, but possibly at a premium cost if they are notRead More

Experiences and Inspirations at Engage!19 in London

From October 28 to 31, 2019, Engage! hosted their annual luxury wedding business summit in beautiful London, England. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take part in the event, which focused on networking, education, and inspiration between luxury wedding and event planners. The Engage!19 London Experience This year’s event was presented byRead More

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Three Tips for Planning a Successful Honeymoon

Even when you have the wedding of your dreams, you’ll likely still be ready to head off on your honeymoon and relax for a while. Here are some tips to take full advantage of the love and rest coming to you. Plan and Book Well in Advance Not only will booking in advance assist withRead More

Dancers at Studio 54 Event planned by Z Event Company in Metairie, LA

Z Event Company Awarded One of Highest Honors by NACE for Catered Events

Last month, the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) announced the winners of its annual NACE One Awards. NACE, the premier organization for event and catering professionals throughout the country, recognizes standout leaders who, through their exceptional events, have established themselves as leaders in the United States event planning industry. This year, Z EventRead More

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Solutions for an Unbalanced Bridal Party

Standing next to a close friend or family member as they tie the knot is a true honor. You and your groom may have an idea of who you’d like to ask to be by your side, but some couples encounter snags when finalizing their wedding party. Size sometimes matters, as well as an evenRead More

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How Far in Advance Should You Look for a Wedding Venue?

When planning your wedding, one of the first major decisions you will have to make is where you want the wedding to be held. In fact, because most other planning choices, from the size of the invite list to the decor and flower arrangements, will be influenced by the location, picking out a venue isRead More

Brides Reveal The Most Useful Wedding Gift They Received

If your friend, sister, brother, coworker, etc. isn’t using a registry, wedding gift giving can be a headache. You love them, but the thought of gifting them something they won’t ever use or might not like is stressing you out. With more couples than ever living together before marriage, getting them something they already ownRead More

Blended Family Wedding Etiquette

Blended families are the new norm, and many engaged couples are facing the same difficult question – what am I supposed to do so everyone feels included, and no one gets their feelings hurt?  While this can be a difficult question to answer, because every family is different, there are some standard rules to followRead More

Your “Big Day” Is Over – Now What??

After a couple heads home from their honeymoon they often find they are at a loss for what to do next – your big day is over, now what?! The wedding planning and honeymoon were all very structured and time consuming – and now the new couple has all the time in the world to relax,Read More

Bachelorette Party – How to Plan and Prepare?

How to Plan a Bachelorette Party? Bachelorette parties are such a fun pre-wedding celebration. Remember that the main goal is to celebrate the bride’s last “single” days by having an unforgettable event. There are so many options when it comes to deciding on a location for a bachelorette party, so HERE is a list of 11Read More

Bridesmaids Gifts They’re Sure To Love

Bridesmaids are such an important part of your big day. They’re your best friends, your support system, practically your family! They definitely deserve to be treated as such and given gifts they will actually enjoy. You want them to know that they are appreciated for all they do on your big day. Here are 8Read More

Under the Chuppah: a New Orleans courtyard wedding

The second line Under the chuppah for a New Orleans courtyard wedding at Brennan’s, the wedding ceremony was brought to a close. With the stomping of the glass, an ever jubilant “Mazel Tov” arose from the crowd, but then the unexpected occurred – horns began playing, guests looked around in confusion, and our “second line” began twistingRead More

St. Charles Avenue’s Shop Talk: Featuring Susan Zackin & Z Event Company

Susan Zackin was featured in the January 2016 issue of St. Charles Avenue! The magazine features interviews from one or two business owners every month, and Susan Zackin & Z Event Company were on their radar this month. To read the full article, please click the link below! ZEventCompanyShopTalk

New Orleans Destination Wedding Tips: Part 2

I hope you enjoyed Part 1 of Z Event Company’s New Orleans destination wedding tips! If you’re looking to pick up a few more tips for your destination wedding, look no further, Part 2 is here 🙂 Can I rent or buy men’s attire at the destination instead of traveling with it? Yes, of course you can!Read More

