A Premier Los Angeles Event Planner
_Typical client conversation to give you an idea of the most frequent questions._
How long have you been working in this industry and how did you become an international Event Planner - Designer?
I start working in the hospitality business in 1995 and between organizing a welcome cocktail and choreographing the night show for our guests I discover that nothing made me happier than seeing the joyful smile on the face of our guests and nothing made me more proud than being part of a special moment on the life of great people.
I established my first event company in the Caribbean and have worked in some of the most famous and exotic islands there such as St. Barth, Anguilla, Curacao, and St. Maarten for 17 years planning and designing special events, tournaments, festivals, expo, retreats, and the annual Red Cross Gala. Other clients have included BET television, The Lions, and Rotary Club. In 2013 I moved with my family to LA and I start specializing in Luxury Events. I was very honored to be brought to New York to organize an event for one of my clients for 150 female UN delegates. In 2019 in order to make a full circle and make sense of my hospitality training, I added a service of tour operating in order to offer our clients a 365 degree personalized assistance when designing a corporate retreat a destination wedding, or a very special celebration.
We love your services. But can you tell me what sets you apart from all the other event planners out there?
I was born and raised in Venice, Italy, where I was influenced by its rich history and culture. I had the fortune to work and live on 3 different continents so I was exposed to different cultures and beautiful flavors, colors, architecture, and traditions from around the world... from Italy to Morocco, from Tunisia to Cuba, from Philadelphia to Las Vegas, and from New Orleans to Costa Rica. These priceless experiences have stimulated my creativity and enriched my talent. I learned to listen, to be patient, to work well with others, to understand different needs in different situations, and above all how important it is to personalize a celebration in order to make it truly special for my clients and their guests.
I do not have another "day job" that you'll have to worry about not having time to respond to your questions, concern, or desires in a timely manner. You can rest assured that I will always get back to you as quickly as possible, and you are always a priority for me.
The way I work is a bit different from most. You will work hands-on with me ( Veronica) through the planning process. I will help you get clarity on the goal of your project I will find the location, coordinate your vendors, hold your hand throughout the process, and help reduce stress as much as possible.
I will match vendors to your exclusive event needs, love, and personality. Hiring my company also means not having to do an exhausting search for the right people to match your needs. It is my top priority to always take time and sincere thought in matching you to each and every vendor who complements your dream event needs.
The event we plan and design alongside our clients are also extremely unique! Meaning that they are custom to our clients, not to what I love or to what my tastes are. It is not about me - it is about you. I am not like other planners or designers who are trying to recreate their own dream event day or that specific fab party..... This is not about my ego. I just have a passion for what I do and I love helping others create their dream event. That is why communication with my clients, understanding their desires, traditions, and needs are all paramount elements to me.
My clients will tell you that working with me and my team means that you'll not only get straightforward, impartial feedback from me, but you'll also get someone who is here for you emotionally and more. We love each and every one of our clients, and you will always know and feel that.
All this sounds terrific and...Expensive! Will we be able to afford you?
It takes the average client several hundred hours to plan a successful party. More so if planning an event or retreat abroad. Do you have time for that and still have a life or be able to focus on anything else? And it is not just about time. I've had so many clients tell me how much they saved in money, energy, stress, and headache by having an expert "fairy godmother" at their side. A good event planner can help you by not become overwhelmed with every little detail while carrying on your vision, to stay on budget, avoiding potential distress or disasters on hard to understand contracts, to have a calming and objective presence while friends and family drive you a bit...oops....sorry...nut!
So really think about what your dream special event looks like and what that means to you. Call or visit with me for a "get acquainted" consultation so that we can really talk about your dreams and how we can create them together. Remember that there is a solution for every client. I do offer payment plans and we are always happy to design a package for you. So relax, I am here to help you.
Do you take credit cards?
Yes, we do. For your convenience, we take all major credit cards and bank transfers. And I do offer payment plans as well.
Will I lose control of my event if you will plan it and/or design it for me?
Absolutely not! A bad planner is the one that takes control away from you. My job is to understand your likes, dislikes, vision, dreams, and budget. Once I have those elements I will offer you my expertise, tools, and options to create YOUR perfect event. I will be your " partner in crime" with your best interest at heart. You are the focus of your celebration and it is totally your day. Basically, you can't be the star and the backstage manager at the same time. So, let me and my team help you explore your potential and fully realize your dreams while you will have the freedom to actually live and enjoy your perfect event.
Will you work with professional vendors that we already found?
Veronica Pranzos Events has an A-TEAM of professional artists ( not just vendors) and I will be more than happy to introduce them to you. But I am also a team player and if you already found professionals that you adore I will love to work with them.
Do you take multiple events per day?
Each client is special and deserves my undivided attention. No, I do not book multiple events for the same date. On your day my focus is on you. Period.
In my area, I can find a college student that will coordinate my event for a very good price.
Why should I book you instead?
This is not my hobby, it is my profession.
I have certifications, insurance, years of experience, and continuing educations. Veronica Pranzo Events is a legitimate corporation.
Let me ask you: if in need of a doctor will you go to an apprentice or will you see the best doctor you can find? I guess it depends a lot on you and if you like to gamble with the outcome of one of the best days of your life or not. The fact is that, no matter how small, an event requires a certain investment of time and money...Please protect your investment and hire a professional!
This sounds like everything we've been looking for. What happens next to start the event planning process?
Fabulous! The next step is to send me an email to set up a time to talk. or even better book a complimentary consultation where we can get to know each other and start finding your desires for your event and what you would like us to help you with.