Susan Zackin, owner of Z Event Company, was featured this week in The Gambit’s special section on New Orleans party planning! Specifically on the topic of what event planners bring to the table. There are some great questions asked with equally great answers, so be sure to take a look! Here are just two of the Q & A’s to get you excited:
The Gambit: Party Poppers
What should someone look for when choosing a planner?
Z: Someone with great references. Someone who’s been in the business for a number of years [with] real experience, and someone that you have chemistry with. It is a very personal relationship. Meet with them, talk with the vendors that they work with — what kind of reputation do they have? The personality of the planner [is important]. A good planner won’t let the host see them sweat. I should never make my client anxious, never.
What kind of lead time do you need to plan a party?
Z: We can pull things off really quickly because we have a lot of resources. Our vendors want to jump through hoops for our clients. Ideally, a few months is good, [because] the more time you have, the more likely you will get what you want.
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