New Orleans Destination Wedding Tips: Part 1

Brides and grooms, I’ve been listening to all of your questions and concerns about having a New Orleans destination wedding, I took some of the more frequently asked and have the answers you’ve been looking for! There were a lot of great questions…too many, in fact, to answer in just one blog, so I had to splitRead More

Tips from a New Orleans Wedding Planner: Choosing a Venue

Tips from a New Orleans Wedding Planner: Choosing a Venue You’re engaged! You’ve told all of your family and friends, you’ve had an impromptu engagement party, so what’s the next step?! As much as brides hate to hear it, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty (which I personally enjoy – no surprise thereRead More

A Day in the Life of a New Orleans Wedding Planner

A day in the life of a New Orleans wedding planner: I start my work day off in bed, checking emails. In this industry, there are so many things that can change overnight, so I need to be prepared for whatever those changes may be. When I step into the office, I am ready to take on the dayRead More

New Orleans Wedding featured in St. Charles Avenue | Z Event Company

It has been months since we produced the Brennan-McLeod New Orleans wedding, and we are still hearing great buzz around town from it! New Orleans, as I like to say, is a big city but a small town, so word of mouth is huge down here and hearing people talk about how beautiful and fun their wedding was is the most gratifying thingRead More

Hottest Wedding Dress Trends Fall 2015

We have been watching what the hottest designers have been putting down the runway, and these styles are going to be some of the biggest wedding dress trends for this fall: The Spaghetti Strap: The majority of brides tend to go with a strapless wedding gown, a sweetheart neckline or some version of lace orRead More

Destination Wedding: Dodging the Top 4 Stressors

There are so many great things about having a destination wedding, especially having one here in New Orleans! At the same time, I understand the anxiety associated with planning a destination wedding, so I’m here to help calm those nerves and explain why it shouldn’t be stressful…if you have the right wedding planner that isRead More

New Orleans City Business | Z Event Company Press Release

Be sure to pick up a copy of the September 18th issue of New Orleans City Business to see Jessica Talbot, Z Event Company’s newest employee’s press release. To view the issue online, please click Z EVENT COMPANY. Join our email list to receive the latest news, updates and for more great tips and tricks! CLICK HERERead More

Engagement Season is here!

Labor Day Weekend has passed, which sadly means that summer has come to an end. Don’t get downhearted just yet, because the Holiday season is right around the corner, or should I say “engagement season!” So ladies, here is your excuse to break out the champagne and wedding magazines. It’s time to start planning 🙂Read More

What To Do After Your Engagement?!

First off, congratulations on your engagement! This is such a happy and exciting time in both your lives so don’t stress and worry about all of the little details, that’s what we’re here for 😉 Take a deep breath and go chill a bottle of champagne, everything will be fine. Of course there are a millionRead More

Wedding Poem

I came across this fun little wedding poem and thought I’d share it with y’all: Married when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind & true, When February birds do mate, You wed nor dread your fate. If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you’ll know. Marry in April whenRead More

Z Event Company | Honoring the “Power of Women”

This past Friday, Z Event Company produced a fundraiser for The American Red Cross of Southeast Louisiana to honor eight outstanding women in conjuction with the 10 Years, 10 Events marking the 10th year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. These women were honored for their significant contributions to the ongoing recovery efforts of New Orleans and LouisianaRead More

What to include in your Wedding Welcome Bags?

Not sure exactly what to put in your guests wedding welcome bag? Let me help you out – wedding welcome bags are one of my favorite things to create and put together for our brides and grooms! To some it might seem like a daunting task, but for me I get gratification when I hearRead More

What to prepare when meeting with a Wedding and Event Planner?

