Meet Vanessa Sanchez, Pricci’s new Private Dining Manager! We got to sit down with Vanessa to talk all things party planning. Check out her tips for first time hosts, sticking to a budget, and deciding on the perfect venue!
How far in advance should people start planning their event?
I always like to say the sooner, the better! If there is one issue I run into with booking events, it’s availability. Make sure to lock in your date and give us a call after doing so! If you’re the go with the flow, flexible type, two weeks in advance is an ample amount of time to finalize menu and event details.
What tips do you have for first time event hosts?
Tell us what you’re looking for! This is key in planning an event. The more communication and painting of a picture you give us, the better the execution. Also, relax! It’s our job to tie together all of the loose ends and make it easy for you.
What tips do you have for selecting the perfect event space?
Get as close to your headcount as possible. You’ll notice that this often results in a couple of venue eliminations. Also, take a look at menu options. If you’re a foodie like myself, this is always a great place to start! Set a list of non-negotiables. This too will come with venue eliminations, leading you closer to your private space!
What tips do you have for sticking to a budget?
Don’t be afraid to talk numbers. I am fortunate enough to work with a Chef who is always willing to customize menus for clients. Breaking it down to a price per person is always effective.
What’s the biggest mistake people make in event planning?
The biggest mistake is assuming we cannot accommodate something! You’d be surprised at how above and beyond we are willing to go at Buckhead Life, so please, ask!
What’s the Golden Rule of Event Planning?
Communication! Many people often apologize for emailing or calling too much when in reality, they are following the golden rule. When in doubt, ask it out!
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