If you ever planned an event of your own, whether it’s a small dinner party or your own wedding, then you know that a lot of things can go wrong. You’d be lucky if you survive with your sanity in place with all the craziness that has happened. Now, imagine doing this for a living. This is what Donna Vessey’s book is all about.
Adventures of the Gala Guru: Saving the Planet One Party at a Time is a wildly hilarious book that tells the story of a vegan party planner as she works behind the scenes to make every event perfect. It’s inspired by actual events that Donna organized in all her years as a professional party planner. Readers will get a glimpse of all the pressures that fall upon the shoulders of the party planner in an effort to make every wonderful and memorable for hosts and attendees.
In writing this book, Donna realized that she might need a 12-step program because she’s an overachiever and a workaholic. She says that there’s a lot of work that goes into an event and you will only realize how much effort you made in hindsight. She considers every event to be a growth experience for her and her team.
If there is one piece of advice that Donna can share with anyone that’s planning an event, then it would be to call a professional party planner. Planning an event is no joke and you can read about it in her book, which you can buy at Amazon. It’s available both in paperback and Kindle version.
You can watch the full interview with Donna Vessey and TalkingBooksTV here:
Donna Vessey is an event planner based in Colorado with over 20 years experience in the professional entertainment business. Since opening her event planning company since 2003, she has planned and managed more than 3400 corporate and private events. She’s also a motivational and inspirational speaker. You can find out more about Donna at GalaGuru.com.