Before meeting with your wedding and event planner, there is a bit of “homework” you’ll need to do first. Trust me though, it’s the fun kind of homework! 🙂 As a wedding and event planner, we have LOTS of innovative ideas and design concepts to bring your event or wedding to the next level. WeRead More

New Orleans Wedding | a Z Event Company production

A New Orleans Wedding: As wedding planners in a city as unique as New Orleans, Z Event Company strives to make each event one of a kind and personal for our clients. We often take our cue from our clients, zeroing in on something special to them, then making that a feature at their party.Read More

Traveling with a Wedding Dress: 5 Great Tips!

After spending countless hours researching different cuts and styles, going from one bridal boutique to the next, and trying on countless wedding dresses, you have finally found “The One.” For both local brides and destination brides, the task of transporting your dress to and from locations can be tricky, and not something you want toRead More

Palm Beach Bat Mitzvah | a Z Event Company production

This past April, in Jupiter, FL, Z Event Company put on a glow in the dark, beach party themed Bat Mitzvah that was not to be missed! This wasn’t your typical, run of the mill Bat Mitzvah either. To ensure that maximum fun was had by all, we transformed the event space into a glowRead More

Top 6 Reasons to Have a New Orleans Destination Wedding

It’s no surprise that New Orleans destination weddings rank in the top 2 most popular places to get married! From the historic buildings, to the delicious cuisine, to the wild and crazy nightlife, New Orleans has it all! Being born and raised in such a wonderful city, I feel the need to spread some New Orleans loveRead More

New Orleans Wedding Planner Fee Explained

How many times have you thought to yourself, “Should I hire a New Orleans wedding planner? But they’re just so expensive” It’s time to stop fretting, because that isn’t true! The answer to that question is simple: you bet your white-dress-wearing booty you should! Most couples shy away from hiring a wedding planner mainly becauseRead More

Palm Beach Fundraiser for HAS: Hôpital Albert Schweitzer | a Z Event Company production

Even before entering the courtyard of The Breakers for cocktail hour, guests were being drawn outside by the hypnotic sounds of Caribbean music lofting through the air. Greeting the guests at the bottom of the stairs were refreshing signature drinks, enticing, mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres, and white orchid leis for our VIP ticket holders. As ourRead More

Palm Beach fundraiser “Hats off to White Hot Nights” featured in The Palm Beach Daily News

Our Palm Beach fundraiser, “A White Hot Night,” was featured on Monday, April 27th in The Palm Beach Daily News! Below is a little blurb from the article. To read the complete Palm Beach Daily News article, click here. Palm Beach resident Dr. Randolph “Bob” Guthrie was the honoree as the friends of Haiti’s Hopital AlbertRead More

Style Me Pretty featured our Palm Beach Wedding!

We put on a gorgeous Palm Beach wedding last September for Chad and Andrea on the third Saturday of October. Little did I know, every third Saturday of October is a national holiday, “The Sweetest Day.” I learned something new that day, and that’s a date I will never forget. Such a sweet couple for suchRead More

Enjoy Your Own Party! | Tips from Z Event Company

A few tips from Z Event Company to ensure that you can enjoy your own party! What could be better than being a guest at your own party. After spending countless hours and endless money you find yourself exhausted and unable to visit with your guests at your own party. You are busy preparing foodRead More

Summer Travels Inspire Next Party Theme?

Could something from my summer travels have inspired a theme for my next party? Did you make it out of the country this summer to some exotic destination, or was a simple trip in the U.S. in order for you and your family? Whichever way you landed we are sure that some fabulous ideas forRead More

Getting Married?

Why not hire a professional? Do you think it will cost too much? Actually we earn our keep through all of the savings we can provide for you. We can help you save by preventing costly mistakes and saving time and money through our expertise. Even if you have your venue picked out and your ownRead More

Z Event Company | 1st Blog Post!

Welcome to Z Event Company’s first blog post!! Hope you enjoy!! Join our email list to receive the latest news, updates and for more great tips and tricks! CLICK HERE